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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:
brilliant story See more (573 total) »

Cast

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Schenkman has never met the scorer Mark Hinton Stewart who lives in the UK. They communicated via telephone throughout the process.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When John invites his friends into the house, he tells them the electricity is on and the gas is off. Later, the fireplace can be clearly seen to be a gas fire (the flame is coming from the bottom of the fireplace, not from the logs).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Dan:Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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Movie Connections:
References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
ForeverSee more »

FAQ

What other films are like The Man from Earth?
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308 out of 408 people found the following review useful.
brilliant story, 7 November 2007
Author: kristianystad from Norway

...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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