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Dream a Little Dream (1989)




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When Coleman Ettinger (Jason Robards, Jr.) and his wife, Gene (Piper Laurie), attempt a mystical experiment, an accident transports their minds into teenagers Bobby Keller (Corey Feldman) and Lainie Diamond (Meredith Salenger), while the kids end up trapped in a dream state. While Coleman enjoys his youthful existence for a little while, he soon longs to return things to the way they were, which proves to be more problematic than he had imagined.

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Corey Feldman
as Bobby Keller
Jason Robards
as Coleman Ettinger
Meredith Salenger
as Lainie Diamond
Piper Laurie
as Gena Ettinger
Corey Haim
as Dinger
Alex Rocco
as Gus Keller
Ria Pavia
as Maureen
Victoria Jackson
as Kit Keller
Susan Blakely
as Mrs. Diamond
Josh Evans
as Low Life #1
Russell Livingstone
as Neighbor Next Door
Mickey Thomas
as Mr. Pattison
Fran Taylor
as Sheila Baker
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Critic Reviews for Dream a Little Dream

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

This is one incoherent movie; I have a hunch that the writers could not figure it out, either.

May 21, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Dream a Little Dream is an aggressively unwatchable movie.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

Folks staggering out of Dream a Little Dream may well wonder what the heck they just saw.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

It is one thing to Dream a Little Dream; quite another to endure a little movie like this one, a dead ripoff of Back to the Future.

January 4, 2018 | Full Review…

A relentless soundtrack beats throughout the film, and the scenes cut quickly from one location to another in an attempt at 'clever' editing that merely adds to the clouded feel of the movie.

July 25, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The best things in this movie were Meredith Salinger's breasts.

March 25, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Dream a Little Dream

A strange, but fun tale of body switching, and it's got both Coreys! I highly recommend it, it's a great teen movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


The two Corey's again hmmm odd plot here, nothing original but plenty of holes leaving you wondering what on earth is really happening. There is no proper explainations as to how and why the body/mind switch happens and then it all becomes nothing at the end?? huh? Poor performances from all really, many of the bigger names are possibly there simply to cash in on being with the younger stars, to show they are still hip hehe Can't recommend unless you love the two Corey's.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


The thought of people being able to communicate through dreams are cool.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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