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A man discovers that what he doesn't know can hurt him, especially when it comes to his wife, in this suspense drama. Ray Reardon (James Spader) is an architect who has just gone through a messy divorce; while his friends sing the praises of the single life, Ray would prefer to settle into a life of middle-class domesticity with a home, wife, and family. Ray meets a beautiful but mysterious woman named Lena (Madchen Amick) at a party, and for him it's love at first sight; while she remains elusive, Ray pursues her avidly, and before long he proposes, even though he doesn't know her especially well. A few years later, they're seemingly happily married with children. But Lena's behavior starts to become erratic and depressive, and she is no longer willing to account for where she's been or what she's been doing. Ray is convinced that Lena has been having an affair and begins doing some research into her past; he soon discovers her previous life bears little resemblance to what she told him and that she's been lying to him about nearly every part of her history and their relationship. Lena contends that she's just "a regular screwed-up person," but in time, Ray realizes that there's a purpose behind her duplicity: she's trying to convince people that he is insane. Dream Lover was the directorial debut of screenwriter Nicholas Kazan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 9, 1994

Cast

James Spader
as Ray Reardon
Mädchen Amick
as Lena Reardon
Bess Armstrong
as Elaine
Fredric Lehne
as Larry
Larry Miller
as Norman
Kathleen York
as Martha
Blair Tefkin
as Cheryl
Scott Coffey
as Billy
Clyde Kusatsu
as Judge
William Shockley
as Buddy
Tom Lillard
as Mr Sneeder
Irwin Keyes
as Officer
Joel McKinnon Miller
as Minister
Joseph Scorsiani
as Martha's Lawyer
Archie Lang
as Judge
Alexander Folk
as Oscar
Talya Ferro
as Cora's Sister
Sandra Kinder
as Beautician
Janel Moloney
as Alice
Lucy Butler
as Ray's Secretary
Gretchen Becker
as Celine Rogers
Paul Ben-Victor
as Clown
Erick Avari
as Dr. Spatz
Michael Milhoan
as Ray's Lawyer
Kate Williamson
as Mrs Sneeder
Jeanne Bates
as Jeanne
Shawne Rowe
as Debby
Gretchen Becker
as Celine Rogers
Paul Ben-Victor
as Clown
Alexander Folk
as Oscar
Shawne Rowe
as Debby
Talya Ferro
as Cora's Sister
Sandra Kinder
as Beautician
Irwin Keyes
as Officer
Joel McKinnon Miller
as Minister
Jeanne Bates
as Jeanne
Janel Moloney
as Alice
Joseph Scorsiani
as Martha's Lawyer
Kate Williamson
as Mrs Sneeder
Tom Lillard
as Mr Sneeder
Erick Avari
as Dr. Spatz
Archie Lang
as Judge
Michael Milhoan
as Ray's Lawyer
Lucy Butler
as Ray's Secretary

Crew

Nicholas Kazan
Director
Wallis Nicita
Producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson
Producer
Lauren Lloyd
Producer
Tim Clawson
Producer
Nicholas Kazan
Screenwriter
Jean-Yves Escoffier
Cinematographer
Christopher Young
Composer (Music Score)
Jill Savitt
Editor
Louis G. Friedman
Production Designer
Richard Hoover
Production Designer
Bruce Hill
Art Director
Elon Dershowitz
Co-producer
Steve Golin
Executive Producer
Edward R. Pressman
Executive Producer
Brian Kasch
Set Designer
Barbara Tfank
Costume Designer
David Brownlow
Sound/Sound Designer
Johanna Ray
Casting
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