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For the Farscape episode, see Dream a Little Dream (Farscape episode). For the album by Cass Elliot, see Dream a Little Dream (album). For the fantasy novel about winged unicorns co-authored with Julie Brady, see Piers Anthony bibliography#Other.
Not to be confused with Dream a Little Dream of Me.
Dream a Little Dream
Dream a little dream (film poster).jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed by Marc Rocco
Produced by Marc Rocco
D.E. Eisenberg
Written by Marc Rocco
Daniel Jay Franklin
D.E. Eisenberg
Music by John William Dexter
Cinematography King Baggot
Edited by Russell Livingstone
Distributed by Vestron Pictures
Release dates
  • March 3, 1989 (1989-03-03)
Running time
114 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $5,552,441[1]

Dream a Little Dream is a 1989 teen film directed by Marc Rocco and starring Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Meredith Salenger, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie and Harry Dean Stanton. It was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. Released in 1,019 theaters, it accumulated $5,552,441.[1] This was the third film featuring the two Coreys. The film's sequel, Dream a Little Dream 2, was released in 1995.


Bobby Keller (Corey Feldman) is a slacker high school student who, while running through a short cut through a backyard in his neighborhood one night, collides with Lainie Diamond (Meredith Salenger), over whom Bobby has recently been obsessing. During the collision, elderly professor Coleman Ettinger (Jason Robards) is performing a meditation exercise in the yard with his wife Gena (Piper Laurie), theorizing that if he and his wife can enter a meditative alpha state together voluntarily, they will be able to live together forever. However, just as the Ettingers are on the verge of completing their meditation experiment, the teenagers' collision renders both teens unconscious, enacting a type of body switch between the four characters.

Bobby wakes up in his bedroom to find his best friend Dinger (Corey Haim) and his parents asking him if he's okay, but "Bobby" has no idea who these people are because he is actually Coleman trapped in Bobby Keller's body. Coleman leaves the house to find his wife but returns when he cannot find her or make any sense of the situation. On his return to Bobby's home, Coleman plays up the role of Bobby for his family and friend, just wanting to go to sleep to see if the alpha state he attains in dreams will give him any clue to what has gone wrong with the experiment.

In his dream, Coleman is greeted by the real Bobby, who appears to be trapped in a dream partially generated by Coleman's own subconscious. Coleman discovers that Gena, skeptical of her husband's "dream state" theory from the beginning, is also trapped in the dream but is unable to communicate with him because part of her mind has been transferred to Lainie's body. Bobby informs Coleman that he has very little time to prevent what's left of his wife from forgetting about him and becoming lost in the dream forever.

Bobby claims to know the secret to switch them all back, yet is reluctant to help Coleman do so, finding the dream-world he now inhabits to be more satisfying than the physical world in which he existed as a troubled teen. Coleman realizes he only has a few days (while pretending to be Bobby) to overcome generation gaps, high-school bullies, Lainie's violent and unstable boyfriend Joel, and Lainie's bitter and manipulative divorced mother in order to improve Bobby's grades, love-life, relationships with his family and friends, and connect with Lainie (who is not particularly fond of Bobby) enough to convince her to recreate the meditation experiment that might save his beloved wife.



CD cover

The soundtrack includes a mix of 1980s rock and classic music. Some songs featured are "Dreams to Remember" by Otis Redding, "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison, "Time Runs Wild" by Danny Wilde, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" by R.E.M., "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk 3, and Michael Damian's "Rock On". The video clip for "Rock On" featured the film's cast members Corey Feldman, Meredith Salenger, and Corey Haim. Damian's song—a remake of the 1973 David Essex song—became a #1 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of June 3, 1989.[2]

Mickey Thomas, the lead singer of the popular 1980s band Starship, recorded the film's title theme song and its duet version with Mel Tormé for the soundtrack. The duet version also plays at the end of the film. Thomas also appears as the teacher Mr. Pattison in the film.

Track listing
  1. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by Mickey Thomas – 2:52
  2. "Time Runs Wild" by Danny Wilde – 4:44
  3. "Whenever There's a Night" by Mike Reno – 3:34
  4. "Dreams Come True (Stand Up and Take It)" by Lone Justice – 4:05
  5. "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison – 3:30
  6. "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M. – 4:00
  7. "Rock On" by Michael Damian – 3:21
  8. "You'd Better Wait" by Fee Waybill – 3:21
  9. "Never Turn Away" by Chris Thompson – 3:07
  10. "I've Got Dreams to Remember" by Otis Redding – 3:12
  11. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by Mel Tormé – 2:51
  • Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades - Timbuk 3 - 3:20
  • Young At Heart - Frank Sinatra
  • The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
  • Where Is She? - Blue Future
  • Dress To Kill - Steve Plunkett


The movie made around $2,500,000 during its opening weekend, with its widest release, in 1,019 theaters. The following week, its weekend gross dropped dramatically (by around 51%). Its domestic gross came out to be around $5,500,000.[1] The film also received negative reviews, earning 0% on Rotten Tomatoes based on all 9 reviews counted.


  1. ^ a b c Dream a Little Dream at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006). Top 1000 Hits of the Rock Era, 1955-2005. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 156. ISBN 1-4234-0919-1. 

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