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Chasing Sleep Details


Ed Saxon (Jeff Daniels) is an English professor of some repute whose life is thrown into serious chaos when his wife, Eve, fails to return home one day. After a sleepless night, Ed phones the police, who find no trace of Eve, save her abandoned car. Later Ed, by now exhausted and disheveled, is visited by a young student (Emily Bergl) who is concerned about his absence from class and has stopped by to drop off some food for him. The student has an obvious attraction towards Ed, and he lets her in the house, where she has an accident that results in a nosebleed and a blood-soaked sweater that she leaves behind. Inevitably, detectives come calling on Ed, who is close to a fatigue-fueled nervous breakdown and nearly loses it completely. His fragile state is further exacerbated when he discovers a mysterious object under a chest of drawers, causing him to veer more precipitously towards an all-encompassing emotional collapse. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

  • Release date:May 16, 2001


Jeff Daniels
as Ed Saxon
Emily Bergl
as Sadie
Gil Bellows
as Detective Derm
Zach Grenier
as Geoffrey Costas
Julian McMahon
as George
Ben Shenkman
as Officer Stewart
Molly Price
as Susie


Olivier Glaas
Jim Denault
David Leonard
Scott Macaulay
Executive Producer
Robin O'Hara
Executive Producer
Kathryn Nixon
Costume Designer
Paul Soucek
Sound/Sound Designer
Josh Zeman
First Assistant Director
Suzanne Smith
Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Josh Zeman
Line Producer