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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.

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Joby Harold
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When they planned her husband's murder they never thought he'd be the one. 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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$14,377,198

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

Helen Mirren and Sigourney Weaver were both considered at one point to play Lilith Beresford before Lena Olin was cast. See more »

Goofs

Whilst on the operating table the pieces of tape over Clay's eyes change position. See more »

Quotes

Sam Lockwood: Jack, grow some fucking balls.
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Alternate Versions

One of the deleted scenes included an alternate introduction for Dr. Larry Lupin, who entered the hospital dressed as the Grim Reaper. See more »


Soundtracks

Berceuse from Jeux D'Enfants
by Georges Bizet
Performed by The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Mother's Heart
14 September 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The twenty-two year old Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) is a genius of finance secretly in love of his mother's secretary Sam Lockwood (Jessica Alba). Clay has a complex, expecting recognition from his mother Lilith Beresford (Lena Olin) that he is as capable as his father was, and he needs heart transplantation. When Clay finds a donor compatible with his rare blood, he requests his friend Dr. Jack Harper (Terrence Howard) to operate him under the protest of his mother that wants the famous Dr. Jonathan Neyer (Arliss Howard) responsible for the procedure. On the eve of his heart surgery, Clay marries Sam and during the surgery, he experiences an "anesthetic awareness" that leaves his conscious but paralyzed. Clay witnesses the dialogs in the room and discovers dark secrets about his surgery.

"Awake' has a simple but effective story about a wealthy young man that needs to be submitted to heart transplantation and experiences an anesthetic awareness discovering that things are not like he believes they are. The cast is excellent, leaded by the still gorgeous Lena Olin, Terrence Howard, Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen. The plot point was a great surprise for me and I really like this original movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Awake: A Vida Por um Fio" ("Awake: Life in the Edge")


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