Original Title: Awakenings

120 min.


Stars: robert de niro, robin williams, john heard, julie kavner

Directors: penny marshall, sheila paige, glen trotiner, tony gittelson

Country: USA

Release: 1990-12-04


Movie Info

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.

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