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Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient rev

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 1990-12-04

Runtime 120 minutes

Revenue $52m


TMDB 7.8


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kathy_clyne shared a tip "I really enjoyed this movie"

linda_sherrin shared a tip "Excellent! Sad"

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christian_bell shared a tip "The first time the patients wake up from their comas."

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sean_beebe shared a tip "Fantastic tear jerker."

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lyann_mescallado shared a tip "One of the best movies for me. I've learned to appreciate simple joys of life that oftentimes are taken for granted."

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dina_kmett shared a tip "Will always be a fav movie of mine. The plot is so engaging & Robin Williams is incredible in this role!"

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beth_jacobs shared a tip "Real life inspiration stories of the kindness in doing our best without guarantees."

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khaldounaboutarie_. shared a tip "I dont know how it took me this long to watch it. But wow what a rollercoaster of emotions"

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bilal_shakir shared a tip "If you have a heart, there isn't any reason for you to not see this."

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raylene_hynes-fewer shared a tip "true story"

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matteo_dandrea shared a tip "Robbin Williams and Di Niro are both great in this film very heart touching movie"

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