15 certificateAwakenings is a Film programme that first aired in 1990 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Awakenings is a 5 star programme

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Awakenings (1990)

Directed by
Penny Marshall

Fact-based story of a doctor's extraordinary work in the 1960s 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, the doctor seeks permission from his sceptical superiors to give the patients L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease. The treatment leads to stunning results in the case of one man who has been catatonic since childhood. Based on the book by Dr Oliver Sacks.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1990

5/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Robert de NiroRobert de Niro...Leonard Lowe
Image for Robin WilliamsRobin Williams...Dr. Malcolm Sayer
Image for Julie KavnerJulie Kavner...Eleanor Costello
Ruth Nelson...Mrs. Lowe
Image for John HeardJohn Heard...Dr. Kaufman
Penelope Ann Miller...Paula
Alice Drummond...Lucy
Judith Malina...Rose
Barton Heyman...Bert
George Martin...Frank
Anne Meara...Miriam
Richard Libertini...Sidney
Laura Esterman...Lolly
Dexter Gordon...Rolando
Jane Haynes...Frances