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Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 12/19/1990 (US) Drama 2h

There is no such thing as a simple miracle.


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


  2. Steven Zaillian


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    Leonard Lowe

  2. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    Malcolm Sayer

  3. John Heard

    John Heard

    Dr. Kaufman

  4. Julie Kavner

    Julie Kavner

    Eleanor Costello

  5. Penelope Ann Miller

    Penelope Ann Miller


  6. Ruth Nelson

    Ruth Nelson

    Mrs. Lowe

  7. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow

    Peter Ingham

  8. Anne Meara

    Anne Meara


  9. Dexter Gordon

    Dexter Gordon


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Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue $52,096,475.00


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