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Awakenings

2 h 1 min1990PG-13
Based on the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm Sayer (portrayed by Robin Williams), who, in 1969, discovered beneficial effects of the drug L-Dopa. He administered it to catatonic patients who survived the 1917-28 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica.
Directors
Penny Marshall
Starring
Robert DeNiroRobin WilliamsJohn Heard
Genres
Arts, Entertainment, and CultureDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Lawrence LaskerWalter Parkes
Studio
Sony Pictures Television Canada