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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£546,562 (UK) (4 April 2008)

Gross:

£1,484,055 (UK) (18 April 2008)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Puttnam: [after cutting up Clay's chest] Ooh, that's going to hurt in the morning. Sorry, Clay!
Clay Beresford: [thinking] Yeah, you better be FUCKING sorry!
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Berceuse from Jeux D'Enfants
by Georges Bizet
Performed by The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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such a good movie
12 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie a few days ago at an advanced screening and all I can say is that it was really one of the best movies I have ever seen. The story is completely brilliant and original, the acting was perfect and everything was just right on target. Its hard to say much more about the story than is given in the above summary without giving away key twists, but it might sound a little boring, being about a heart transplant and the wife's reaction, but trust me this movie is so far from boring, even in the very beginning which is where a lot of thriller/suspense movies are lacking. This really is an excellent movie and is totally worth it.


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