Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.
A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one seemingly simple question. However, it doesn't take long for confusion to ensue and tensions to unravel.
Filmakers briefly considered the title "Autops-me" before settling on "Awake". See more »
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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