Awakenings

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Awakenings
Directed byPenny Marshall
Produced byWalter F. Parkes
Lawrence Lasker
Screenplay bySteven Zaillian
Starring
Music byRandy Newman
CinematographyMiroslav Ondricek
Editing byBattle Davis
Jerry Greenberg
StudioLasker/Parkes Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date(s)December 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)
Running time121 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
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.