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Awakenings [DVD] [Closed Caption; Subtitled French and Spanish]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 50569

  • Credits
    Robin Williams, Ray D. Tutto, Marty Fromage, Robert De Niro, Robert DeNiro, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller
  • Critic Reviews
    "...An emotional knockout....Williams and DeNiro are astounding. So's the movie. It takes a piece out of you..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...De Niro's widely praised performance is like the rest of the film: competent, a product of hard work..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Marshall has a gift for reticence..."
    Los Angeles Times

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