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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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One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

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navel | caveman | book | divorce | melodrama | See more »

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From the dawn of time man has struggled for just four things: Food. Safety. Someone to love. And a pair of shoes that fit. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Being Human  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,519,366 (USA)
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Due to adverse reaction at preview screenings, Warner Bros instructed the director, Bill Forsyth, to trim the film by 40 minutes as well as adding narration and a happy ending. Forsyth subsequently disowned the film as a result. See more »

Quotes

[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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A touching sequence of stories...
10 October 2000 | by (Ankara) – See all my reviews

Well, I think everyone can find something about himself in this movie.Because it is the common story of humanity...We all face the same conditions(independent of time) in our life during the process of learning about courage, love, compassion, honesty and the similiar aspects of humanity. The story is told as a sequence of stories, each happening at a different time so that it emphasizes the same tragedy of humanity in all ages...The only different thing is the time parameter...Everything is just same apart from that... As a result I think the movie was perfect because of the story it emphasized and also(for me) because of the outstanding acting of Robin Williams...


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