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Awakenings

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Released 1990, 'Awakenings' stars Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson The PG-13 movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 1 min, and received a score of 74 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 18 knowledgeable critics.

You probably already know what the movie's about, but just in case... Here's the plot: "The story of a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease at the time."

'Awakenings' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on iTunes Store, Amazon.com, VUDU, Crackle, and YouTube .

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