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Medicine Man (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  7 February 1992 (USA)
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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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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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On the trail of an amazing discovery he finds an explosive adventure! See more »


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7 February 1992 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$45,500,797 (USA)
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Tom Schulman was paid $3 million for his script. See more »

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

Quotes

[lowering themselves from a cliff, they reach the end of their ropes, still dangling in the air]
Dr. Rae Crane: What happened?
Dr. Robert Campbell: Nothing happened.
Dr. Rae Crane: What happened?
[sees the end of her rope]
Dr. Rae Crane: What happened? What do we do? What do we do now? *This* is a RESCUE?
[starts kicking out at him]
Dr. Rae Crane: This is a rescue? What's the matter with you? You idiot! This isn't a rescue, this is a suicide pact!
[kicks away Campbell's hand as he reaches to steady her line]
Dr. Rae Crane: No!
[...]
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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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3 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this day and age of too much reality, this movie shows reality on a grand scale. Toned down with a romantic story. Connery and Bracco are a matched team working in harness, plus the fact of the disappearing rain forests, allows this movie to work for me. I have seen it 9 times in the past 13 years and each time it is a pleasure to watch. Goldsmith's score is the icing on the cake. This is a believable plot. But then I was raised up on movies since 1935 and I wish there were more movies like this.

The scene in the trees is like a ballet. There is a real story here and I personally like the whole mix.


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