• Publication date: April 21, 2011

Awake

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In a medical anesthesia anomaly, a man remains conscious during open-heart surgery, and a complicated truth is revealed.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2007

MBC 2:

December 14, 2012 19:00 (KSA) ~ December 14, 2012 18:00 (CLT)

Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) is a 22-year old finance prodigy who works alongside his mother, Lilith (Lena Olin) at her firm.  He is in love with his mother's assistant, Sam (Jessica Alba) and plans to marry her, but has kept the relationship hidden from Lilith.

Despite his otherwise good fortune, Clay requires a heart transplant.  A donor has finally appeared who shares his rare blood type, and surgery is underway.  In a medical anomaly Clay's enough anesthesia was not sufficient to knock him out completely, keeping his senses and perceptions of what is going on around him very alert, though paralyzed and unable to intervene or demonstrate his dilemma during the operation.  Vivid hallucinations subdue the pain, but also reveal many dark family secrets.

Awake was filmed under a conservative $8 million budget, but managed to earn $32 million by the end of its box office run.

Starring:

  • Hayden Christensen
  • Jessica Alba
  • Terrence Howard
  • Lena Olin
  • Arliss Howard

Directed by:  Joby Harold

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