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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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Dr. Miguel Ornega
Rodolfo De Alexandre ...
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Francisco Tsiren Tsere Rereme ...
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Elias Monteiro Da Silva ...
Palala
Edinei Maria Serrio Dos Santos ...
Bec-Kana-Re Dos Santos Kaiapo ...
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Angelo Barra Moreira ...
Medicine 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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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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Sean Connery's hairstyle in this movie was based upon composer Jerry Goldsmith's well-known ponytail. Meeting the composer at a cocktail party, Connery started the conversation by saying, "I want your hair." Goldsmith replied, "You can't have it, it's mine." Connery, and even the film's producers themselves, felt Goldsmith's "pulled back ponytail" fit the character of Robert Campbell very well. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Crane is rubbing trying to get the blue stripe tattoo off, her skin wrinkles up with the stripe, clearly showing the 'tattoo' is fake. See more »

Quotes

[after the rescue]
Dr. Robert Campbell: Don't cry.
Dr. Rae Crane: [sobbing] You said I could cry all I want.
Dr. Robert Campbell: Oh yes, I did, didn't I? Okay. Go ahead, knock yourself out.
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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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I shouldn't have been surprised by this sleeper
23 October 1998 | by (Ouachita National Forest) – See all my reviews

A marvelous screenplay and great performances made this one of the better pictures of '92. The plot held my attention without the use of car chases or blowing up the superdome. Interesting, moving and intelligent.


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