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 drama unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
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 »
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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