Awakenings (1990)

There is no such thing as a simple miracle.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1990-12-04
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 1922 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Parkes/Lasker productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.

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    Crew Carrie Fisher Thanks
    Editing Gerald B. Greenberg Editor
    Production Bonnie Timmermann Casting
    Writing Steven Zaillian Screenplay
    Production Walter F. Parkes Producer
    Art Anton Furst Production Design
    Camera Miroslav Ondříček Director of Photography
    Sound Laura Perlman Music Editor
    Crew Tracy Reiner Thanks
    Sound Randy Newman Music
    Production Arne Schmidt Executive Producer
    Art Sarah Knowles Art Department Assistant
    Art Alan E. Muraoka Assistant Art Director
    Production Lawrence Lasker Producer
    Camera Tom Priestley Jr. Camera Operator
    Directing Penny Marshall Director
    Production Penny Marshall Executive Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Scott W. Farley Hairstylist
    Editing Battle Davis Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Ilona Herman Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Ilona Herman Hairstylist
    Directing Sheila Paige Script Supervisor
    Art George DeTitta Jr. Set Decoration
    Production Richard Baratta Location Manager
    Editing Jere Huggins Additional Editing
    Production Timothy M. Bourne Unit Production Manager
    Crew Patricia Birch Thanks
    Writing Oliver Sacks Book
    Directing Glen Trotiner Second Assistant Director
    Costume & Make-Up Cynthia Flynt Costume Design
    Art Ron Petagna Construction Coordinator
    Camera Louis Goldman Still Photographer
    Costume & Make-Up Bernadette Mazur Makeup Artist
    Production Elliot Abbott Executive Producer
    Art Bill Groom Art Direction
    Lighting Richard Quinlan Chief Lighting Technician
    Sound Hugo Weng Sound Editor
    Crew Yakov Sklyansky Thanks
    Crew Ed. Weinberger Thanks
    Crew Jack Winter Thanks
    Sound David Williams Foley Editor
    Editing Suzanne Pillsbury Assistant Editor
    Sound Matthew Iadarola Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Sound Hamilton Sterling Sound Editor
    Sound James Flamberg Music Editor
    Sound Bob Newlan Sound Editor
    Sound Jerry Ross Supervising Sound Editor
    Crew Michael Hyde Transportation Captain
    Sound Gary C. Bourgeois Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Crew Larry Kaplan Unit Publicist
    Art Gerald DeTitta Leadman
    Art Robert Griffon Jr. Property Master
    Costume & Make-Up William A. Farley Hairstylist
    Sound Joe Dorn ADR Editor
    Sound Michele Perrone Assistant Sound Editor
    Sound Linda Yeaney Assistant Sound Editor
    Costume & Make-Up George Potts Assistant Costume Designer
    Sound John Morris Sound Editor
    Sound Mark Pappas Foley Editor
    Sound Beth Bergeron Supervising ADR Editor
    Sound Les Lazarowitz Production Sound Mixer
    Sound Linda Murphy Boom Operator
    Production Margaret Mitchell Production Accountant
    Editing Donah Bassett Negative Cutter
    Production Amy Lemisch Associate Producer
    Directing Tony Gittelson First Assistant Director
    Art Lynn Nigro Art Department Assistant
    Editing Kathryn Camp First Assistant Editor
    Editing Debbie Goldsmith Assistant Editor
    Sound Michelle Pleis Assistant Sound Editor
    Crew Mike Bedard Cableman