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Title Awakenings [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents a Lasker/Parkes production ; a Penny Marshall film ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker ; directed by Penny Marshall.

Publication Info. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Awakenings    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Based on the book: Awakenings / by Oliver Sacks.
Based on a true story.
"Deluxe widescreen presentation"--Container.
Publisher's no.: 50569.
Credits Director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; editors, Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis ; music, Randy Newman ; production designer, Anton Furst ; costume designer, Cynthia Flynt ; executive producers, Penny Marshall, Arne Schmidt, Elliot Abbott.
Cast Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Ruth Nelson, Max Von Sydow, Anne Meara, Dexter Gordon, George Martin, Alice Drummond.
Summary Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. The awakening of the first patient proves a rebirth for the doctor, too, as the patient reveals life's simple but sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby surround stereo.; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Language Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject Parkinson's disease -- Case studies -- Drama.
Epidemic encephalitis -- Complications -- Case studies -- Drama.
Dopa -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Marshall, Penny, 1943-2018.
Zaillian, Steven.
Parkes, Walter F.
Lasker, Lawrence.
De Niro, Robert.
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014.
Heard, John, 1946-2017.
Kavner, Julie.
Miller, Penelope Ann.
Nelson, Ruth, 1905-1992.
Sydow, Max von, 1929-2020.
Meara, Anne.
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990.
Drummond, Alice, 1928-2016.
Newman, Randy.
Ondr?ic?ek, Miroslav, 1934-2015.
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015.
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Awakenings (Motion picture)
Standard No. 043396505698
Music No. 50569 Columbia TriStar Home Video

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