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Awake (2007)

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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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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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When they planned her husband's murder they never thought he'd be the one. 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)  »

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Bajo anestesia  »

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$8,600,000 (estimated)

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£546,562 (UK) (4 April 2008)

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£1,484,055 (UK) (18 April 2008)
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The surgeon starts prepping the op site even before the anesthesiologist intubates the patient. Usually you first sedate, then anesthetize & intubate the patient before any preparations starts b/c the sedatives and hypnotics tend to make a person susceptible to hallucinations & bad trips that could be triggered by sensory input (noise, light, the cold from the disinfectant). See more »

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Sam Lockwood: But hey you know what? As soon as you get out of here, we're gonna start from scratch. Get a little house on the beach, do it right, ya know? Chase seagulls, what do you say? As soon as you get out, I'll be right here.
Clay Beresford: I think my new heart will love you as much as my old one.
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Wake the heck up!
26 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now here's an odd little thriller, reminiscent of STAY, for those who remember that truly odd little thriller. A young married man (Hayden Christenson) undergoes a heart transplant, only to find he is awake during the surgery. Somebody messed up on the anesthesia, obviously. He does his best to let the surgeons know he's awake, to no avail. The movie has all sorts of unusual flashbacks and Christenson goes outside his body (in his mind, at least) as he tries to confront various people. Jessica Alba is his bride, and Lena Olin is his mother. Now, if all that happens i this flick was what I just told you, the movie would be over pretty quick. But in fact, there is a whole other plot that slowly reveals itself, and without giving away this jaw dropper of a subplot, I will tell you that Christenson's life is in a lot more danger than he thinks. Terrence Howard plays one of the surgeons, who also is a personal friend of the poor soul lying wide awake on the operating table. Worth a look. And it is no more gaily than an episode of HOUSE or BONES.


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