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Awake (2007)

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A wealthy young man undergoing heart transplant surgery discovers that the surgical team intend to murder him.

Director:

Joby Harold

Writer:

Joby Harold
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Christensen ... Clay Beresford
Jessica Alba ... Sam Lockwood
Terrence Howard ... Dr. Jack Harper
Lena Olin ... Lilith Beresford
Christopher McDonald ... Dr. Larry Lupin
Sam Robards ... Clayton Beresford Sr.
Arliss Howard ... Dr. Jonathan Neyer
Fisher Stevens ... Dr. Puttnam
Georgina Chapman ... Penny Carver
David Harbour ... Dracula
Steven Hinkle ... Young Clay (as Stephen Hinkle)
Denis O'Hare ... Financial News Analyst
Charlie Hewson ... Brian the Orderly
Court Young ... Officer Doherty
Joseph Costa Joseph Costa ... Dr. Elbogen
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Storyline

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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The most terrifying thriller of the fall. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Not screened in advance for critics. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Jack Harper: [closing narration] At 6:32 this morning, on Thursday the 1st of November, Clayton Beresford Jr. died on my operating table. Two and a half hours later, his life was saved. There are no excuses for what we did. There's no defense, no-one to blame but us. We got what we deserved. Clay would have his revenge, and justice would finally be served. But despite all the secrets, despite all the lies, and a terrible loss, one thing really matters now. He... is... awake.
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Alternate Versions

One of the deleted scenes included an alternate introduction for Dr. Larry Lupin, who entered the hospital dressed as the Grim Reaper. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Awake (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
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 pgelattSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,856,872, 2 December 2007

Gross USA:

$14,377,198

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,730,062
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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