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  1. In 1969, a doctor tests an experimental drug on a man in an unresponsive state — who awakens after 30 years and must come to grips with life as an adult. Watch trailers & learn more.

  2. Synopsis. In 1969, Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a dedicated and caring physician at a Bronx hospital. After working extensively with the catatonic patients who survived the 1917-1928 encephalitis lethargica epidemic, Sayer discovers that certain stimuli reach beyond the patients' respective catatonic states: Activities such as catching a ball, hearing familiar music, and experiencing ...

  3. Oct 05, 2021 · Awakenings is a drama movie directed by Penny Marshall and based on the 1973 memoir of the same name – and here’s the true story behind Awakenings, the doctor behind it, and what the drug experiments were about.

  4. May 23, 2022 · Roxanne from 1995’s A Goofy Movie was so sweet and charming, young budding lesbians looked past the fact she was the same dog/human combo as Goofy. One critter stands alone when it comes to furry-adjacent lust: Robin Hood, the fox from Disney’s 1973 adaptation.

  5. Then, Awakenings features an astonishing supporting cast of actors and actresses. John Heard is so stingy and cold as Dr. Kaufman. Penelope Ann Miller is so sweet and likable as the hopeful Paula. Max von Sydow gets a cool cameo as the knowledge expert on the movie's main disease concern.

  6. This story would become the basis of Sacks's 1973 book, Awakenings, which was later made into a movie. The cause of encephalitis lethargica was never found, but studies of its victims have revealed swelling of the midbrain and basal ganglia and evidence of an autoimmune reaction to the tissue there.

  7. Related concepts Lucidity. A false awakening may occur following a dream or following a lucid dream (one in which the dreamer has been aware of dreaming). Particularly, if the false awakening follows a lucid dream, the false awakening may turn into a "pre-lucid dream", that is, one in which the dreamer may start to wonder if they are really awake and may or may not come to the correct conclusion.

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