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Iceman (1984)

 -  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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Amelia Hall ...
Mabel
Richard Monette ...
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Maynard
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Judith Berlin ...
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Paul Batten ...
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Lovie Eli ...
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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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Bruce Smeaton's score is not what was originally intended for the film. The score in the film is mainly needle drop tracks for most scenes. The score was recorded with 130 piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and was meant to have a fuller sound. The reason for this was because Director Fred Schepisi, who was fired and then brought back onto the project for post-production tampered with the film after it was locked. He'd shifted around dialog, scenes and such. According to Smeaton, "He'd (Schepisi) gone in and made 28 minor changes to the film just as we (Smeaton, Music Editor Jim Henrikson and Music Engineer Dan Wallin along with the Hollywood Symphony) were preparing to go into Glen Glenn Sound with 130 piece orchestra. The music wasn't fitting the scenes they were intended for. Fred (Schepisi) never showed up." Smeaton had to then cancel the sessions and edit down his music from what had they originally had been intended for. Smeaton admits to having regretted working with Schepisi and their subsequent film, Roxanne (1987) starring Steve Martin would be their last project together. Schepisi would have the late Jerry Goldsmith as his composer of choice during the 1990's. 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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Spoofed in South Park: Prehistoric Ice Man (1999) 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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An unforgettable journey of humanity
4 November 1999 | by (Taipei, Taiwan) – See all my reviews

While a group of scientists were working in the Arctic they found a man frozen in the ice. Dr. Stanley Shephard (Timothy Hutton) identified the primitive as a Neanderthal who was probably 40000 years old.

Neanderthals were supposed to be located in Europe. So how could one be found in North America? However, despite all the possible scientific errors, "Iceman" is still a masterpiece. This film is about the issue of immortality- we could deal with the same problems that the iceman did - if freezing sick people and unfreezing them when there are new ways to cure become possible in the future. Is everybody supposed to live forever? Or if some of us, the ill ones, would be healed decades or even centuries later, we may not be used to the new world, new things around us, and our loved ones may already died. It may cause psychological trauma and...the shock would be unimaginable. I think Shephard was right, death is natural and we should face it.

In the movie, only Shephard was willing to treat the iceman (John Lone) as a human, not as an object to be used in some scientific experiment. Shephard tried very hard to communicate with the iceman and getting to know him as a person. This became a touching and educational journey for everyone involved.

John Lone's mesmorizing performance as "Charlie" the iceman who intended to sacrifice himself in order to save his family, has profoundly moved me. He's really a splendid actor. And I must say this film is definitely worth seeing more than once.


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