Awakenings / Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker ; directed by Penny Marshall.
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|Oxford PL - Oxford||VIDEO AWA (Text)||34045000145594||Videos||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0800106326
- ISBN: 9780800106324
- Physical Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
- Publisher: Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991.
Based upon the book by Oliver Sacks.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Digitally mastered, Dolby surround, hi-fi.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Edited by Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis; music, Randy Newman.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Robert De Niro, Robin Williams.
Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin responding to certain stimulati. Apprised of the efficacy of a new drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-disease victims, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on one of his patients: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), who has not communicated with anyone since lapsing into catatonia as a child. Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayers to administer L-DOPA to the other patients under his care.
|Target Audience Note:||
MPAA rating: PG-13.
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