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 <email@example.com>
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
Dr Sayer puts on a record saying "This is one of the most beautiful arias ever written...". The record is clearly an LP (you can even see "Long Playing" on the label) but it starts turning at 78rpm - and the music is heard at normal speed. 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.
Time of the Season
Written by Rod Argent
Performed by The Zombies
Courtesy of Marquis Enterprises Ltd.
by arrangment with Celebrity Licensing Inc. See more