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

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Joby Harold

Writer:

Joby Harold
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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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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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Every year, one in 700 people wake up during surgery. When they planned her husband's murder they never thought he'd be the one. 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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Jessica Alba replaced Kate Bosworth after she dropped out to shoot Superman Returns (2006). 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 »

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Dr. Jack Harper: [opening narration] People die. You may think you can control when, or where, or how it happens, but you can't. When your number is up, your number is up, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. I've lost patients before, seen them die on my table, under my knife. But I've never lost a friend. I lost Clayton at 6:32am on Thursday, the first day of November. There's not much I can tell you about that day. I don't know if he woke up that morning thinking he might die. I only know the day ...
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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 »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Good Luck Chuck (2011) See more »

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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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Awake
8 March 2008 | by leereed2009See all my reviews

Awake adds new levels to the title of psychological thriller. Just when you think you know what's going on, a new twist rocks you with a shock bigger than the one before. With a charismatic cast and Jessica Alba going to new lengths as an actress, this movie is sure get your heart pumping. Hayden Christiansen gives new depth to the term anesthetic awareness. This movie grabs you and refuses to let go. This movie "does for operations, what Jaws did for the water"-Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter. Terrence Howard is slightly confusing and makes you wonder. Every thing is achieved, and this movie deserves more recognition than it is getting. I thank the writer Joby Harold for allowing me to slip into a deep sleep for almost two hours filled with frightening, disturbing, and brilliant dreams.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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