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Synopsis

Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro) is a middle-aged man who has been in a coma since he contracted encephalitis lethargica as a child. When Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is made responsible for his care, the man of medicine begins experimenting with different options that may help to awaken Leonard (and others suffering from the same malady) from a decades long sleep. This movie is based on a true story.

MPAA Rating PG-13
Theatrical Release December 19, 1993
Director Penny Marshall
Cast Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson
Run Time 121
1993 Columbia Pictures/ Universal

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Why is Awakenings rated PG-13?

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