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Medicine Man (1992)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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7 February 1992 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$45,500,797
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Lorraine Bracco turned down the role of Catwoman/Selina Kyle in Batman Returns (1992), to do this film. See more »

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When Dr. Campbell is saying the things that Tommy Fallon won't notice about Dr. Crane, he says it is her left ear that hangs low, when it is actually her right ear that "hangs low." See more »

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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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That Old Black Magic
Written by Johnny Mercer (as John H. Mercer) and Harold Arlen
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Medicine Man
21 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

The "Medicine Man" is set in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest which has become home to the eccentric Dr. Robert Campbell (Sean Connery), a biochemist doing field research. In befriending the natives and studying the `Tribal Witch Doctor' (Angelo Barra Moreira), he has accidentally discovered the cure for cancer from a flower extract that grows wild in the rainforest. He is assisted by Dr. Rae Crane (Lorraine Bracco) in trying unsuccessfully to duplicate the formula, before the commercial loggers come in and destroy his hope for a cure. Dr. Crane comes to the jungle with the motive of pulling the research grant for the project, as Dr. Campbell has been uncooperative with the bureaucracy. Coming to the jungle with guilt and regret from a prior research trip, `Morcara,' his work becomes his life, escaping reality and trying to compensate for the devastation he experienced. It was interesting to see how the natives accepted him, brought him into their `circle.' They accepted his medical knowledge and entwined it with their superstitions and natural remedies. He became so protective of the tribe, respecting their way of life, and customs that they come to trust him and call him the `Medicine Man.' The movie was released on February 7, 1992 and while the work of Director John McTierman, was different than his other movies "Hunt for Red October" or the "Predator," Sean Connery played out the part well. The sound of his voice is always welcomed. I've seen him in stronger parts, but I cannot see anyone taking his place beside Lorraine Bracco. The knowledge and wisdom of the experienced is passed to the inexperienced. I liked the environmental message that the director sent. The scenery was great from the tree top scenes to the trip through the jungle and the waterfalls. Anytime elements of nature can be used to heal the human body or someone can survive in the jungle by utilizing the natural habitat is a wonderful thing. It shows us everything actually depends on the natural creation of the earth from which it came.


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