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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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There were no deleted scenes for this movie, only 3 deleted lines, as explained by Director Richard Schenkman in the DVD commentary. See more »

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It the very beginning of the movie, Edith (Ellen Crawford) notices a painting on the ground by the truck and asks about the artist. The dialogue makes it clear she saw the painted surface of the canvas but she wouldn't have been able to see it from it's angle and from where she was standing. See more »

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Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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A movie for people who aren't afraid to use their brains
14 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, too, saw this movie at San Diego Comic-Con 2007, and was incredibly happy that I did. I would, however, in no way consider this a thriller, as another reviewer did. This is a movie to provoke deep thought and conversation and that dares to challenge mainstream beliefs. It is one of the most intensely engaging dramas that I have had the pleasure to see. Excellent ensemble performances created believably real characters, each with his or her own fallibilities, personal credo, and enthusiasms.

The movie is basically a conversation amongst college professors. So if you are looking for serial murders, chase scenes, or shoot-outs, you won't find it here. If you enjoy thought experiments and intelligent discourse, and appreciate what it means to accept your friends for who they are, see this.

I will buy several copies to give to friends.


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