1969. Dr. Malcolm Sayer is hired as a clinical physician at a psychiatric hospital in the Bronx, despite he only having a research background. The job is not ideal on his side as he has difficulties relating to people which is the reason he has focused on research projects not involving human subjects, while the hospital hires him somewhat out of desperation in not finding anyone else with the qualifications who wants the job. Most of his patients are in a semi-catatonic state and are housed in what some of the orderlies coin the "garden" ward, where all they can do for the patients is water and feed them. He notices that some of the patients, despite their generally catatonic state, respond in unusual ways to certain stimuli. In doing some research, he also finds that some common bonds between these patients are that they suffered from encephalitis in the 1920s or 1930s, and that their physical states are like they have Parkinson's disease frozen in time. As such, he is able to ... Written by
There is no such thing as a simple miracle.
Did You Know?
At one point a film Steven Spielberg
considered directing, before passing it on to Penny Marshall
. The time he spent on the project did yield one useful outcome for him: Steven Zaillian
's script took several short chapters, each about different patients, and put them together into a linear whole. This brought Zaillian to Spielberg's attention, and he offered Zaillian the similar task of adapting Schindler's List
(1993), which ended up winning Oscars for both of them. See more
When Dr Sayer first arrives at the facility he remembers to retrieve his paperwork from the car. Then he locks the door, but leaves the keys in the lock. Next he places his hand in his pocket as if pocketing the keys. See more
[in job interview
It was an immense project. I was to extract 1 decagram of myelin from 4 tons of earth worms.
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.
I know that now. I proved it.
You Made Me Love You
Written by Joseph McCarthy
and James V. Monaco See more