Awakenings (1990)

Poster for the movie "Awakenings"
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Poster for the movie "Awakenings"

Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 120 min - Drama - 15 March 1990

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.

Director:  Penny Marshall
Director of Photography:  Miroslav Ondříček
Original Music Composer:  Randy Newman
Author:  Oliver Sacks M.D.
Writers:  Steven Zaillian.

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Storyline

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.


Collections: Penny Marshall

Tagline: There is no such thing as a simple miracle.

Genres: Drama

Details

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Language:  English
Release Date:  15 March 1990

Box Office

Revenue:  $52,096,475

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Parkes/Lasker productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 00 min

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