Awakenings (1990)

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.

  • Steven Zaillian
  • Oliver Sacks
  • Penny Marshall
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  • Views: 3
  • Release Date: 1990-12-04
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 120
  • Revenue: $52,096,475

Peter Stormare


Robert De Niro

Leonard Lowe

Robin Williams

Malcolm Sayer

John Heard

Dr. Kaufman

Julie Kavner

Eleanor Costello

Ruth Nelson

Mrs. Lowe

Max von Sydow

Peter Ingham

Anne Meara


Alice Drummond

Lucy Fishman

Mary Alice

Nurse Margaret

Yusef Bulos


Tiger Haynes


Mel Gorham

Nurse Sara

Vin Diesel

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Ward #5 Patient #2

Vincent Pastore

Ward #5 Patient #6

Harry L. Seddon

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