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VHS RC 382 M37 (HEU)



Main Title: Awakenings [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Industries ; produced by Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker ; directed by Penny Marshall ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian.

Published/Created: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1990.

Description: 1 videocassette of 1 [VHS] [ca. 120 min.] : sd., col. ; 1/2 in

Cast: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Max Von Sydow.

Credits: Director, Penny Marshall ; screenplay, Steven Zaillian ; producers, Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker ; music, Randy Newman ; editors, Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis ; photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; production designer, Anton Furst.

Summary: Dr. Malcolm Sayer is a shy research physician who 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. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to the other patients. The story of their friendship during this emotional journey is a testament to both the tenderness of the human heart and the strength of the human soul

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videorecording VHS 120 min.
1 videocassette of 1 [VHS] [ca. 120 min.] : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
©1990,  1990, Columbia Tristar Home Video , Culver City, CA.
Distributed by MagnaVision Home Video
AV Material ID 1000006107
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