Awakenings

De Niro, Robert

$17.97 
SKU: 014381699456

UPC 014381699456
Release Date 2011-03-22
Studio Image
Discs 1
Length 122
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Based on the true story of a research physician who uses an experimental drug to awaken the catatonic victims of a rare sleeping sickness. The first patient to receive the drug (De Niro in an astounding performance) is filled with awe and enthusiasm that teaches the introverted doctor to value life's simple pleasures. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Robert De Niro, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.A pioneering neurologist wants to take a risk and give his patients who suffer from encephalitis a drug used for Parkinson's Disease. He tries it out on one man who miraculously wakes from his perpetual catatonic state. After his initial success, the hospital staff allows him to wake the other patients on the ward, who all make remarkable recoveries. But the miracle proves fleeting as, one by one, the patients return to their solitary, trance-like worlds.The film is based on the experiences of British-born neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks at a hospital in the Bronx, New York. It was shot in the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn. Shot in Technicolor. Robert De Niro won the New York Film Critics Circle award for his starring performance in this film, and the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas, which also opened in 1990....An emotional knockout....Williams and DeNiro are astounding. So's the movie. It takes a piece out of you......De Niro's widely praised performance is like the rest of the film: competent, a product of hard work... -- 3 out of 4 stars...Marshall has a gift for reticence...
Cast Robin Williams (Star)
Julie Kavner (Star)
Robert De Niro (Star)
Penelope Ann Miller (Star)
Anton Furst (Production Designer)
Penny Marshall (Director)
John Heard (Star)
Randy Newman (Composer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio Subtitles - Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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