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Directed byPenny Marshall
Screenplay bySteven Zaillian
Based onAwakenings
by Oliver Sacks
Produced byWalter F. Parkes
Lawrence Lasker
CinematographyMiroslav Ondricek
Edited byBattle Davis
Jerry Greenberg
Music byRandy Newman
Lasker/Parkes Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)
Running time
121 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$31 million
Box office$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.