Rated PG-13 121 minutes 1990

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.

Film Credits

Director: Penny Marshall

Producer: Walter Parkes and Lawrence Lasker

Cast: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard, Penelope Miller, Alice Drummond and Judith Malina

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