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Title Awakenings [(DVD) 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.

Imprint [United States] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 1997.
Publication Info. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video Chatsworth, CA, [2010]
©1997
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F AWA    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Fiction  F AWA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F AWA    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround
digital optical stereo
laser optical, NTSC
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion picture
System Details DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby surround stereo.; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Language Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990; originally released in 1997.
Based on the book: Awakenings / by Oliver Sacks.
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.
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.
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.
Subject Postencephalitic Parkinson's disease -- Case studies -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Epidemic encephalitis -- Complications -- Case studies -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Dopa -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre Feature films.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Zaillian, Steven.
Parkes, Walter F.
Lasker, Lawrence.
Marshall, Penny.
De Niro, Robert.
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014.
Heard, John, 1945-
Kavner, Julie.
Miller, Penelope Ann.
Nelson, Ruth, 1905-1992.
Sydow, Max von, 1929-
Meara, Anne.
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990.
Drummond, Alice, 1929-
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015. Awakenings.
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Standard No. 014381681925
Music No. 000460 Columbia TriStar Home Video
50569 Columbia TriStar Home Video
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