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Awakenings (1990)

PG-13
121 min | Biography, Drama

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Writers
Oliver Sacks (book) (as Oliver Sacks M.D.) | Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Miroslav Ondrícek (as Miroslav Ondricek)
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Box Office
Opening Wknd
$ 417,076
Gross (USA)
$ 52,096,475
Gross (World)
$ 52,096,475
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Release date
Jan 11, 1991 (United States)

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Robert De Niro
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Robin Williams
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Ruth Nelson
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John Heard
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Jayne Haynes
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Keith Diamond
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Tiger Haynes
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John Christopher Jones
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Max von Sydow
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7.8 / 10 | 108,834 votes