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Iceman (1984)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  13 April 1984 (USA)
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An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric Neanderthal man who is subsequently resuscitated. The researcher must then decide what to do ... See full summary »

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Dr. Stanley Shephard
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Dr. Diane Brady
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Charlie
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Whitman
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Dr. Singe
Philip Akin ...
Dr. Vermeil
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Loomis
Amelia Hall ...
Mabel
Richard Monette ...
Hogan
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Maynard
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David Petersen ...
Scatem Doc
Judith Berlin ...
E.K.G. Doc (as Judy Berlin)
Paul Batten ...
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Lovie Eli ...
Nurse
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An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric Neanderthal man who is subsequently resuscitated. The researcher must then decide what to do with the prehistoric man and he finds himself defending the man from those that want to dissect him in the name of science. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Director Fred Schepisi was fired by the studio and producer Daniel Melnick after Schepisi personally agreed to shoot "the original ending" from the original script as intended. However, Schepisi did not do this and was immediately let go. See more »

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When Charlie is looking upwards to the helicopter, his open mouth reveals a large number of silver fillings. Such dentistry, obviously, wouldn't have been available during the stone age. See more »

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Title Card: I, who was born to die, shall live. That the world of animals, and the world of men, may come together, I shall live. - Inuit Legend
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(opening quote) I, who was born to die Shall live. That the world of animals And the world of men May come together, I shall live. -- Inuit Legend See more »

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Features Asteroids (1979) See more »

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Heart of Gold
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by Neil Young
Performed by Timothy Hutton, accompanied by John Lone
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Magnificent Human Story
10 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Anthropologist Stanley Shephard (Timothy Hutton) is part of an arctic exploration team which discovers a frozen prehistoric man from 40,000 years ago. When they thaw out the Iceman (John Lone), they discover that they can revive him. It's a shock when he starts to wake and Stanley takes his surgical mask off to calm him down. They place him in the artificial enclosure which he finds out. Stanley tries to befriend and study the Iceman giving him the name of Charlie. Other scientists want to use him as a specimen to study how he is able to be revived after so many years. Stanley struggles to defend Charlie's rights and understand his world.

The science is suspect. Sure it's sci-fi but it's important if the movie wants to revive a Neanderthal man. Once the audience gets pass this, the movie is not really about the science but about humanity. It's about the struggle for Charlie's rights. It's about the connection between Stanley and Charlie. This is a magnificent human story and a poetic ending.


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