1969. Dr. Malcolm Sayer is hired as a clinical physician at a psychiatric hospital in the Bronx, despite he only having a research background. The job is not ideal on his side as he has difficulties relating to people which is the reason he has focused on research projects not involving human subjects, while the hospital hires him somewhat out of desperation in not finding anyone else with the qualifications who wants the job. Most of his patients are in a semi-catatonic state and are housed in what some of the orderlies coin the "garden" ward, where all they can do for the patients is water and feed them. He notices that some of the patients, despite their generally catatonic state, respond in unusual ways to certain stimuli. In doing some research, he also finds that some common bonds between these patients are that they suffered from encephalitis in the 1920s or 1930s, and that their physical states are like they have Parkinson's disease frozen in time. As such, he is able to ... Written by
There is no such thing as a simple miracle.
Did You Know?
at first wanted Bill Murray
to play Leonard Lowe, who was interested in the project, but she decided against it because she didn't want audiences expecting a comedy. See more
The chocolate custard that is made for Leonard and Dr. Sayers is first shown to be crooked and off centered. Yet in the next shot, the cones handed to them are perfectly symmetrical. See more
Dr. Malcolm Sayer
She borrows the will of the ball.
Written by Gene Rodemich
(as G. Rodemich) and Larry Conley
(as L. Conley)
Performed by Fletcher Henderson
Courtesy of MCA Records See more