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Rodolfo De Alexandre ...
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Elias Monteiro Da Silva ...
Palala
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Angelo Barra Moreira ...
Medicine 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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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 salary for this film was $10 million. See more »

Goofs

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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[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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That Old Black Magic
Written by Johnny Mercer (as John H. Mercer) and Harold Arlen
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McTiernan excellently weaves science, ethics and humor in this story about the search for a cancer cure in the jungle
19 December 2003 | by (Zwijndrecht, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A fine movie, not to be judged on the basis of Hollywood's usual recipe for storytelling. The eccentric scientist Robert Campbell (Connery) who has found a cure for cancer out in the jungle, is not able to reproduce its exact composition. Biologist Rae Crane (Bracco) biologist has dropped in from academia to be his judge and jury and decide on Campbell's continued funding.

The film pays a fair amount of attention to scientific detail (such as "running baselines" and using "experimental controls") interspersing it throughout with lively and shrewd exchanges between Campbell and Crane. To that they add mildly sarcastic observations on field work and fund-raising committees. Whilst this scientific sub-story line runs along, we are shown glimpses of life in a sympathetic tribe for which Campbell has become a sort of sugar daddy. Ethics and personal choice confront both scientists as they struggle with the decision to reserve the last bit of serum either for the good of humanity or the life of one of the tribe's children.

McTiernan has weaved all these elements excellently and Connery and Bracco play their roles so convincingly that you could be excused for thinking they may have scientific backgrounds in real life.

The film is a feast for educated people - which is probably the reason why many of the critics have missed the fine points and proceeded to rattle off some vitriolic commentary more aimed, in my view, at self-aggrandizement than constructive film criticism. One even complained that Medicine Man didn't quite match up to Die Hard. Now there is a proper comparison for you.


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