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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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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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HE'S 40,000 YEARS OLD. Deep within an Arctic glacier they found him, preserved by a miracle of nature, brought back to life by a miracle of science. Now medical science wants to exploit him in the name of research. One man wants to stop them...in the name of humanity. But he'll need more than a miracle to survive...he'll need a friend. See more »

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The name of the song that the iceman sings with anthropologist Dr Shepherd (Timothy Hutton) was Neil Young's "Heart of Gold". 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 Encino Man (1992) 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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a drastically underrated movie
20 November 2007 | by (Tampa FL) – See all my reviews

People think Timothy Hutton didn't do any good movies after winning the Oscar for Ordinary People, but that's not true. Among other really good movies he's done are Q&A, Taps, Falcon & The Snowman, French Kiss, and Iceman, which is way better than you'd think it would be, considering the plot is so much like Encino Man. Scintists dig up a Neanderthal and thaw him out. Some want to study him, and one (Hutton, in a good performance) just wants to communicate with him. Most of the actors are good (Danny Glover has a small role) and the script isn't stupid. The Iceman comes off as a real person, not just a furry guy with a club. Like Quest For Fire, the guy is played as a primitive person, not just an ape.

The Iceman is played by John Lone (the bad guy in Year of the Dragon and the star of The Last Emperor), He almost unrecognizable under all the makeup, but his performance is right on the money, A lot of his acting is through body language, and its really good. He conveys many emotions with subtle and unsubtle movements. Again, this is underrated movie, and Mr. Lone should have gotten an Oscar of his own for his performance.


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