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Awakenings [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 09/10/1997
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Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin responding to certain stimulati. Apprised of the efficacy of a new drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-disease victims, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on one of his patients: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), who has not communicated with anyone since lapsing into catatonia as a child. Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayers to administer L-DOPA to the other patients under his care. Julie Kavner and John Heard also star. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Chapter Selections

0. Chapter Selections
1. Introduction. [:13]
2. Start. [4:40]
3. The Bronx, 1969. [1:23]
4. Clinical experience required. [1:42]
5. A chronic hopspital. [1:48]
6. Home research. [1:28]
7. A new arrival. [2:55]
8. The will of the ball. [2:27]
9. Stimulus and response. [1:42]
10. Lucy on the move. [3:05]
11. 25 Years Of Atypicals. [1:52]
12. "I found the connection". [:49]
13. Dr. Peter Ingham. [2:11]
14. Visual rhythm. [2:29]
15. "I'd like to know more about your son". [1:29]
16. Brain waves. [1:12]
17. Will of the ballls. [:55]
18. Reaching them. [3:28]
19. Ouija board. [3:00]
20. L-Dopa. [2:23]
21. Asking Permission. [1:45]
22. Parental consent. [1:22]
23. The experiment begins. [2:13]
24. Increasing the dosage. [1:06]
25. "It's quiet". [2:31]
26. Someone to see Leonard. [1:31]
27. Meeting the staff. [1:46]
28. Older than he remembered. [1:49]
29. A mother's lullaby. [2:26]
30. Bronx tour. [2:51]
31. The Periodic Table of Elements. [1:46]
32. A request for the rest. [1:29]
33. The patron's presentation. [2:19]
34. Miracles. [1:47]
35. Awakenings. [3:15]
36. Group outing. [2:24]
37. "Are you following me?". [1:12]
38. Rethinking the outing. [1:40]
39. A devoted daughter. [1:36]
40. You Made Me Love You; "He Knows". [2:06]
41. Resuming their lives. [2:24]
42. "He never talked about girls before". [:38]
43. An important call from Leonard. [2:36]
44. What Leonard wants. [1:42]
45. Insufficient data at this time; restrained. [2:30]
46. The Messiah of Ward 5. [1:00]
47. Not paranoia, a fact. [1:01]
48. "The drug's not working". [2:59]
49. Glasses. [1:14]
50. "Help Me". [1:20]
51. Back with the group. [3:41]
52. Like a light switch going off. [1:13]
53. "Learn from me". [1:15]
54. Not grotesque. [:58]
55. Asking them to stop. [:50]
56. Last dance with Paula. [4:28]
57. The dream ends. [2:45]
58. Adjusting to the realitites of miracles. [1:31]
59. Asking Elanor out. [2:06]
60. Afterword. [:39]
61. End credits. [3:14]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: September 10, 1997
  • MPAA Rating: PG13
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Columbia TriStar
  • Length: 121 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Surround (4.0)
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitle: Spanish
  • UPC: 043396505698
  • Product ID: 1012763
  • Genre: Drama

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