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Medicine Man (1992)

An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close ... See full summary »

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José Wilker ...
Dr. Miguel Ornega
Rodolfo De Alexandre ...
Tanaki (as Rodolfo de Alexandre)
Francisco Tsiren Tsere Rereme ...
Jahausa
Elias Monteiro Da Silva ...
Palala
Edinei Maria Serrio Dos Santos ...
Bec-Kana-Re Dos Santos Kaiapo ...
Imana
Angelo Barra Moreira ...
Medicine Man
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Government Man
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Storyline

An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be a "mere woman," he rejects her help. Meanwhile the bulldozers get closer to the area in which they are conducting research, and they eventually learn to work together, and begin falling in love. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He turned his back on civilization. Only to discover he had the power to save it. See more »


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7 February 1992 (USA)  »

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The Last Days of Eden  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$45,500,797 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This script became the subject of a heated bidding war when it was simply titled " The Stand ". See more »

Goofs

At the end credits, Volkswagen is misspelled as Volkswagon. See more »

Quotes

[before the rescue]
Dr. Robert Campbell: Don't cry. Listen, when this is over you can cry all you want, and I won't say a word.
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Connections

Featured in The Cure (1995) See more »

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That Old Black Magic
Written by Johnny Mercer (as John H. Mercer) and Harold Arlen
Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Everything - suspense, romance, humor, a film for adults and kids with adults, which emphasizes very real current issues.
13 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best films I have ever seen. The chemistry between Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco was unbelievable, especially considering their differing temperaments, moral attitudes and the fact that this wasn't a 007 flick - the sexuality was compellingly subtle and much more subdued sophisticated, even considering the primitive setting. This is family friendly, in fact I would strongly recommend this to very effectively get some of today's most important ethical questions and serious potential worldwide implications and consequences across to the kids, but along with adult supervision and interaction. I found this suspenseful, romantic, informative, funny, sad and very disturbing. With all that, it still presented the very real and urgent current issues that left me strongly drawn to pack my bags and act on them myself. 10 out of 10.


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