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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.

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Young Clay (as Stephen Hinkle)
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While undergoing open heart surgery, a man's failed anesthetic leaves him completely alert, but paralyzed and unable to tell his doctors Written by Anonymous

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Every year, one in 700 people wake up during surgery. See more »


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Rated R for language, an intense disturbing situation, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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30 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bajo anestesia  »

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$8,600,000 (estimated)

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$5,856,872 (USA) (30 November 2007)

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$14,373,825 (USA) (29 February 2008)
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Trivia

Jessica Alba replaced Kate Bosworth after she dropped out to shoot Superman Returns (2006). See more »

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Whilst on the operating table the pieces of tape over Clay's eyes change position. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jack Harper: He really did love you, Sam.
Sam Lockwood: He didn't even know me.
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Jingle Bells
Arranged and Performed by Roger Webb
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music and Dewolfe, Ltd.
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Caught a preview screening of this tonight and I'm awfully excited about it
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to put any spoilers in this review, but this is certainly a movie with some great twists and turns. I haven't been this excited about an upcoming release since The Sixth Sense or Memento. Hard to believe this is the director's first feature (although it's possible he cut his teeth in the commercial or music video world... I'm not sure) I mean, certainly the film has a few problems, some of the moments didn't ring exactly true to me and the music was a touch maudlin at times. But when this film gets it right, it gets it really right. I was on the edge of my seat from the second act on. It's the first film I've seen in awhile that manages to balance a genuine emotionality with a strong thriller aspect. Even Hayden Christensen, who I think we all had our doubts about after Episodes I-III, puts in a memorable and affecting performance. Definitely a film to see and a director I'll be keeping my eye on.


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