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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
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo anestesia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,856,872, 2 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,377,198, 6 March 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,685,679
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jessica Alba replaced Kate Bosworth after she dropped out to shoot Superman Returns (2006). See more »

Goofs

Clay's heart shows an asystole on the EKG monitor, yet the surgeon yells "V-Fib" (Ventricular Fibrillation) and calls for the defibrillator, clearly he is not in Ventricular Fibrillation but in asystole, and asystole i.e. non-beating heart, cannot and must not be defibrillated. See more »

Quotes

Clay Beresford: So it's tough love today, huh?
Dr. Jack Harper: You think this is a joke?
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Soundtracks

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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A plastic imitation of a good thriller
2 March 2008 | by lagriff05See all my reviews

This is a bit of a disappointment. It's got a heavy, slick gloss over the whole thing, with big name actors and a touching soundtrack and a happy ending and all, so what happened? This is all very calculated and fake, like a soap opera rather than a riveting drama. It is especially good towards the middle, but sort of falls apart at the end with a half baked conclusion. It is good enough to keep you interested, but this is not a very well written movie overall. The script is just terrible, for one, and the suspense is nonexistent because of this. Hayden Christiansen is not a terrible actor, but he is incompetent and definitely not fit for a role in a gripping hospital drama such as this, for that needs actual emotion.

Awake is an underwhelming and substandard film without enough emotion or realism to keep this whole thing compelling. Only recommended if you're bored, really. NEXT!


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