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Evolution's Child (1999)

TV Movie  -  Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  22 October 1999 (USA)
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Fertility expert Dr. James Mydell accidentally impregnates Elaine Cordell with the sperm of a 3,000 year old Bronze Age caveman. Elaine gives birth to son Adam, a special boy who can talk ... See full summary »

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James Mydell
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Brian Cordell
Heidi Swedberg ...
Elaine Cordell
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Adam Cordell
Susan Gibney ...
Beth Lider
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Agent Edmunds
Christopher Gaze ...
Dr. Lindenhan
Matthew Nielsen ...
Baby Adam
Wendy Van Riesen ...
Molly
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Craig
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Dr. Bantrow (as Kirsten Williamson)
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Dr. Collard
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Bystander
Laura Drummond ...
Woman
Deryl Hayes ...
Detective Sheridan
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Fertility expert Dr. James Mydell accidentally impregnates Elaine Cordell with the sperm of a 3,000 year old Bronze Age caveman. Elaine gives birth to son Adam, a special boy who can talk to the animals, predict the weather, and has mystical healing powers. How long can Mydell keep Adam's true origins a secret from his parents and the rest of the world? Written by Woodyanders

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Ancient DNA. Modern medicine. A fertility doctor creates the unthinkable...

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Poor script, great movie
19 May 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Okay, so what can you expect from the USA network? Still, the idea was great and the storyline was good. I think the script, however, should have been better written. There's too much talking and not enough doing. You have to pay close attention to the words or you could miss details that they don't show you. The movie does jump a lot in the beginning. One second, the Cordells are in a clinic and in the next scene, she's miraculously pregnant. Sit tight and tape it if possible so when you say, 'What?' at a scene, you can just rewind it. All in all it's a good movie, especially about ten minutes from the ending. Strong performance by Heidi Swedberg, no longer the youthful and cocky Susan Ross from Seinfeld that we know and love. Also, congrats to little Jacob Smith. He was great at playing the part of Adam. See it when it comes on again.


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