Awakenings

(1990)

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.

  1. Penny Marshall

    Director

  2. Steven Zaillian

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    Leonard Lowe

  2. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    Dr. Malcolm Sayer

  3. John Heard

    John Heard

    Dr. Kaufman

  4. Julie Kavner

    Julie Kavner

    Eleanor Costello

  5. Penelope Ann Miller

    Penelope Ann Miller

    Paula

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 12, 1990
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • December 19, 1990
    PG-13
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • January 11, 1991
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue $52,096,475.00

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