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Medicine Man (1992)

In the beautiful and dangerous Amazon rainforest dissimilar people must should make their choice between business, science and love.

Director:

John McTiernan

Writers:

Tom Schulman (story), Tom Schulman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sean Connery ... Dr. Robert Campbell
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Rae Crane
José Wilker ... Dr. Miguel Ornega
Rodolfo De Alexandre Rodolfo De Alexandre ... Tanaki (as Rodolfo de Alexandre)
Francisco Tsiren Tsere Rereme Francisco Tsiren Tsere Rereme ... Jahausa
Elias Monteiro Da Silva Elias Monteiro Da Silva ... Palala
Edinei Maria Serrio Dos Santos Edinei Maria Serrio Dos Santos ... Kalana
Bec-Kana-Re Dos Santos Kaiapo Bec-Kana-Re Dos Santos Kaiapo ... Imana
Angelo Barra Moreira Angelo Barra Moreira ... Medicine Man
José Lavat ... Government Man
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Storyline

An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be a "mere woman," he rejects her help. Meanwhile the bulldozers get closer to the area in which they are conducting research, and they eventually learn to work together, and begin falling in love. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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On the trail of an amazing discovery he finds an explosive adventure! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Days of Eden See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$45,500,797
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Connery's hairstyle in this movie was based upon Composer Jerry Goldsmith's well-known ponytail. Meeting him at a cocktail party, Connery started the conversation by saying, "I want your hair." Goldsmith replied, "You can't have it, it's mine." Connery, and even the film's producers themselves, felt Goldsmith's "pulled back ponytail" fit the character of Robert Campbell very well. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Crane is rubbing trying to get the blue stripe tattoo off, her skin wrinkles up with the stripe, clearly showing the 'tattoo' is fake. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Rae Crane: Have you ever lost anything Doctor Ornega ? Your passport? Your car keys? It wasn't the bromeliad, it was the ants.
Dr. Miguel Ornega: You are certain?
Dr. Rae Crane: Ah ha!
[Rae sighs, and looks around at the ruin caused by the fires]
Dr. Rae Crane: I seem to have kept the evidence in my other suit.
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Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
Written by Johnny Mercer (as John H. Mercer) and Harold Arlen
Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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outstanding movie unlike any other, funny exciting sad and inspirational(not in a preachy sort of way.)
12 June 2004 | by Megpie1017See all my reviews

This movie was great I have seen it about 5 times. Some people don't like this movie and that is because it is unlike any other out there. Also it's about the environment I'm not a big environmentalist and you don't have to be to enjoy this movie, but I don't think some people like that it is also about protecting the rain forest. But that is not all it is about it has a great story line, and also the acting is amazing. The characters really unfold you see why DR. Campbell is the way he is, although both people don't like each other in the beginning it is obvious that they are exactly what the other needs. The movie is great you don't have to be into the rain forest to enjoy it because there is a great story in front of the science information. This movie is exciting, funny sad and inspirational (but not in a preachy sort of way.) BOTTOM LINE: This movie is definitely worth watching you should give it a chance you will like it


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