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?
Prior to filming, the actors portraying patients studied films of Dr. Oliver Sacks
's actual post-encephalitis patients, and Robert De Niro
and Robin Williams
spent time with Sacks in the hospital observing him and his patients. See more
When Doctor Sayer and Leonard are driving through the streets, the New York City Buses are GMC RTSs which were not produced until 1979. The film takes place in the 1960s. See more
Where are my glasses?
They're on your face.
Referenced in Peep Show: Sectioning
You Made Me Love You
Written by Joseph McCarthy
and James V. Monaco See more