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
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There is no such thing as a simple miracle.
Did You Know?
For the movie Robert De Niro
filmed a scene with "Lillian T.", the only surviving patient from Oliver Sacks
' book, "Awakenings". She was also said to have been the most outspoken patient in the 1973 documentary about the patients, also called "Awakenings". See more
Car window when Dr. Sayer is sitting inside talking to Nurse Costello. See more
You see doc, we got MS, Tourette's Syndrome, Parkinson's disease, some of 'em we ain't even got a name for...
Referenced in Oh, Woe Is Me
Sing, Sing, Sing
Written by Louis Prima See more