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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:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ismannen See more »

Filming Locations:

Churchill, Manitoba, 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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Trivia

The age of the iceman in the film was forty thousand years. Seven years after this film was released, a real "iceman" was discovered in the Ötztal Alps in 1991. Named 'Ötzi the Iceman', the real-life iceman had pollen found in his stomach just like the iceman in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie awakens from his 40,000 year old slumber in his "habitat", it is a 200 foot by 200 foot concrete/glass enclosure with pumped water, fake rock formations and flora and fauna. If they had airlifted Charlie to an area where this modern structure could have been more easily constructed then that would have been believable, but yet they are still in the same arctic outpost. It would take thousands of man-hours to construct this enclosure "just" to accommodate Charlie. Just getting the concrete mix there would be a time consuming and expensive endeavor let alone the other things to trick Charlie into believing he is in his own time era. Unless that "structure" was already there, for what purpose is still unbelievable, no remote outpost like that is ever constructed out of poured concrete, huge steel girders and glass sun roof. They are always pre-constructed sections that connect together. 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

Referenced in The Andromeda Strain (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart of Gold
(uncredited)
by Neil Young
Performed by Timothy Hutton, accompanied by John Lone
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A One Lone Show
3 November 2012 | by dallasryanSee all my reviews

This is what I love about Movies back in the 80's and 90's, and really just older movies in general, you can see the difference. The difference is they didn't have the technology to make what they do today, which in actuality is usually too much! Therefore though, that's what people like, so that's what you get nowadays, tons of special effects with the same type of action, CGI, with little or no story. The older movies had better stories and were more clever about their action and special effects, and actually I preferred the not so fancy special effects, in my opinion, it kind of ruins a movie nowadays it seems because it's just too much CGI and too much action.

So with Iceman, this is a very thought driven movie. Lot's of crazy ideas/concepts being thrown out there. I'm not sure how John Lone didn't get nominated for any kind of awards here(I mean he's even academy award nomination worthy here as his portrayal as the Neandrathal Man).

It's truly a brilliant performance by Lone, and probably one of the best portrayals I've ever watched in a film of an actor playing a Neandrathal Man. Iceman is really worth a look just for John Lone's performance, it's a brilliant performance to watch. John Lone is an excellent actor, you won't even be able to believe that this is the same guy/actor from The Last Emperor.


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