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    Awakenings

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    Awakenings

    2h 1min
    1990     Drama     USA

    Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin responding to certain stimulati. Apprised of the efficacy of a new drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-disease victims, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on one of his patients: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), who has not communicated with anyone since lapsing into catatonia as a child. Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayers to administer L-DOPA to the other patients under his care.

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    Guide for parents: Rated PG-13 in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG-13 in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG-13 in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG-13 in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG-13 in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG-13 in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG-13 in the USA.
    Directed byPenny Marshall
    Written byOliver Sacks, Steven Zaillian
    CompanyColumbia PicturesColumbia PicturesColumbia Pictures

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    Starring

    Robert De Niro
    Robin Williams
    Julie Kavner
    John Heard
    Penelope Ann Miller
    Anne Meara
    Dexter Gordon
    Vin Diesel
    Bradley Whitford
    Vincent Pastore
    Peter Stormare
    Max von Sydow
    + MORE

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