Awakenings

90
  • PG-13
True story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, who brought catatonics out of their extended sleep. Williams as Sacks and De Niro as a modern-day Rip Van Winkle are wonderful in this poignant tear-jerker!
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True story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, who brought catatonics out of their extended sleep. Williams as Sacks and De Niro as a modern-day Rip Van Winkle are wonderful in this poignant tear-jerker!

Original Release

12/17/1990

US Release

12/17/1990

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Cast

Robin Williams Dr. Malcolm Sayer / Malcolm Sayer
Robert De Niro Leonard Lowe
John Heard Dr. Kaufman
Julie Kavner Eleanor Costello
Max von Sydow Dr. Peter Ingham / Peter Ingham
Penelope Ann Miller Paula
Ruth Nelson Mrs. Lowe
Alice Drummond Lucy / Lucy Fishman
Judith Malina Rose
Barton Heyman Bert
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Penny Marshall

Writers

Steven Zaillian, Oliver Sacks

Cast

Producers

Elliot Abbott Executive Producer
Penny Marshall Executive Producer
Arne Schmidt Executive Producer
Lawrence Lasker Producer
Walter F. Parkes Producer
Amy Lemisch Producer

Editors

Battle Davis, Gerald B. Greenberg

1991 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1991 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1991 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1991 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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