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Writers (WGA):
Tom Schulman (story)
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Release Date:
7 February 1992 (USA) See more »
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On the trail of an amazing discovery he finds an explosive adventure! See more »
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The movie speaks to the value of preserving the rain forest for the preservation of our diversity of life. Gorgeous scenery! It is worth watching just for it's pure beauty. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
John McTiernan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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
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
 
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
Maria Fatima Toledo .... choreographer
Andrew G. Vajna .... presenter
Harry Kopoian .... airport liaison: Mexico (uncredited)
 

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106 min
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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:
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 »
Quotes:
Dr. Robert Campbell:Look, if I wanted to kill us, I'd have find better ways, no?
Dr. Rae Crane:Nooooooo!
Dr. Robert Campbell:Come on! Let go! Rae, let go!
Dr. Rae Crane:Ok...
[Rae is still unsure]
Dr. Robert Campbell:LET GO!
Dr. Rae Crane:OK!
[squeezes her eyes shut, and lets go of the branch]
Dr. Rae Crane:Wooo Ahhh Ahh Ahh! Wuuuhh!
[the line which Campbell has tied around her holds, and Rae swings back and then comes to be suspended next to the hill]
[...]
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Medicine Man, 21 November 2002
Author: presley-4 from Red Bud, IL

The "Medicine Man" is set in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest which has become home to the eccentric Dr. Robert Campbell (Sean Connery), a biochemist doing field research. In befriending the natives and studying the `Tribal Witch Doctor' (Angelo Barra Moreira), he has accidentally discovered the cure for cancer from a flower extract that grows wild in the rainforest. He is assisted by Dr. Rae Crane (Lorraine Bracco) in trying unsuccessfully to duplicate the formula, before the commercial loggers come in and destroy his hope for a cure. Dr. Crane comes to the jungle with the motive of pulling the research grant for the project, as Dr. Campbell has been uncooperative with the bureaucracy. Coming to the jungle with guilt and regret from a prior research trip, `Morcara,' his work becomes his life, escaping reality and trying to compensate for the devastation he experienced. It was interesting to see how the natives accepted him, brought him into their `circle.' They accepted his medical knowledge and entwined it with their superstitions and natural remedies. He became so protective of the tribe, respecting their way of life, and customs that they come to trust him and call him the `Medicine Man.' The movie was released on February 7, 1992 and while the work of Director John McTierman, was different than his other movies "Hunt for Red October" or the "Predator," Sean Connery played out the part well. The sound of his voice is always welcomed. I've seen him in stronger parts, but I cannot see anyone taking his place beside Lorraine Bracco. The knowledge and wisdom of the experienced is passed to the inexperienced. I liked the environmental message that the director sent. The scenery was great from the tree top scenes to the trip through the jungle and the waterfalls. Anytime elements of nature can be used to heal the human body or someone can survive in the jungle by utilizing the natural habitat is a wonderful thing. It shows us everything actually depends on the natural creation of the earth from which it came.

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