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Director:
Writer:
Jerome Bixby (written by)
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Release Date:
13 November 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
From one of the acclaimed writers of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone comes a story that transcends both time and space...
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(28 articles)
User Reviews:
The epitome of good science fiction See more (588 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Richard Schenkman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jerome Bixby  written by

Produced by
Steven Alexander .... line producer
Emerson Bixby .... executive producer
Robbie Bryan .... co-producer
Michael Melamed .... associate producer (as Michael R. Melamed)
Mark Pellington .... executive producer
Richard Schenkman .... producer
Eric D. Wilkinson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Hinton Stewart 
 
Cinematography by
Afshin Shahidi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Neil Grieve 
 
Casting by
Elisabeth Jereski 
 
Production Design by
Priscilla Elliott 
 
Art Direction by
Lauren Ruggeri 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Kliber 
 
Makeup Department
Joella Bowden .... key makeup artist
Alyssa Boyd .... makeup intern
Christina Farrell .... second makeup artist
Annette Grant .... makeup artist
Hortensia Tamayo .... makeup artist
Isabella Wiley .... makeup artist (as Isabella Gasser-Wiley)
Marissa Zubricky .... makeup intern
 
Production Management
Michael Melamed .... unit production manager (as Michael R. Melamed)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Melamed .... first assistant director (as Michael R. Melamed)
Chad Steiner .... second second assistant director
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Conor O'Gorman .... scenic artist
Conor O'Gorman .... set constructor
David Wilkinson .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Jon Hicks .... additional boom operator
Jon Hicks .... utility sound
Saravoot Kaitkalang .... boom operator
Randy Lawson .... sound mixer
Jamey Scott .... sound supervisor
Mike Weinstein .... assistant dialogue editor
Jamey Scott .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tristan Allen .... electrician
Tristan Allen .... swing grip
Travis Belgard .... key grip
Jajaira Corria .... first assistant camera
Michael S. Duncan .... video playback operator (as Mike Duncan)
Ana Foy .... best boy electric
Michael Handley .... gaffer
Kim Haun .... jib arm operator
Jens Piotrowski .... second camera operator
Mark Rappaport .... still photographer
Forrest Sandefer .... key grip
Mike Silva .... grip
Carlos Tapia .... grip
Michael Ursetta .... best boy grip (as Mike Ursetta)
Ben Van Cleave .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Taylor Bork .... wardrobe assistant
Serena Viharo .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jason Altman .... colorist
Jay Bodnar .... high definition post-production: Riot Media
Morgan Strauss .... high definition post-production: Riot Media
 
Music Department
Dave Greenberg .... additional music editor
Mark Hinton Stewart .... musician
 
Other crew
Greg Bator .... production assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance researcher: Indie Clear (as Carol Compton)
William Fix .... location manager
Nora Gunner .... caterer
Dianna Hietala .... craft service (as Dianna Hietela)
Dianna Hietala .... production assistant
Kathleen Messmer .... script supervisor
James Vincenzo Penza .... internet
Teresa Randi .... script intern
John Rigelhof .... making-of
Kim Rocco Shields .... script supervisor
Adam Stern .... craft service
Trent Watts .... production assistant
David Wilkinson .... title designer
Phill Zagajewski .... stage manager
 
Thanks
Michael Bixby .... in memory of
Sam Eigen .... special thanks
Brandon Paine .... special thanks
Brian Sweet .... special thanks
Phill Zagajewski .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The director, Richard Schenkman, has always appeared in a cameo in his previous movies. He wanted to appear as a mover but due to the need to choreograph the cast for the moving scene, he reluctantly decided to fore-go his cameo and instead hired another person to be the 2nd mover.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Dan:Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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Movie Connections:
References Fantastic Voyage (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
ForeverSee more »

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345 out of 453 people found the following review useful.
The epitome of good science fiction, 9 November 2007
Author: Gerald Martin (scifiguy@live.com) from United States

Jerome Bixby's "The Man from Earth" stands proudly among the best science fiction films ever made. However, unlike "2001", "CE3K" and "Blade Runner," this little movie relies not on outstanding set design and mind-blowing visual effects, but rather on ideas; the very foundation of science fiction.

I've been a fan of Mr. Bixby's ever since "Star Trek", and I must say this equals if not surpasses "Mirror, "Mirror". I agree that some of the acting was stilted, and the music partially drowned out dialogue in one scene, but my family and I were mesmerized throughout. As to my personal beliefs regarding God and faith; "Man from Earth" in no way offended me, but rather challenged me. Challenged me with historical facts (several of which I've since checked online, and thus far, all of which appear 100% accurate.) This is a chess game of a film, forcing the viewer not only to listen and to think, but to understand.

I highly recommend "Man from Earth" to any and all who love intelligent science fiction. A friend downloaded the film, illegally no doubt. I've watched it three times thus far, and I'll be the first in line to buy the DVD (legally =) this coming Tuesday.

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How is this rated differently than Atlas Shrugged or God's Not Dead? cutty2000
They really ruined it for me by bashing Christianity. ElGaboGringo
Grossly pretentious in my opinion leonardo-kelava2
Overall movie could have truly used a much larger budget abnormallynormal001
Lack of production added to the realism fzane
About as engaging as a lobotomy! vpassenheim-425-965723
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