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Deep Sleep (1990)

Shelley an emotionally volatile young girl was involved in prostitution. The subject under study raises many controversial questions about child prostitution, illegal immigration, child ... See full summary »

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Patricia Gruben

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Patricia Gruben
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Follows ... Shelley
Stuart Margolin ... Bob
Patricia Collins ... Barbara
David Hewlett ... Terry
Damon D'Oliveira ... Angel
Deanne Henry Deanne Henry ... Dr. Cole
Rob Roy Rob Roy ... Lyman
Margot Kane Margot Kane ... Matina
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Shelley's Father (as Ken Camroux)
Eloisa Cardona Eloisa Cardona ... Dora
Annabel Kershaw ... Janet
Roger Tong Cabrera Roger Tong Cabrera ... Nanoy
Andrew Harris Andrew Harris ... Joshua
Jenny Jickels Jenny Jickels ... Jenny
Jessica Jickels Jessica Jickels ... Becky
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Shelley an emotionally volatile young girl was involved in prostitution. The subject under study raises many controversial questions about child prostitution, illegal immigration, child abduction and illegal adoption, violence and incest in families.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1990 (Canada) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color
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Directorial debut for Patricia Gruben. See more »

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Waltz Across Texas
Written by Talmadge Tubb
Published by Ernest Tubb Music © 1965
Performed by Ernest Tubb
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Well-written and performed psychological thriller
4 June 1999 | by froufrouSee all my reviews

"Deep Sleep" is a well-paced psychological thriller, reminiscent of Hitchcock's "Marnie". It makes appropriate connections between right-wing politics and violence, in the manner of John Sayles' films. Intriguing and worth watching. The lead role is played by Megan Follows (of TV's Anne of Green Gables fame) as an emotionally volatile young woman, a brilliant bit of casting. The plot twists, turns and goes in directions that may surprise the viewer. Solid performances are given by other actors in supporting roles. The controversial issues explored by "Deep Sleep" are not glossed over nor trivialized. The director and writer, Patricia Gruben's creativity, though fueled by her anger, never treats the audience as prisoners to a "correct" polemic or point of view. We are left to understand our own responses to vividly photographed scenes of physical and emotional hide-and-seek that work on many levels. A viewer attentive to the verbal and visual clues may unlock the mystery before the shock ending.


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