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The Man from Earth (2007)

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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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From one of the acclaimed writers of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone comes a story that transcends both time and space...

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The same character a Roman "Gladiator" named Flint is also seen on Star Trek: Requiem for Methuselah (1969) - This episode is also written by Jerome Bixby. See more »

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When the doctor hands his revolver to John, you can clearly see the red paint on the end of the barrel, a sign that it's a prop gun, and not a real-world working pistol. See more »

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[first lines]
Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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brilliant story
7 November 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

...every so often you will see a film or hear a story that will take your breath away and leave you wondering...this is one of those stories.

That said it is probably not for everyone. If you don't want your believes challenged you should probably stay away from this one. The film is all about the characters and their dialog, it is what makes or breaks the film, and I must say they did an excellent job, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, wanting to hear more. All this topped with great acting makes this a film really worth seeing.

It goes to show that you can make great films these days without explosions and killings...so simple yet so effective. Great movie!


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