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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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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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$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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When Bronx and Campbell are up in the canopy on harnesses, in some shots they are shown supported by small flat wooden seats as part of their harness rigging and in other shots the seats aren't there and they are just supported by harness rigging around their upper thighs, yet the action is supposed to be continuous and there is no time for any sort of rigging changes to explain this. See more »

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Dr. Robert Campbell: [Campbell and Rae are around a campfire, Rae is taking heavy swigs of the contents of Campbell's jug] Careful, that's peach Pernod, huh?
Dr. Rae Crane: [tries to stand up, and then sits down clumsily, very drunk] Why, I'm not driving!
Dr. Robert Campbell: Or walking, apparently.
Dr. Rae Crane: [drunkenly laughs] . Wooo! No wonder you like this stuff!
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That Old Black Magic
Written by Johnny Mercer (as John H. Mercer) and Harold Arlen
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Superb Score, Superb Movie
29 August 2004 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

I've never understood why this movie is so poorly received. Sure, Lorraine Bracco is a bit shrill. No one said she came from a "high class" family, just that she was marrying well. My sister-in-law is a scientist with NIH and she came from humble roots. That Bracco got through to the tribe's medicine man when Connery had failed was the contrast between the two approaches the "white man" could make toward the natives. Bracco's negotiating skills and stubborn common sense contrasted nicely with Connery's unintentionally patronizing approach. Who COULD have been cast who would have been more convincing as the "civilized" woman "going native". Lauren Hutton, maybe. The solution to the mystery of "compound 37" was a genuine surprise, even though it was partially revealed on two separate occasions. The climax was intensely dramatic, ironic and sad; though, it too helped usher in the satisfying conclusion. Jerry Goldsmith's superb score raises what is already an outstanding movie. I don't care about anyone else's opinion. For me, "Medicine Man" is a "10".


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