• Publication date: March 5, 2013

Chasing Sleep

When small-town English college professor, Ed Saxon’s wife Eve doesn’t come home one night, Ed feels troubled and has a difficult time trying to sleep. Ed calls the police, who can find no trace of her except her abandoned car. In the meantime, Ed is going crazy with his insomnia, trying to increase his medication enough to be able to sleep…

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2000

MBC 2:

March 13, 2013 03:15 (KSA) ~ March 13, 2013 02:15 (CLT)

When small-town English college professor, Ed Saxon’s wife Eve doesn’t come home one night, Ed (Jeff Daniels) feels troubled and has a difficult time trying to sleep. Ed calls the police, who can find no trace of his wife except for her abandoned car. In the meantime, Ed is going crazy with his insomnia, trying to increase his medication enough to be able to sleep. But instead of helping him sleep, the medication seems to be giving him hallucinations and speeding up the decomposing of his mind and mental abilities. Passing through his consciousness like ghosts, in between bouts of hallucination and mental fatigue, Ed is visited by detectives Derm and Stewart (Gil Bellows and Ben Shenkman), as well as one of his students, Sadie (Emily Bergl), who is obviously more than slightly interested in the good professor, in addition to his wife’s angry lover George (Julian McMahon).

Jeff Daniels gives a tour de force performance as the crumbling Ed Saxon whose house is falling apart bit by bit as he is losing his mind… 

 

Starring:

  •          Jeff Daniels
  •          Emily Bergl
  •          Gil Bellows
  •          Zach Grenier
  •          Julian McMahon
  •          Ben Shenkman
  •          Molly Price
  •          Patrick Moug

Directed by:  Michael Walker

Rating:  R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content.