“- Dr. Malcolm Sayer: It was an immense project. I was to extract 1 decagram of myelin from 4 tons of earth worms.
- Dr. Sullivan: Really!
- Dr. Malcolm Sayer: Yes. I was on the project for 5 years. I was the only one who believed in it. Everyone else said it couldn't be done.
- Dr. Kaufman: It can't.
- Dr. Malcolm Sayer: I know that now. I...” (continue) (continue reading)
Plot – Based on Dr. Oliver Sacks’ book, the movie is about a doctor who tests a revolutionary therapy on people affected by sleeping sickness. The results are extraordinary, but temporary, so his patients fall back into illness. The movie is just one of the other 20 “cases” of the book and, although it is extremely touching, the pitiful shade dismisses the reality. The relationship between the doctor and the assistant is just an expedient for the public’s approval.
All actors – Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller, Alice Drummond, Judith Malina, Barton Heyman, George Martin, Anne Meara, Richard Libertini, Laura Esterman, Dexter Gordon, Jayne Haynes, Le Clanché du Rand, Yusef Bulos, Steven Randazzo, Gloria Harper, Gwyllum Evans, Mary Catherine Wright, Mary Alice, Keith Diamond, Steve Vinovich, Tiger Haynes, John Christopher Jones, Bradley Whitford, Max von Sydow, Harvey Miller, Tanya Berezin, Peter Stormare, Shane Fistell, Waheedah Ahmad, Charles Keating, Christina Huertes, Linda Burns, Judy Jacksina, Gary Tacon, Rico Elias, Mel Gorham, Chris Carolan, Debra Kovner-Zaks, Max Rabinowitz, Gordon Joseph Weiss, Byron Utley, Anthony McGowen, Paul Montgomery, Leonard Tepper, Vincent Pastore, Howard Feller, Libby Titus, Michael Hyde, Tomislav Novakovic, Adam Bryant, Anthony J. Nici, Oliver Block, Buck Smith, Joan E. MacIntosh, Harry L. Seddon, Vin Diesel, Heather Rose Dominic, Tom Farrell, Michael Hurley, James Medina, Jack Mulcahy, Jan Saintshow all
“Awakenings” Quotes 5 quotes
“The human spirit is more powerful than any drug, and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. This is what we'd forgotten, the simplest things.”
“I'm sorry, if you were right, I would agree with you.”