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Awakenings

1990-12-04 | Drama
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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.
Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

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Awakenings FAQ

The certification of Awakenings is PG-13.
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..
The genre of Awakenings is Drama.
On June 11, 2021, there were 5120 public reaction to Awakenings including more rewarding, for pandemic era, fictional character, emotionally charging, underrated actor.
The revenue of Awakenings was 52,096,475 USD.
The casts of Awakenings are Robert De Niro starring as Leonard Lowe, Robin Williams starring as Malcolm Sayer, John Heard starring as Dr. Kaufman, Julie Kavner starring as Eleanor Costello, Penelope Ann Miller starring as Paula, Ruth Nelson starring as Mrs. Lowe.
Awakenings won 1992 Yoga Awards, 1991 USC Scripter Award, 1990 National Board of Review, USA.
The full version of Awakenings is provided by Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , Starz , FandangoNOW , Vudu , Kanopy , Microsoft Store , Redbox , DIRECTV , AMC on Demand
The release date of Awakenings is December 04, 1990.
The runtime of Awakenings is 120 minutes.
On June 11, 2021, the IMDB rating of Awakenings is 7.8/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 88/100, Metacritic rating is 74/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.