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Awakenings

Author: Steven ZaillianWalter F ParkesLawrence LaskerPenny MarshallRobert De NiroAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Case studies Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Zaillian; Walter F Parkes; Lawrence Lasker; Penny Marshall; Robert De Niro; Robin Williams; John Heard; Julie Kavner; Penelope Ann Miller; Ruth Nelson; Max von Sydow; Anne Meara; Dexter Gordon; Alice Drummond; Miroslav Ondrícek; Randy Newman; Gerald B Greenberg; Battle Davis; Oliver W Sacks; Columbia Pictures.; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm); Image Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0800177363 9780800177362
OCLC Number: 40987802
Language Note: Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.
Based on the book: Awakenings / by Oliver Sacks.
Credits: Director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; editors, Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis ; music, Randy Newman.
Cast: 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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby surround stereo.; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Other Titles: Awakenings (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents a Lasker/Parkes production ; a Penny Marshall film ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker ; directed by Penny Marshall.

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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.

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