Awakenings | 1990

Drama, Biopic
Scientist discover a drug that awakens patient who have been "mentally dead" for years.
Director: Penny Marshall
Awards: 3 Oscar nominations. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Leonard Lowe

Actor

... Doctor Malcolm Sayer

Actor

... Eleanor Costello

Actor

... Mrs Lowe

Actor

... Doctor Kaufman

Actor

... Paula

Actor

... Lucy

Actor

... Rose

Actor

... Bert

Actor

... Frank

Actor

... Miriam

Actor

... Sidney

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Cinema Research Corporation

Production Company

Lasker/Parkes Productions

Production Company

Navestar

Production Company

Production Company

Something's Cooking

Production Company

Synopsis

Based on a true story, a passionate and somewhat unorthodox doctor struggles to cure patients of encephalitis, a sleeping disorder which struck many victims in the 1920s, rendering them motionless and seemingly thoughtless.

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