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Awakenings

Author: Penny MarshallRobert De NiroRobin WilliamsOliver W SacksColumbia Pictures.All authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Medical films (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Marshall; Robert De Niro; Robin Williams; Oliver W Sacks; Columbia Pictures.; RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0800106326 9780800106324
OCLC Number: 24189263
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Based upon the book by Oliver Sacks.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Digitally mastered, Dolby surround, hi-fi.
Credits: Edited by Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis; music, Randy Newman.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Awakenings (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker ; directed by Penny Marshall.

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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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