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Awakenings (1990) (1991)

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Starring (View all)
Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Leonard Lowe
Robin Williams Robin Williams
Dr. Malcolm Sayer
Julie Kavner Julie Kavner
Eleanor Costello
Ruth Nelson Ruth Nelson
Mrs. Lowe
John Heard John Heard
Dr. Kaufman


Written by
Steven Zaillian Steven Zaillian
(screenplay)


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An average movie

4 years, 9 months ago at Jan 2 12:39
I already saw this movie but since it was a while back, I thought I might as well check it out again. Well, even though this movie definitely has a solid reputation, I can’t say it completely worked for me. I have to admit that it was a fascinating story but, unfortunately, the tone was just too cheesy for me. On top of that,  it displayed another typical dramatic performance by Robin Williams.... read more
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Description: Awakenings is the true story of a new doctor who finds himself with a ward full of long-term catatonic patients for whom there seems no hope of a cure. Eventually, the doctor gets permission to try a new experimental drug which offers the prospect of reviving the afflicted. As the patients awaken from their years of sleep, they and their families must adjust to the physical and psychological repercussions, including the new awareness of the patients and the reactions of their relatives. It eventually becomes clear, however, that the cure is far from perfect—due to its temporary nature. In the end, the film effectively suggests ... (more)
Release date: 11 January 1991
UPC: 043396505698
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