RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video
"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." [Description taken from cassette box]
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Council Decision of 29 June 1990, Adopting a Specific Research and Technological Development Programme in the Field of Health: Human Genome Analysis (1990 to 1991) (90/395/EEC) European Communities Council (1990-07-26)