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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Director: Penny Marshall

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.

Cast :

  • Robert De Niro
  • Leonard Lowe
  • Robin Williams
  • Dr. Malcolm Sayer
  • Julie Kavner
  • Eleanor Costello
  • Ruth Nelson
  • Mrs. Lowe
  • John Heard
  • Dr. Kaufman
  • Penelope Ann Miller
  • Paula
  • Alice Drummond
  • Lucy
  • Judith Malina
  • Rose
Producers :
Walter F. Parkes , Lawrence Lasker
Writers :

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