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Awake (2007)

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A wealthy young man undergoing heart transplant surgery discovers that the surgical team intend to murder him.

Director:

Joby Harold

Writer:

Joby Harold
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Christensen ... Clay Beresford
Jessica Alba ... Sam Lockwood
Terrence Howard ... Dr. Jack Harper
Lena Olin ... Lilith Beresford
Christopher McDonald ... Dr. Larry Lupin
Sam Robards ... Clayton Beresford Sr.
Arliss Howard ... Dr. Jonathan Neyer
Fisher Stevens ... Dr. Puttnam
Georgina Chapman ... Penny Carver
David Harbour ... Dracula
Steven Hinkle ... Young Clay (as Stephen Hinkle)
Denis O'Hare ... Financial News Analyst
Charlie Hewson ... Brian the Orderly
Court Young ... Officer Doherty
Joseph Costa Joseph Costa ... Dr. Elbogen
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Storyline

While undergoing open heart surgery, a man's failed anesthetic leaves him completely alert, but paralyzed and unable to tell his doctors Written by Anonymous

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Every year, one in 700 people wake up during surgery. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, an intense disturbing situation, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo anestesia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,856,872, 2 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,377,198, 6 March 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,685,679
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hayden Christensen replaced Jared Leto who originally was considered to play the main character. See more »

Goofs

Clay's heart shows an asystole on the EKG monitor, yet the surgeon yells "V-Fib" (Ventricular Fibrillation) and calls for the defibrillator, clearly he is not in Ventricular Fibrillation but in asystole, and asystole i.e. non-beating heart, cannot and must not be defibrillated. See more »

Quotes

Lilith Beresford: Clay, you've got your whole life ahead of you.
Clay Beresford: Do I?
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Soundtracks

No Kind of Life
Written by Jason Pegg, David Woodward, Sam Hewitt and Toby May
Performed by Clearlake
Courtesy of The Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
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Intense and indulging
5 April 2008 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

When I rented Awake I had no expectations really, just another quick grab off the shelf to try my luck. However, I was quite surprised to find that I liked this cunning thriller more than your ordinary every day "waste some time" flick. I thought that the plot and scheme to the story were wonderful. Yes, there were some parts that bored me, and the film seemed even a little egotistical at times, but I was surely concentrated through the whole movie. It certainly knew the sense of keeping the audience on a string whether they cared to be or not.

This is a movie that I had wanted to see ever since the trailer was let out on TV because it looked more interesting than other trailers I had seen at the time, even though I had forgotten what it was about by the time I rented it. There was probably about a few things that bothered me about this film, but I am not going to reminisce on them because overall the movie delivers and you really overlook it's minor problems. Anyway, this movie was entertaining, brilliantly scripted, and shockingly suspenseful. The twist you never see coming and the performances are believable and professional. I loved it for what it was, and a little bit more so..


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