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Dream On!
Directed by Ed Harker
Produced by Erin Nico
Written by Ed Harker
Starring Ed Harris,
Erin Nico,
Steven Hartley,
Paul Reubens,
Philip Baker Hall
Distributed by ?
Release date(s) 1981
Running time 98 min
Language English
Budget ?

Dream On! is a film which premiered in 1981 at the Festival International du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal. It was shot in 16mm film from 1975 to 1980, and was blown up to 35mm in 1984. The DVD Release is expected in 2006. The film's action follows a group of young actors as they struggle to survive in L.A. and hang on to their artistic principles. Ed Harris and Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens have since become well known actors.

Plot summary

No relation to the later cable-TV sitcom of the same name, Dream On is a tale of struggling LA actors seeking out an audience. This talented but impoverished troupe stages a "guerilla theatre" production, wherein each actor takes on a variety of characterizations. Given that the actors include an ex-hooker and a pair of mismatched homosexuals, perhaps the troupe is using their production as a means of escaping the torments of their own lives. Perhaps nothing - that's just what they're doing.

Awards and nominations

  • Honorable Mention (Roger Ebert) at the US Film and Video Festival (Sundance Film Festival), 1983
  • Silver Award at the Festival of the Americas (Houston), 1983

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