Awake Movie Every year, one in 700 people wake up during surgery. When they planned her husband's murder, they never thought he'd be the one.



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2007 | R | Drama Suspense

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

U.S. Release Date

Awake release date was Friday, November 30, 2007.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

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Directed by

Joby Harold


Joby Harold


Rating MPAA

R for language, an intense disturbing situation, and brief drug use


In "Awake," a psychological thriller that tells the story of a man (Christensen) undergoing heart surgery while experiencing a phenomenon called "anesthetic awareness," which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife (Alba) must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her own personal drama.

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