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Uniform Title Awakenings (Motion picture)
Title Awakenings [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents a Lasker/Parkes production ; a Penny Marshall film ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker ; directed by Penny Marshall.
Published Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1997.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997 .A935 1997    DUE 05-05-15 BILLED
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Based on the book: Awakenings / by Oliver Sacks.
Credits Director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; editors, Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis ; music, Randy Newman ; production designer, Anton Furst ; costume designer, Cynthia Flynt ; executive producers, Penny Marshall, Arne Schmidt, Elliot Abbott.
Note "Deluxe widescreen presentation"--Container.
System Reqs DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby surround stereo.
Cast Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Ruth Nelson, Max Von Sydow, Anne Meara, Dexter Gordon, George Martin, Alice Drummond.
Summary Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. The awakening of the first patient proves a rebirth for the doctor, too, as the patient reveals life's simple but sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
Language Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject Postencephalitic Parkinson's disease -- Case studies -- Drama.
Epidemic encephalitis -- Complications -- Case studies -- Drama.
Dopa -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies -- Drama.
Genre Medical films (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Zaillian, Steven. Screenwriter.
Parkes, Walter F. Producer.
Marshall, Penny. Director.
De Niro, Robert. Actor.
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014. Actor.
Heard, John, 1945- Actor.
Kavner, Julie. Actor.
Miller, Penelope Ann. Actor.
Nelson, Ruth, 1905-1992. Actor.
Sydow, Max von, 1929- Actor.
Meara, Anne. Actor.
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990. Actor.
Drummond, Alice, 1928-2016. Actor.
Newman, Randy. Composer.
Ondříček, Miroslav, 1934-2015. Cinematographer.
Greenberg, Gerald B. Film editor.
Davis, Battle, 1952-1994. Film editor.
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015. Awakenings.
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0800177363
Standard # 043396505698
Publisher # 50569 Columbia TriStar Home Video
OCLC number 40987802