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.
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
Lucy's feet relative to the checkered floor pattern when she walks towards the window. See more
Dr. Malcolm Sayer
Yes, everybody's sleeping.
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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