|Awakenings 1990 PG-13, 121 min.|
Director: Penny Marshall
Cast: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Max von Sydow, Ruth Nelson, Anne Meara, Richard Libertini, Judith Malina, Alice Drummond, Laura Esterman, Barton Heyman, George Martin, Dexter Gordon
Neurologist Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) works in the chronic-care ward of a hospital in the Bronx where he gives the new drug L-DOPA to patient Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro) who is in a semi-comatose state. The drug works, and Lowe is gradually awakened after 30 years. He experiences the wonder of life and love, and this success with L-DOPA encourages Sayer to administer the drug to his other patients. Oscar nominations included Best Picture and Actor (De Niro).
|Oscars: Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather Part II (1974), Best Actor for Raging Bull (1980)|
|Oscar: Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting (1997)|
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