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José Wilker ...
Dr. Miguel Ornega
Rodolfo De Alexandre ...
Tanaki
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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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 Stand  »

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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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Dr. Bronx' harness appears on her before she dons it. See more »

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Dr. Robert Campbell: Well, we're back to square one. Where did I go wrong, the kissing up or the eating crow part?
Dr. Rae Crane: Well, it wasn't a total loss.
[Rae looks past Campbell. One of the natives has just walked up and looks to Campbell for help; he holds his sick child, now dying, in his arms]
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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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Good film, pay attention
10 January 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Killer, non-blockbuster (they can't all be, and shouldn't all be, box office smashes - there has to be room for really good small films) movie. Apparently a lot of watchers of this film spent a lot of viewing time yawning or chatting because most of their complaints are addressed in the course of the film.

This isn't a high concept story. It doesn't need explosions and chest beating, flash and deafening sounds to keep your attention.

Good movie.

Timely.

Scary if you think about it. Horrifying if you keep up with rare botanicals and disease.

Absolutely last note as to the film's worthiness ... Sean Connery.


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