Awakenings
Awakenings

Awakenings

1990
14+
The story of a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease at the time.
Drama
  • Director

    • Penny Marshall
  • Producers

    • Penny Marshall
    • Walter F. Parkes
    • Lawrence Lasker
    • Elliot Abbott
    • Arne Schmidt
  • Cast

    • Robert De Niro
    • Robin Williams
    • Julie Kavner
    • Ruth Nelson
    • John Heard
    • Penelope Ann Miller
    • Alice Drummond
    • Judith Malina
  • Writers

    • Penny Marshall
    • Steven Zaillian
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Awakenings
Awakenings

Awakenings

The story of a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital...

2h 0m 41s