PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Based on a nonfiction book by Oliver Sacks, with the character of Sayer based closely on Sacks.
Miriam! I have to take your blood pressure!
Miriam: I've been sitting still for 25 years. You missed your chance.
When Dr. Sayer takes Leonard out into the city for the first time, they see (among other things) an aircraft landing - a Boeing 747. The movie takes place in 1969 and the first revenue flight of the Boeing 747 was January 21st, 1970. Additionally, the 747 is in El Al livery that was used around 1990.
$417,076 25 December 1990