Rent Awakenings (1990)

3.8 of 5 from 108 ratings
1h 56min
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Synopsis:
1969: Dr Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) takes up a 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. He is particularly drawn to one of these victims, Leonard Lowe (Robert de Niro). With a new experimental drug, Dr Sayer discovers a vital key to awakening in himself long dormant capacities for love and friendship. Inspirational and critically acclaimed "Awakenings" is based on a true and haunting story.
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Directors:
Writers:
Oliver Sacks, Steven Zaillian
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/01/2000
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selections
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Filmographies

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Reviews (1) of Awakenings

Interesting but maybe a bit dated - Awakenings review by TH

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03/06/2020

First off this was a film that I have been meaning to watch for a while.

Pros

-Acting was great from both Robin and Robert. Also great supporting cast

- interesting and fairly sad look at the lives of those who suffered this disease.

The only negative was it was watchable but I dont think it was one that stood out. Good film but not sure it was a classic for me.

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