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Medicine Man -- Dr. Robert Campbell, a brilliant scientist races against time to find a cure against cancer. Set deep in the forbidding Amazon rain forest, Campbell is hot on the trail of an amazing discovery.


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Writers (WGA):
Tom Schulman (story)
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Release Date:
7 February 1992 (USA) See more »
On the trail of an amazing discovery he finds an explosive adventure! See more »
An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Bravo Bracco & Connery! See more (55 total) »


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Directed by
John McTiernan 
Writing credits
Tom Schulman (story)

Tom Schulman (screenplay) and
Sally Robinson (screenplay)

Produced by
Sean Connery .... executive producer
Donna Dubrow .... producer
Beau Marks .... line producer
Andrew G. Vajna .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael R. Miller 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Production Design by
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. 
Art Direction by
Jesus Buenrostro 
Don Diers 
Set Decoration by
Enrique Estévez  (as Enrique Estevez)
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance  (as Marilyn Vance-Straker)
Makeup Department
Raúl Sarmiento .... makeup artist
Production Management
Roberto Bakker .... production manager
Joel Marx .... production supervisor
Anna Roth .... unit production manager
Tamara Smith .... post-production supervisor
Jerry Sobul .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillermo 'Memo' Carreno .... second assistant director
Caíque Martins Ferreira .... first assistant director: second unit
David Kelley .... second assistant director
Thomas J. Mack .... first assistant director
Batan Silva .... first assistant director (as Sebastián Silva)
Fred Waugh .... second unit director (as Fred M. Waugh)
Art Department
René Marquéz .... props
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Ben Zeller .... construction coordinator
Carl Zeller .... general foreman
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Douglas B. Arnold .... sound mixer
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Flick .... sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer
Maciek Malish .... adr editor
Cindy Marty .... dialogue editor
Thomas P. McNamara .... assistant sound editor
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Norman B. Schwartz .... post sync dialogue
Roy Seeger .... first assistant sound editor
Tami Treadwell .... foley recordist
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Jose A. Cordero .... special effects technician
Michael Garcia .... special effects
Dean Lockwood .... special effects assistant
J.J. Makaro .... special effects assistant
Michael Weis .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Joel Hynek .... special visual effects consultant
Gustavo Campos .... stunts
Jorge Luis Corzo .... stunts
Júlio Martínez .... stunts
John Saint Ryan .... stunts (as John Ryan)
Gil Torres .... stunts
Rafael Valdez .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Watson-Johnston .... stunts
Fred Waugh .... stunt coordinator (as Fred M. Waugh)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Agganis .... assistant camera
Phil Bray .... still photographer
Darrin Keough .... first assistant camera: b camera
Brett Laumann .... electrical best boy
Steve Mathis .... gaffer
Paul Sibley .... rigger
Paulo Souza .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hans Georg Struhar .... dresser: actors
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Ann-Giselle Spiegler .... assistant post-production coordinator
John W. Stuart .... operator: editDROID (as John Stuart)
Ed Stabile .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Arturo Curiel .... transportation captain
Other crew
Flavio Chaves .... location manager: second unit
Mary Lou Devlin .... production coordinator
Emily Gamboa .... production coordinator
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler
Miguel Gurza .... animal handler
Yvette Gurza .... animal wrangler
Tracy L. Kettler .... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Kolin .... assistant location manager
Pat Loveall .... unit projectionist
Fernando Serzedelo .... location manager: Brazil
Ann-Giselle Spiegler .... production assistant
Fátima Toledo .... acting coach
Fátima Toledo .... choreographer (as Maria Fatima Toledo)
Andrew G. Vajna .... presenter

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106 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Dr. Rae Crane:Yeah, but closing your eyes won't make it disapear.
Dr. Robert Campbell:Neither will talk.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Cure (1995)See more »
That Old Black MagicSee more »


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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Bravo Bracco & Connery!, 27 July 2007
Author: cherub439 from United States

This movie is definitely on my list of the top ten - all time! I obviously enjoyed it enough to comment, 15 years later. I looked it up just out of curiosity because it is one of my favorites. I can't believe that it didn't get better ratings or awards. Lorraine Bracco and Sean Connery both did a phenomenal job and no matter how many times I watch this movie, I find it to be extremely touching and entertaining. I cannot believe Bracco was nominated by RAZZIE for the worst actress. Who are these people? Anyway, BRAVO Bracco & Connery! The world needs more movies such as these, instead of the blood and gore, violence etc. we see each day now!

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