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Medicine Man (1992)

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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José Wilker ...
Dr. Miguel Ornega
Rodolfo De Alexandre ...
Tanaki (as Rodolfo de Alexandre)
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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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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He turned his back on civilization. Only to discover he had the power to save it. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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7 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Days of Eden  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$45,500,797 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Connery's salary for this film was ten million dollars. 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

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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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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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