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Awakenings

Awakenings

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Genre
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   7.6 / 10 (589 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
120 mins
Media Type
Animated?
No
Country
Production Companies
Parkes/Lasker productions
Revenue
$52,096,475
Release Date
December 19, 1990
Director
Penny Marshall
Producers
Lawrence Lasker,
Walter F. Parkes,
Elliot Abbott (executive),
Penny Marshall (executive),
Arne Schmidt (executive)
Writer
Steven Zaillian

Summary

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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