Awakenings
DVD
1997
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Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. The awakening of the first patient proves a rebirth for the doctor, too, as the patient reveals life's simple but sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients.

Item Details
Subjects:
Dopa -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies -- Drama.
Epidemic encephalitis -- Complications -- Case studies -- Drama.
Postencephalitic Parkinson's disease -- Case studies -- Drama.
Genre:
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
De Niro, Robert.
Heard, John, 1946-2017
Kavner, Julie.
Marshall, Penny.
Miller, Penelope Ann.
Sacks, Oliver W. Awakenings.
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014
ISBN:
9780800177362
0800177363
Publisher, Date:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, c1997.
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: PG.
MPAA rating: PG-13.
Other Title:
Awakenings (Motion picture)
Notes:
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby surround stereo.; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.
Based on the book: Awakenings / by Oliver Sacks.
Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Ruth Nelson, Max Von Sydow, Anne Meara, Dexter Gordon, George Martin, Alice Drummond.
Director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; editors, Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis ; music, Randy Newman ; production designer, Anton Furst ; costume designer, Cynthia Flynt ; executive producers, Penny Marshall, Arne Schmidt, Elliot Abbott.
Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Link to PAC
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