Awakenings

Over-earnest, slushy attempt by director Penny Marshall (A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN) and screenwriter Steve Zaillian (SCHINDLER'S LIST) to create screen entertainment from the life and work of neurologist Oliver Sacks, whose name is changed to Dr. Malcolm Sayer for the film, set in 1969. Robin Williams plays the overwhelmingly shy research doctor who is engaged...read more

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Neurologist, Awakenings Author Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

Neurologist Oliver Sacks, who wrote the book Awakenings and was portrayed by Robin Williams in the 1990 movie of the same name, died Sunday at his home in New York City, The Associated Press reports. He was 82. In February, Sacks announced that he wa… Read more

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Awakenings - Official Trailer
00:33 — 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 w (more…)
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A doctor's experiments bring a group of comatose patients back to consciousness in Awakenings (1990), directed by Penny Marshall and starring Robin Wi (more…)

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  • Released: 1990
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Over-earnest, slushy attempt by director Penny Marshall (A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN) and screenwriter Steve Zaillian (SCHINDLER'S LIST) to create screen entertainment from the life and work of neurologist Oliver Sacks, whose name is changed to Dr. Malcolm Sayer… (more)

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