A new doctor finds himself with a ward full of catatonic patients. He is disturbed by them and the fact that they have been catatonic for decades with no hope of any cure. When he finds a possible chemical cure he gets permission to try it on one of them. When the first patient awakes, he is now an adult having gone into a catatonic state in his early teens. The film then delights in the new awareness of the patients and then on the reactions of their relatives to the changes in the newly awakened. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There is no such thing as a simple miracle.
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The lullaby that Leonard's mother sings to him at the hospital is called "Slumber Boat". See more
When Leonard gets the correct dose of medicine and 'awakens', he walks with almost no difficulty. If he had been catatonic for years, and even if he had been exercised regularly, he would not have been able to just get up and walk around so easily. His muscles would have atrophied. His voice would also have been raspy from disuse. See more
You told him I was a kind man. How kind is it to give life, only to take it away?
It's given to and taken away from all of us.
Why does that not comfort me?
Because you are a kind man. Because he's your friend.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.82
O Soave Fanciulla
from "La Bohème"
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Mirella Freni
and Nicolai Gedda
Orchestra of the Opera House, Rome
Conducted by Thomas Schippers
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