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Awakenings

A doctor (Robin Williams) tries the drug L-dopa on an immobile man (Robert De Niro).

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Awakenings

Description

Drama121 Mins1990PG-13
Starts03/01/2021Expires06/01/2021

The story of a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease at the time.

Moods

  • Emotional
  • Inspiring

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