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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.

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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>

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He turned his back on civilization. Only to discover he had the power to save it. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stand 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This script became the subject of a heated bidding war when it was simply titled " The Stand ". 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. Robert Campbell: Look, if I wanted to kill us, I'd have find better ways, no?
Dr. Rae Crane: Nooooooo!
Dr. Robert Campbell: Come on! Let go! Rae, let go!
Dr. Rae Crane: Ok...
[Rae is still unsure]
Dr. Robert Campbell: LET GO!
Dr. Rae Crane: OK!
[squeezes her eyes shut, and lets go of the branch]
Dr. Rae Crane: Wooo Ahhh Ahh Ahh! Wuuuhh!
[the line which Campbell has tied around her holds, and Rae swings back and then comes to be suspended next to the hill]
[...]
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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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misunderstood formulaic rom-com
13 May 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Eccentric scientist Dr. Robert Campbell (Sean Connery) asks for an assistant and a gas chromatograph after 3 years of silence in the Amazon jungle. The drug company sends Dr. Rae Crane (Lorraine Bracco) who is out of her elements. She finds Campbell completely immersed with the natives. She's actually there to judge his progress and whether or not to cut off funding. He believes that he has found a cure for cancer. Only he can't reproduce it and the bulldozers are coming.

I think people missed the fact that this is very much a formulaic rom-com. The serious matter of cancer cure and Amazon destruction masks that fact from almost everybody. The formula is simple. They hate each other and then they fall in love. I actually find Lorraine Bracco hilariously adorable but I guess most people found her annoying. Not everybody likes a woman who talks back. Jerry Goldsmith's music is memorable as always. This is a fun rom-com if one lets it be. And climbing among the trees is visually stunning.


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