Awakenings

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Awakenings
Directed by Penny Marshall
Produced by Walter F. Parkes
Lawrence Lasker
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
Starring
Music by Randy Newman
Cinematography Miroslav Ondricek
Editing by Battle Davis
Jerry Greenberg
Studio Lasker/Parkes Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) December 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)
Running time 121 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $31 million
Money made $52,096,475


Awakenings is a 1990 American drama movie set in a psychiatric hospital in 1969 in the Bronx. It is based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 book Awakenings. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm Sayer and portrayed by Robin Williams. The movie also stars Robert De Niro, Judith Malina, and Max von Sydow.