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Awakenings

8/10
Release Date 1990-12-04
Runtime 120 minutes
Genres Drama
Stars Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller
Directors Carrie Fisher, Gerald B. Greenberg, Bonnie Timmermann, Steven Zaillian, Walter F. Parkes

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.

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