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Iceman (1984)

PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 13 April 1984 (USA)
A prehistoric Neanderthal man found frozen in ice is revived by an arctic exploration team, who then attempt to use him for their own scientific means.

Director:

Fred Schepisi

Writers:

Chip Proser (screenplay), John Drimmer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Dr. Stanley Shephard
Lindsay Crouse ... Dr. Diane Brady
John Lone ... Charlie
Josef Sommer ... Whitman
David Strathairn ... Dr. Singe
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Dr. Vermeil
Danny Glover ... Loomis
Amelia Hall Amelia Hall ... Mabel
Richard Monette Richard Monette ... Hogan
James Tolkan ... Maynard
Stephen E. Miller ... Temp Doc
David Petersen ... Scatem Doc
Judith Berlin Judith Berlin ... E.K.G. Doc (as Judy Berlin)
Paul Batten Paul Batten ... Technician
Lovie Eli Lovie Eli ... Nurse
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Storyline

An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric Neanderthal man who is subsequently resuscitated. The researcher must then decide what to do with the prehistoric man and he finds himself defending the man from those that want to dissect him in the name of science. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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An amazing unforgettable journey of humanity See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

The film opens and ends with a title card quotation from an Inuit Legend that reads: "I, who was born to die shall live. That the world of animals, and the world of men may come together, I shall live." See more »

Goofs

When Charlie encounters the helicopter for the 2nd time, there is no shot to show "how" he got onto the Helicopters runners or how the helicopter managed to get close enough for him to leap onto it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: I, who was born to die, shall live. That the world of animals, and the world of men, may come together, I shall live. - Inuit Legend
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Crazy Credits

(opening quote) I, who was born to die Shall live. That the world of animals And the world of men May come together, I shall live. -- Inuit Legend See more »

Connections

Features Space Invaders (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart of Gold
(uncredited)
by Neil Young
Performed by Timothy Hutton, accompanied by John Lone
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a drastically underrated movie
20 November 2007 | by MutakkSee all my reviews

People think Timothy Hutton didn't do any good movies after winning the Oscar for Ordinary People, but that's not true. Among other really good movies he's done are Q&A, Taps, Falcon & The Snowman, French Kiss, and Iceman, which is way better than you'd think it would be, considering the plot is so much like Encino Man. Scintists dig up a Neanderthal and thaw him out. Some want to study him, and one (Hutton, in a good performance) just wants to communicate with him. Most of the actors are good (Danny Glover has a small role) and the script isn't stupid. The Iceman comes off as a real person, not just a furry guy with a club. Like Quest For Fire, the guy is played as a primitive person, not just an ape.

The Iceman is played by John Lone (the bad guy in Year of the Dragon and the star of The Last Emperor), He almost unrecognizable under all the makeup, but his performance is right on the money, A lot of his acting is through body language, and its really good. He conveys many emotions with subtle and unsubtle movements. Again, this is underrated movie, and Mr. Lone should have gotten an Oscar of his own for his performance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iceman See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,836,120, 15 April 1984

Gross USA:

$7,343,032

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,343,032
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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