The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.
Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.
The tagline is a gross misrepresentation of statistics. The actual estimate of awareness during anesthesia is 1:14000 for high risk patients to as low as 1:42000. See more »
The endotracheal tube (breathing tube) was not secured to the patient. It is standard practice to secure this tube to the patient in order to keep it in place. See more »
Dr. Jack Harper:
People die. You may think you can control when or where or how it happens, but you can't. When your number is up, your number is up, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. I've lost patients before, seen them die on my table, under my knife. But I've never lost a friend. I lost Clayton at 6:32am on Thursday, the first day of November. There's not much I can tell you about that day. I don't know if he woke up that morning thinking he might die. I only know the day started much ...
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Going into this movie, I knew it was going to be crap. The two main actors just aren't good in anything.Hayden Christianson is absolultely horrible in anything he ever does. Jessica Alba, a smoking hot woman, is better than Christianson but still even she cant act to save her life. OK on to the story. Awake is about a businessman having to undergo surgery and he's one of the few people that don't go totally under. Yet he cant move or wake up to let these doctors know. Unfortunately the doctors have ulterior motives and so Christianson is stuck being the pawn in the doctors game. The premise itself is intriguing. I think it would have been a better movie had the script been better and the studio had found better actors. I heard somewhere that Jared Leto had been in the role but he quit. He would have probably saved the movie. such a waste of time
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