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The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Director: Penny Marshall
Writer: Oliver Sacks (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Year: 1990
MetaScore: 74/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 11 Jan 1991
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations.

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Cast

Leonard Lowe - Robert De Niro
Dr. Malcolm Sayer - Robin Williams
Eleanor Costello - Julie Kavner
Mrs. Lowe - Ruth Nelson
Dr. Kaufman - John Heard
Miriam - Anne Meara
Rolando - Dexter Gordon
Frances - Jayne Haynes
Magda (as Le Clanche Du Rand) - Le Clanché du Rand
Joseph - Yusef Bulos
Luis (as Steve Randazzo) - Steven Randazzo
Dottie - Gloria Harper
Desmond - Gwyllum Evans
Nurse Margaret - Mary Alice
Anthony - Keith Diamond
Janitor - Tiger Haynes
Dr. Sullivan - John Christopher Jones
Dr. Tyler - Bradley Whitford
Dr. Peter Ingham - Max von Sydow
Hospital Director - Harvey Miller
Psychiatrist - Tanya Berezin
Neurochemist - Peter Stormare
Man in Hall - Shane Fistell
Hysterical Woman - Waheedah Ahmad
Mr. Kean - Charles Keating
Christina - Christina Huertes
Fishsticks - Linda Burns
Hospital Receptionist - Judy Jacksina
George, Security Guard - Gary Tacon
Orderly #1 - Rico Elias
Nurse Sara - Mel Gorham
EEG Technician - Chris Carolan
Cafeteria Nurse - Debra Kovner-Zaks
Ward #5 Orderly - Max Rabinowitz
Ward #5 Patient - Gordon Joseph Weiss
Ward #5 Patient #2 - Byron Utley
Ward #5 Patient #3 - Anthony McGowen
Ward #5 Patient #4 - Paul Montgomery
Ward #5 Patient #5 - Leonard Tepper
Ward #5 Patient #6 - Vincent Pastore
Ward #5 Patient #7 - Howard Feller
Club Singer - Libby Titus
Bus Driver - Michael Hyde
Bartender - Tomislav Novakovic
Librarian - Adam Bryant
Young Leonard - Anthony J. Nici
Leonard's Friend #1 - Oliver Block
Leonard's Friend #2 - Buck Smith
Medical Student - Harry L. Seddon
Hospital Orderly - Vin Diesel
Neighborhood Girl - Heather Rose Dominic
Patient on Film - Tom Farrell
Orderly - Michael Hurley
Secretary in Board Room - Doris McCarthy
Intern on Psych Ward - Jack Mulcahy
Mother in Subway - Sherry Pagán
Man Hit with Ball - Jan Saint