DVD - 1997
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Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1997.
ISBN: 9780800177362
Branch Call Number: DVD AWAKENI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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In 1990, Penny Marshall (Big, A league of Their Own) took a break from her normal comedy fare to direct Awakenings, the true story of a neurologist who creates a drug that revives encephalitis patients from their previously incurable comas. Robin Williams portrays the doctor and Robert De Niro pl... Read More »

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Oct 28, 2020

This movie has been a favorite of mine since I first saw it in the theatre when it was released. It has a little bit of everything; humor, drama, sadness and a touch of romance. It's a very sweet film that's based on a true story. Robin Williams is wonderful in the title role and I loved Julie Cavner. I'm not usually a fan of Robert DiNero, but he was great as Raymond and his chemistry with Penelope Ann Miller was very sweet.

Feb 22, 2019

A great movie. Can't believe this is a true story.

Oct 14, 2015

Worthwhile to read the autobiography by Sacks as well as view the movie. The book puts the film in context.

Feb 09, 2015

This movie was touching and inspiring. So far I think this is one of Robert DeNiro's most spellbinding roles. He captured the disorder so well that I believed it! Robin Williams did a wonderful job too. I was sad to watch him play this role and to think this amazing actor has passed away.
This movie made me appreciate life and have compassion for those who can't do the everyday things we take for granted.

Sep 11, 2014

Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

RitaRoberts Dec 17, 2011

Lelia - not for kids

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