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Awakenings (1990)

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By opening one man's eyes to the world... he opened his own. Robert De Niro (in an award-nominated performance) and Robin Williams star in this powerful, true story of a maverick doctor and the patients whose lives he changes. Williams plays Dr. Malcolm S… View More
Genres Drama
Director Penny Marshall
Starring Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson View More
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Movie Summary

By opening one man's eyes to the world... he opened his own. Robert De Niro (in an award-nominated performance) and Robin Williams star in this powerful, true story of a maverick doctor and the patients whose lives he changes. Williams plays Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. De Niro co-stars as Leonard, 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. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to the other patients. The story of their friendship during this emotional journey is a testament to both the tenderness of the human heart and the strength of the human soul.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama
Director Penny Marshall
Starring Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller, Alice Drummond, LeChance DuRand, Jayne Haynes
Studio Name Sony Pictures
Release Date 1990
VUDU Release Date 10/17/2007
Rating PG-13 About Ratings
Running Time 120 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital Plus

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