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Awakenings.

  • Marsh, Penny
Date
1990
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Description

In 1969, Dr Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) takes up his post at Bainbridge Hospital, New York. Among his patients, he discovers a group of forgotten survivors of the 1916 Sleeping Sickness epidemic - a virus that turned its victims into living statues (causing encephalitis lethargica). With a new experimental drug, L-Dopa, Dr Sayer discovers a vital key to 'awakening' the patients. The film is based on Oliver Sacks' memoir of the same name.

Publication/Creation

1990.

Physical description

1 DVD (116 min.) : sound, colour, PAL

Creator/production credits

Columbia Pictures Lasker/Parkes Production. A Penny Marsh film. Starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

Copyright note

1990 Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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