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Old 10-23-2007, 08:19 AM
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Awake #4: Awake has woken up! *SPOILERS, READ POST #81!*


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Title: Awake
Role: Clay
Co-starring: Jessica Alba (Sam), Terrence Howard, Lena Olin
Director: Joby Harold
Plot Outline: 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. His wife (Alba) must wrestle with her own demons as a drama unfolds around them.
Status: Completed
Released: USA 30 November 2007, UK 29 February 2008 ?

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Hayden plays the unlucky patient who wakes up while the surgeons are performing heart surgery. Terrence is his doctor and best friend, and Jessica is his loving wife, who is forced to struggle with her own demons as a terrifying drama unfolds around the couple.

"She goes through loving someone who she knows she can't love forever, because there's an expiration date on someone with a weak heart," explains Jessica.

"That was the biggest challenge," Hayden tells ET about performing his unique task. "To get myself into some Zen-like space where I could just be still for an hour-and-a-half on end ... I sing songs in my head, recount old memories, that sort of thing."

"You see, for the other actors, we think Hayden got the cushy job," interjects Terrence, "because half the movie he gets to sleep on the table. You would love to go to work and just lay there with your eyes closed."

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Hayden talks about the role in the Vman Fall/Winter 2006 Issue

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MM Tell me about your role in Awake.

HC It's about this young well-to-do guy who needs a heart transplant. A heart becomes available, and I go into the operation, where I experience anesthetic awareness, which has got to be one of the most terrifying things imaginable. I talked to people who had it: you lie on this operating table in varying degrees of consciousness totally unable to do anything about it. Some people will experience little things, others will feel every cut and incision. The film gets more ****ed-up from there. It will be a different thriller. What Jaws did to being in the water, this will do to the operating room.

MM What was it like working with Terence Howard?

HC He's the real deal and is going to become one of the defining actors of his generation. He plays the doctor. He and I became chess-obsessed. It was something we did because we both like chess and we're very competitive, but it was also a tool for our work. It kept us interacting and playing off each other. I also did that with Peter Sarsgaard in Shattered Glass. A bit of chess and a lot of Ping-Pong.
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Previous threads:

Awake (Clay) #1: Our man in scrubs!! *SPOILERS*
Awake #2: Paging doctor hottie! *SPOILERS*
Awake #3: What Jaws did to the water, this will do to the operating room. *SPOILERS*
Awake #4: Awake has woken up! *SPOILERS*

The title was Steph's idea, thank you!
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:25 AM
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Yay new thread! so are those the current release dates then?

Yes and someone should definately go tell Awake to wake up and while you're at it,kick the Weinstein brothers in the shins
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:31 AM
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Yes, those are the release dates that are up on IMDb. There has been talk about November but pfft.

Yep, I'm all for kicking the Weinstein brothers in the shins or better yet in the groin.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:23 AM
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Oh dear oh dear oh dear

Ooh,groin,me likes the way you think
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:46 PM
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Oh noes, it looks very much like this movie will actually be released.

Right now it shows the Weinstein Company's official site, but could this be the official movie website for the Awake? AwakeTheMovie.Com

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Reserve Your Tickets Now

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (October 23, 2007) –On November 30th, “Awake” will debut in theaters nationwide exposing the horrifying, true-life surgical event known as “anesthetic awareness.” In “Awake” a patient's failed anesthesia leaves him fully conscious but physically paralyzed during surgery. The patient's new wife is forced to struggle with her own demons as a terrifying drama unfolds around the couple. Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin and Fisher Stevens star in the psychological thriller which is written and directed by Joby Harold.

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A Word of Warning About Awake
Source: MGM
October 23, 2007


"Awake may not be suitable for those about to undergo anesthesia for surgery."

An ominous admonition from the makers of MGM's latest thriller starring Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba. This statement was found in a press release regarding the November 30th release of the film.

In Awake, Christensen becomes the victim of anesthetic awareness - meaning the anesthesia administered to a patient during surgery leaves him/her fully conscious but paralyzed during surgery. Terrence Howard (Iron Man), Lena Olin and Fisher Stevens co-star.

Joby Harold, writer-director of the film, says, "We have created an original and scary experience unlike anything audiences have seen before. The prospect of being conscious during surgery elicits a visceral response in everyone, and I can't wait for audiences to join us on this unique, fun ride."

We'll give you a heads-up when a trailer comes creeping our way.

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Awake: Audiences Nationwide Will 'Awake' to a Frightening Reality on November 30th - On November 30th, "Awake" will debut in theaters nationwide exposing the horrifying, true-life surgical event known as "anesthetic awareness". In "Awake" a patient's failed anesthesia leaves him fully conscious but physically paralyzed during surgery. The patient's new wife is forced to struggle with her own demons as a terrifying drama unfolds around the couple. Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin and Fisher Stevens star in the psychological thriller which is written and directed by Joby Harold. "Awake" is being theatrically distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM).

According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, anesthetic awareness is "when surgical patients can recall their surroundings or an event - sometimes even pain - related to their surgery while they were under general anesthesia." (1)


Joby Harold stated, "We have created an original and scary experience unlike anything audiences have seen before. The prospect of being conscious during surgery elicits a visceral response in everyone, and I can't wait for audiences to join us on this unique, fun ride."

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After 2 years? Already?
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Well this is starting to look uplifting.
We have 3 articles...

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:20 AM
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Yes after 2 years,please do wait another year or two,we don't want the release to feel rushed yes I'm almost starting to be not totally cynical...again...

Great kicking party! I think there are two brothers and three of us so that's 1,5 brothers each
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:30 AM
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I'll believe it when I see a trailer.

Maria, 1,5 brothers each? That would mean there were 4,5 brothers. Don't you mean 0,67 brothers each?
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:40 AM
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I'll believe it when I see a trailer,an official site and a REAL release date!!

oops,yeah

Well math was never a strenght of mine anyway That's exactly what I meant
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:11 PM
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Yep, math can be a bitch sometimes. But luckily we got that cleared up.

Alright, this is starting to look dangerously good.

Take a look at this site: AwakeTheMovie.Com. They actually have Awake there and looks like the release date is indeed November 30th. And look at the plot synopsis. This movie sounds so good! Maybe we'll get a trailer any day now..? *careful optimism*

I think I'll edit the release date in the opening post.
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That better stay up there on the site and not disappear like VT did.

I think they gave away too much in the synopsis.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:23 AM
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Yeah, I'm not too confident because of what happened to VT. But let's keep fingers crossed.

I actually thought that too. The synopsis is quite spoilerish. But I still wanna see the movie, it sounds awesome. Although now I'm starting to doubt that because this is only "nationwide" release, meaning the US, maybe it will be FG all over again and us Europeans will never get to see the movie.
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Math is a bitch to me all the time

Ah,don't start getting my hopes up i will be crushed again if it doesn't come true...

well actually FG did come out in the UK...it just didn't come here
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Aww, Maria...

I've been crushed so many times that it doesn't hurt anymore.

I know it came out in the UK but I just meant Europe and the rest of the world in general. The release was very limited. And you know, some Brits actually think that the UK is separate from the rest of the Europe. But that's a different story.

BUT, look at all the pretties!








They're so gorgeous!

AND, click it! This is looking better and better all the time. I'm getting excited although I'm trying to hold back.
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This is looking ominously possible
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