Awakenings

05/10/1992
  |  Book Tickets: 25/08/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 05/10/1992
  |  Watch Now: 12/12/1990
  |  116 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Dr Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy neurologist and keen lover of earthworms and botany who accidentally wins a job at the New York Bainbridge Hospital looking after catatonics. He discovers, through sheer patience, hard work and experimentation, that the patients may be revivable, with one patient (Robert De Niro) responding to treatment after thirty years' 'sleep'.