Being Human (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, 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 overview, first billed only:
Maudie Johnson ...
Girl Child
Max Johnson ...
Boy Child
Eoin McCarthy ...
Irvine Allen ...
Iain Andrew ...
Andrew Flanagan ...
Raider (as Andy Flanagan)
Seamus Gubbins ...
Iain McAleese ...
Gavin Mitchell ...


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

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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 »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and elements of sensuality and violence | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Byc czlowiekiem  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


$1,519,366 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first feature film of Tony Curran. See more »


[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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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Excellent look at society
9 February 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thought this was an excellent film. Robin Willams takes the serious side of life and portrays it well. The most memorable part is during the pre-historic scene. His expression and utter helplessness when his family is taken away is something I will never forget.

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