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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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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