Awakenings

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Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

Dr. Sayer[edit]

  • I'm not terribly good with people. I like them. I wish I could say I had more than a rudimentary understanding of them. Maybe if they were less unpredictable...
  • I'm sorry, if you were right, I would agree with you.
  • Where are my glasses?
  • What we do know is that, as the chemical window closed, another awakening took place; that the human spirit is more powerful than any drug and THAT is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. THESE are the things that matter. This is what we'd forgotten. The simplest things.

Leonard Lowe[edit]

  • Hello. My name is Leonard Lowe. It has been explained to me that I've been away for quite some time. I'm back.

Mrs. Lowe[edit]

  • When my son was born healthy, I never asked why. Why was I so lucky? What did I do to deserve this perfect child, this perfect life? But when he got sick, you can bet I asked why! I demanded to know why! Why was this happening?

Dialogue[edit]

Beth: [chasing her patient] Miriam! I have to take your blood pressure!
Miriam: I've been sitting still for 25 years. You missed your chance.

Dr. Sayer: You told him I was a kind man. How kind is it to give life, only to take it away?
Eleanor: It's given to and taken away from all of us.
Dr. Sayer: Why does that not comfort me?
Eleanor: Because you are a kind man. Because he's your friend.

Leonard Lowe: It's quiet.
Dr. Sayer: Yes, everybody's sleeping.
Leonard Lowe: I'm not.

Anthony: [cheerfully] How's it going?
Frank: How's it going?
Anthony: Yeah, how do you feel?
Frank: Well, my parents are dead. My wife is in an institution. My son has disappeared out west somewhere. I feel old and I feel swindled, that's how I feel.

Mrs. Lowe: My son is in pain! Please, stop this!
Dr. Sayer: He's fighting, Mrs. Lowe.
Mrs. Lowe: He's losing.

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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