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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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$200,000 (estimated)
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The film is loosely based on the Transylvanian legend of Krim Rosü (Krim Red in English), a man said to have lived thousands of years. See more »

Goofs

After Dan questions Dr. Oldman about keeping relics, Dr. Oldman walks out of the house carrying a box, and Sandy follows him also carrying a box. When the camera angle switches to an outside shot, they've changed positions: Sandy comes out first followed by Dr. Oldman. See more »

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[first lines]
Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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References Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

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16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If not the "best" science-fiction film ever made, Jerome Bixby's Man From Earth is certainly one of the most thoughtful. This movie reminds me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Not with spaceships and effects, but with intelligent characters and exceptional dialogue, and that it left me with a sense of true wonder and joy, long after the credits ended. If the movie had been two hours longer I still would not have been bored, even though most of the film takes place in one small room. It's like watching a ninety minute Twilight Zone, with a perfect surprise ending. John Billingsly stands out, as does David Lee Smith, who may or may not be a caveman. The rest of the cast is good, but the script is the true star. And to anyone claiming this film is boring because we never leave the one room; Some of the very best Twilight Zones were just that. Good actors, good scripts, one or two locations. To anyone who's fed up with spaceships and explosions and Jar-Jar Binks, see this movie as a reminder of what science fiction has always been about.


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