Awakenings is a 1990 English-language Biography Drama movie written by Oliver Sacks and Steven Zaillian. The movie is directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker under the banner of Lasker/Parkes Productions. The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them. Awakenings stars Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Max Von Sydow and Jan Saint. The screenplay is written by Steven Zaillian which is inspired from Awakenings by Oliver Sacks. The music was composed by Randy Newman. Cinematography was done by Miroslav Ondricek and editing by Battle Davis and Jerry Greenberg. The film has a running time of 121 minutes. It was released on 11th January 1991. Awakenings was made on a budget of $29 million and at the box office it grossed only $0 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Columbia Pictures.
Biography , Drama
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