Taglines: With dreams like these who needs reality?
The lives of a crusty old scientist and a bratty, teen Michael-Jackson-wannabe are about to intersect in a paranormal way. Coleman Ettinger seeks to break down the door of reality through studied dreaming; Bobby Keller wants Lainie Diamond, the girlfriend of his high school friend Joel, a handsome school jock.
As Coleman persuades his wife Gena to join his experiments, an accident knocks their bodies out of existence, along with Bobby’s consciousness. Coleman’s consciousness winds up in Bobby’s body while Gena’s ends up buried and asleep inside Lainie’s. Only when sleeping can Coleman contact Bobby and elicit his help in putting things back, except that Bobby smugly prefers limbo over his aggravated life as a modern teenager.
Dream a Little Dream is a 1989 teen film directed by Marc Rocco and starring Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Meredith Salenger, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie and Harry Dean Stanton. It was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. Released in 1,019 theaters, it accumulated $5,552,441. This was the third film featuring the two Coreys. The film’s sequel, Dream a Little Dream 2, was released in 1995.
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Directed by: Marc Rocco
Starring: Jason Robards, Corey Feldman, Piper Laurie, Meredith Salenger, Harry Dean Stanton, Corey Haim, Susan Blakely, William McNamara, Matt Adler, Victoria Jackson, Alex Rocco
Screenplay by: Marc Rocco, Daniel Jay Franklin, D.E. Eisenberg
Production Design by: Matthew C. Jacobs
Cinematography by: King Baggot
Film Editing by: Russell Livingstone
Costume Design by: Kristine Brown
Art Direction by: Melody Levy
Music by: John William Dexter
Distributed by: Vestron Pictures
Release Date: March 3, 1989