Awakenings

User Score
Votes
Share
Rate

Awakenings Overview

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.

Who Stars in Awakenings

Robert De Niro
Leonard Lowe

Robert De Niro

Robin Williams
Dr. Malcolm Sayer

Robin Williams

John Heard
Dr. Kaufman

John Heard

Julie Kavner
Eleanor Costello

Julie Kavner

Penelope Ann Miller
Paula

Penelope Ann Miller

Ruth Nelson
Mrs. Lowe

Ruth Nelson


Recommendations

Scent of a Woman
Quiz Show
Kramer vs. Kramer
Driving Miss Daisy
The Fisher King
Tootsie
Wag the Dog
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Born on the Fourth of July
Terms of Endearment
Sling Blade
Leaving Las Vegas
Working Girl
The Insider
About Schmidt
Midnight Run
Cape Fear
In the Name of the Father
As Good as It Gets
Fatal Attraction

Images related to Awakenings

Production

Parkes/Lasker productions


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1990-12-04

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 00 mins

Revenue
$ 52,096,475.00 (USA)

Genres
Drama

Keywords
coma based on novel or book experiment miracle frustration hope based on a true story hospital illness woman director comatose


What do you think of this movie?