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Awakenings / Columbia Pictures presents a Lasker/Parkes production ; a Penny Marshall film ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker ; directed by Penny Marshall.

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Available copies

  • 7 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown ADVD AWAKENI (Text) 79361000016658 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -
Dunkirk PL - Dunkirk DVD DRA Awa (Text) 76381000066812 DVD Available -
Eckhart PL - Main DVD Awakening (Text) 840191002075375 Movies - Main Floor Temporarily Unavailable -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg DVD AWA (Text) 32826014040711 DVD Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland DVDa AWAKE DVD #4746 (Text) 76383000395187 Movies Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch DVD PG13 AWA (Text) 37516001986825 DVD Movie Shelf -- Teen Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD DRAMA AWAK (Text) 39231032939007 Audiovisual Collection Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster DVD AWA Adult (Text) 72436000042393 DVDs Available -
Switzerland Co PL - Vevay DVD AWAK (Text) 33710721656341 DVD Fiction Checked out 11/21/2018
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD FIC AWAKENINGS (Text) 33946002322381 Movies . 2nd Floor In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0800177363
  • ISBN: 9780800177362
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video [1997]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.
Based on the book: Awakenings / by Oliver Sacks.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; editors, Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis ; music, Randy Newman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Ruth Nelson, Max Von Sydow, Anne Meara, Dexter Gordon, George Martin, Alice Drummond.
Summary, etc.:
Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. The awakening of the first patient proves a rebirth for the doctor, too, as the patient reveals life's simple but sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby surround stereo.; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Language Note:
Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Postencephalitic Parkinson's disease > Case studies > Drama.
Epidemic encephalitis > Complications > Case studies > Drama.
Dopa > Therapeutic use > Case studies > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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