Awakenings (1990)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Robert De Niro
John Heard
Julie Kavner
Penelope Ann Miller
Ruth Nelson
Max Von Sydow
Movie Details
Director Penny Marshall
Producer Lawrence Lasker; Walter Parkes
Writer Steven Zaillian
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 120 mins
Country USA
Color Color
There is no such thing as a simple miracle.

Williams plays Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. DeNiro co-stars as Leonard, 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. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients. The story of their friendship during this emotional journey is a testament to both the tenderness of the human heart and the strength of the human soul.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 27
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 043396505698
Chapters 61
Release Date 9/3/1997
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features