AWAKENINGS (Theatrical Release USA 1990)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Awakenings pairs Robert De Niro with Robin Williams to produce a realistic and superb piece of entertainment. The acting classes itself as WOW! and BRAVO! with its meticulous detailing of mental patients and the Doctors who serve them. The movie has meaning and earns a watch.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A Doctor experiments with a medicine on catatonic patients with surprising results. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Penny Marshall for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Walter Parkes and Lawrence Lasker for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams), Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), Eleanor Costello (Julie Kavner), Dr. Kaufman (John Heard), Paula (Penelope Ann Miller), Dr. Peter Ingham (Max von Sydow), Mrs. Lowe (Ruth Nelson), Lucy (Alice Drummond), Rose (Judith Malina), Miriam (Anne Meara), Sidney (Richard Libertini), Anthony (Keith Diamond), Neurochemist (Peter Stormare), Dr. Tyler (Bradley Whitford), Rolando (Dexter Gordon), and Orderly (Vin Diesel).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie has all the Robin Williams’-entertainment features that mark his delivery style and will absolutely satisfy the Robin Willliams’ fan. This movie qualifies itself as high-level entertainment and can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.

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