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Awakenings / The Fisher King

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Sci-fi / Fantasy, Romance, Double Feature, Romantic Drama, Romantic Comedy

Cast: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, Robert De Niro, Julie Kavner, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller

Director: Penny Marshall, Terry Gilliam

Synopsis: AWAKENINGS: (1990, 121 mins., Rated PG-13)
By opening one man's eyes to the world... he opened his own. Robert De Niro (in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Robin Williams star in this powerful, true story of a maverick doctor and the patients whose lives he changes. Williams plays Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. De Niro co-stars as Leonard, the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to the other patients. The story of their friendship during this emotional journey is a testament to both the tenderness of the human heart and the strength of the human soul.

THE FISHER KING: (1991, 137 mins., Rated R for violence and language)
Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer and Mercedes Ruehl star in Terry Gilliam's must-see comic masterpiece. Williams is Parry, a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Bridges co-stars as Jack, New York's #1 shock deejay, whose off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy which ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors... Parry. And so the amazing story of the FISHER KING unfolds a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail, filled with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1991


  • 1990: Nominee, Oscar, Best Screenplay, Academy
  • 1990: Nominee, Oscar, Best Picture, Academy
  • 1991: Nominee, Oscar, Best Art Direction, Academy
  • 1991: Nominee, Oscar, Best Score, Academy
  • 1991: Winner, Oscar, Best Supporting Actress, Academy
  • 1990: Nominee, Oscar, Best Actor, Academy

Awakenings / The Fisher King

Awakenings / The Fisher King - DVD - $14.98

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  • Release Date: Dec 7th, 2010
  • Catalog Number: ID6928SPHDVD
  • UPC: 0014381692822
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 258
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Closed Captions: Yes
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