Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro star in the 1990 drama "Awakenings," which is based on the life story of Oliver Sacks who discovered L-Dopa, which in 1969 is given to patients who had been catatonic since the encephalitis lethargica epidemic of 1915 to 1926 and who then wake up and have to learn to deal with life in a new era.

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