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Being Human (1994)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Drama  -  6 May 1994 (USA)
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One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

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Cast

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Kelly Hunter ...
Deirdre
Maudie Johnson ...
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Max Johnson ...
Boy Child
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Eoin McCarthy ...
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Irvine Allen ...
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Iain Andrew ...
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One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

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For Hector, history has a way of repeating itself. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and elements of sensuality and violence | See all certifications »
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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Byc czlowiekiem  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,519,366 (USA)
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Feature film debut of Ewan McGregor. See more »

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[first lines]
The Storyteller: This is the story of a story. Once upon a time there was this story, and the story said to itself, how should I begin?
Hector: Try the usual way.
The Storyteller: What, in the dark with a man and a woman, in a story that is still to tell itself?
Hector: Well, you've got to start somewhere. Say, long long ago... Or, far far away... Or, another time in a different distant country... Or just, once...
The Storyteller: That's good. "Far away", so you know the place is close to your own heart. "Once" is nice, so we know that it always ...
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Give it a chance and you will find introspection
22 July 2004 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was 21. Then again when I was 27 and every time I view it, it brings the point home even more: We are who we are even when we try not to be. Now, I'm looking for it on DVD and can't come across it :(

I don't know what else to say about the movie. I don't want to give away the story. Robin Williams character is the central figure in the vignettes of the storyline. Surprising supporting cast with excellent cameo performances from John Turturro, Vincent D'Onfrio, Hector Elizondo, Ewan McGregor, William H. Macy, Lorraine Bracco and more.

I only know that at times when I was at my most introspective, did I think of the world being smaller than what I was told and that maybe, we are bigger than we can imagine.

Being human is all we can be, for good or ill. Until the next life. A-


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