Video/Film , DVD in English , French , Spanish


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.
  • Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©1997.
  • 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby surround stereo.; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Also known as
  • Director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; editors, Jerry Greenberg, Battle Davis ; music, Randy Newman.
  • 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.
  • Feature films.
  • Biographical films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Fiction films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • 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.
Other information
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.
  • Based on the book: Awakenings / by Oliver Sacks.
  • MPAA rating: PG-13.
  • Language: Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Publisher's number
  • 50569 Columbia TriStar Home Video
  • ID6819SPHDVDLIT Image Entertainment
  • 0800177363
  • 9780800177362
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 043396505698
  • UPC: 014381681925
  • OCLC: 40987802
  • OCLC: 40987802