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===Story=== Based on the acclaimed book by neurologist Oliver Sacks, director Penny Marshall's hit 1990 drama stars Robin Williams as Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Sayer is a neurologist who discovers that the drug L-Dopa can be used to "unlock" patients in a mental hospital from the mysterious sleeping sickness that has left them utterly immobilized. Leonard (Robert De Niro) is one such patient who awakens after being in a comatose state for 30 years, leaving Sayer to guide Leonard in adjusting to the world around him. Penelope Ann Miller costars as the daughter of another patient, with whom Leonard falls tenuously in love. Earning Oscar nominations for best picture, actor, and screenplay, this moving fact-based drama was a hit with critics and audiences alike. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== *Color *Closed-captioned *Dolby *Widescreen

Cast

Robert De NiroLeonard Lowe
Robin WilliamsDr. Malcolm Sayer
Julie KavnerEleanor Costello
John HeardDr. Kaufman
Penelope Ann MillerPaula
Alice DrummondLucy
Judith MalinaRose
Anne MearaMiriam
Richard LibertiniSidney
Bradley WhitfordDr. Tyler
Max von SydowDr. Peter Ingham
Peter StormareNeurochemist
Vincent PastoreWard #5 Patient #6

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Penny Marshall
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 121 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 20, 1990
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 28, 2001
    EuropeJan 17, 2000
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