Awakenings/the Fisher King/the Survivors
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Awakenings/the Fisher King/the Survivors

Director: Michael Ritchie, Penny Marshall, Terry Gilliam

Cast: Michael Ritchie, Penny Marshall, Terry Gilliam, Robin Williams

     
 
Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin

Overview

Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin responding to certain stimulati. Apprised of the efficacy of a new drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-disease victims, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on one of his patients: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), who has not communicated with anyone since lapsing into catatonia as a child. Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayers to administer L-DOPA to the other patients under his care. Julie Kavner and John Heard also star.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
UPC:
0043396281141
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:02:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Dr. Malcolm Sayer,Parry,Donald Quinelle
Walter Matthau Sonny Paluso
Jeff Bridges Jack Lucas
Robert De Niro Leonard Lowe
Jerry Reed Jack Locke
Julie Kavner Eleanor Costello
Mercedes Ruehl Anne Napolitano
Amanda Plummer Lydia Sinclair
James Wainwright Wes Huntley
Ruth Nelson Mrs. Lowe
John Heard Dr. Kaufman
Kristen Vigard Candice Paluso
Michael Jeter Homeless Cabaret Singer
Adam Bryant Radio Engineer
John Goodman Commando
Paul Lombardi Radio Engineer
David Hyde Pierce Lou Rosen

Technical Credits
Michael Ritchie Director
Penny Marshall Director
Terry Gilliam Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Awakenings
1. Introduction [:13]
2. Start [4:40]
3. The Bronx, 1969 [1:23]
4. Clinical Experience Required [1:42]
5. A Chronic Hospital [1:48]
6. Home Research [1:28]
7. A New Arrival [2:55]
8. The Will of the Ball [2:27]
9. Stimulus and Response [1:42]
10. Lucy On the Move [3:05]
11. 25 Years of Atypicals [1:52]
12. "I Found the Connection" [:49]
13. Dr. Peter Ingham [2:11]
14. Visual Rhythm [2:29]
15. "I'd Like to Know More About Your Son" [1:29]
16. Brain Waves [1:12]
17. Will of the Balls [:55]
18. Reaching Them [3:28]
19. Ouija Board [3:00]
20. L-Dopa [2:23]
21. Asking Permission [1:45]
22. Parental Consent [1:22]
23. The Experiment Begins [2:13]
24. Increasing the Dosage [1:06]
25. "It's Quiet" [2:31]
26. Someone to See Leonard [1:31]
27. Meeting the Staff [1:46]
28. Older Than He Remembered [1:49]
29. A Mother's Lullaby [2:26]
30. Bronx Tour [2:51]
31. The Periodic Table of Elements [1:46]
32. A Request to Put the Rest of the Group On the Drug [1:29]
33. The Patrons Presentation [2:19]
34. Miracles [1:47]
35. Awakenings [3:15]
36. Group Outing [2:24]
37. "Are You Following Me?" [1:12]
38. Rethinking the Outing [1:40]
39. A Devoted Daughter [1:36]
40. "You Made Me Love You"; "He Knows" [2:06]
41. Resuming Their Lives [2:24]
42. "He Never Talked About Girls Before" [:38]
43. An Important Call From Leonard [2:36]
44. What Leonard Wants [1:42]
45. Insufficient Data at This Time; Restrained [2:30]
46. The Messiah of Ward 5 [1:00]
47. Not Paranoia, a Fact [1:01]
48. "The Drug's Not Working" [2:59]
49. Glasses [1:14]
50. "Help Me" [1:20]
51. Back With the Group [3:41]
52. Like a Light Switch Going Off [1:13]
53. "Learn From Me" [1:15]
54. Not Grotesque [:58]
55. Asking Them to Stop [:50]
56. Last Dance With Paula [4:28]
57. The Dream Ends [2:45]
58. Adjusting to the Realities of Miracles [1:31]
59. Asking Eleanor Out [2:06]
60. Afterword [:39]
61. End Credits [3:14]
Disc #2 -- The Fisher King
1. Start [9:02]
2. Three Years Later [8:11]
3. Bridge Punks [5:13]
4. "You're the One" [6:57]
5. The Tragedy [2:28]
6. Religious Beliefs [2:10]
7. Back at Parry's [3:40]
8. Following a Vision [8:16]
9. The Red Knight [6:43]
10. Grand Central Station [4:27]
11. Dinner for One [:35]
12. Cloudbusting [1:54]
13. The Fisher King [4:49]
14. Helping Parry [2:50]
15. Contest Winner [4:33]
16. At Video Spot [12:30]
17. Dinner Invitations [2:54]
18. Chinese Restaurant [5:57]
19. 30-Second Breakup [5:07]
20. Flashbacks [3:38]
21. Feeling Good [6:11]
22. At the Hospital [2:27]
23. Back On the Air [3:18]
24. Visiting Parry [9:39]
25. Taking the Grail [2:04]
26. Bargain Fulfilled [2:38]
27. "How About You" [1:47]
28. "I Love You" [7:20]
Disc #3 -- The Survivors
1. Start [2:23]
2. Fired By a Parrot [2:41]
3. Out of Business [1:52]
4. Unemployment Line [2:37]
5. Pit Stop Diner [2:05]
6. Wallets vs. Dignity [3:11]
7. Visiting Day [4:21]
8. Candice [2:10]
9. Editorial Reply [1:59]
10. "Sorry to Wake You" [4:33]
11. Babbling Avenger [6:06]
12. The Police Station [4:25]
13. The Gun Store [1:58]
14. Assault Rifle & Goodies [7:18]
15. "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" [1:36]
16. A Fare Deal [6:19]
17. Calling Jack [2:42]
18. "I'm a Professional Killer" [4:23]
19. Wes Huntley [3:37]
20. Combat Master [2:54]
21. Hot Weapons [2:03]
22. Donald's Escape [4:17]
23. Cigarettes & Trees [4:13]
24. "You Shot My Gun!" [4:09]
25. Trigger-Happy Friends [4:21]
26. "He's Mine!" [3:18]
27. "Ride of the Valkyries" [3:17]
28. A Simple Businessman [7:51]

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