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When noted anthropologist Dr. Ethan Powell, who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychiatrist Theo Caulder to get through to him.

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Cast

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Ethan Powell
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Theo Caulder
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Ben Hillard
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Lynn Powell
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Dr. John Murray
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Guard Dacks
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Warden Keefer
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Pete
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Nicko
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Bluto
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Guard Alan
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Guard Anderson
Kurt Smildsin ...
Guard #1
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Guard #2
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Annie
Kim Ingram ...
Lester Rodman
Paul Collins ...
Tom Hanley
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Foley
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Boaz
Gary Bristow ...
Federal Marshal
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Government Aides
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Government Aides
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Marjorie Powell
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Captain Kagona
Chike Kani Omo ...
David
Christopher John Harris ...
William
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Dr. Marzuez
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Dr. Josephson
Vivienne Sendaydiego ...
Catherine
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Gilbert
David Deever ...
Man in Car (as Dave Deever)
Tim Goodwin ...
Helmet Man
Kevin Michael Moore ...
Prisoners
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Prisoners
Jimmy Dipisa ...
Prisoners
Manwell Hendrix ...
Prisoners
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Prisoners
Joe Tacke ...
Prisoners
Bertram Wallace ...
Prisoners
John Travis ...
Bartender Mike
Dave Anthony ...
Gorilla Performers
John Munro Cameron ...
Gorilla Performers
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Gorilla Performers
Garon Michael ...
Gorilla Performers
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Gorilla Performers
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Gorilla Performers
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Gorilla Performers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M.J. D'Bella ...
Nurse
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Prisoner
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Uniform Cop (as Robert Paisley)
Brian Ashley ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Student Doctor (uncredited)
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Prison Guard (uncredited)
Joy Christino ...
Airline Passenger / Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
Thomas Joe Craig ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Cameraman (uncredited)
Anthony L. Fuller Jr. ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Singer (uncredited)
Victor Iemolo ...
Prisoners (uncredited)
Ashida Kim ...
Convict (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
Kevin McGuire ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Daniel Tomeu ...
Student (uncredited)
Tyrone C. Wiggins ...
Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jon Turteltaub

Written by

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Gerald Di Pego ... (screenplay) (as Gerald DiPego)
 
Gerald Di Pego ... (screen story) (as Gerald DiPego)
 
Daniel Quinn ... (novel "Ishmael") (suggestion)

Produced by

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Barbara Boyle ... producer
Brian Doubleday ... co-producer
Gail Katz ... executive producer
Richard Lerner ... co-producer
Wolfgang Petersen ... executive producer
Christina Steinberg ... co-producer
Michael Taylor ... producer
Hunt Lowry ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Danny Elfman

Cinematography by

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Philippe Rousselot ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Richard Francis-Bruce

Editorial Department

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Howard Davis ... assistant editor
Toby Francis-Bruce ... apprentice film editor
Claudia Guerrero-Zalokar ... assistant editor
Gloria Kaiser ... color timer
Robert C. Lusted ... first assistant editor (as Robert Lusted)
Humberto Ramirez Jr. ... post-production intern (as Humberto Ramirez)
Jim Schermerhorn ... assistant editor (as James Schermerhorn)
Mary Beth Smith ... negative cutter
Jennifer Spenelli ... assistant editor: Avid (as Jennifer Mangan)

Casting By

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Renee Rousselot

Production Design by

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Garreth Stover

Art Direction by

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Chris Cornwell

Set Decoration by

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Larry Dias

Costume Design by

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Jill M. Ohanneson ... (as Jill Ohanneson)

Makeup Department

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Christine Beveridge ... hair designer: Anthony Hopkins / makeup designer: Anthony Hopkins
John Blake ... makeup supervisor
Stacye P. Branche ... hair designer: Cuba Gooding Jr. (as Stacye Branche) / makeup designer: Cuba Gooding Jr. (as Stacye Branche)
Daniel Curet ... hair stylist
John M. Elliott Jr. ... makeup department head
Selena Evans-Miller ... assistant makeup artist
Lee Grimes ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Bill Johnson ... unit production manager
Natalie Thompson ... unit production manager: Jamaica
Maxine Walters ... unit production manager: Jamaica
Yvonne Yaconelli ... production supervisor
Ron Lynch ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andrew Bernstein ... second assistant director
William M. Elvin ... first assistant director
Charissa Forth Kane ... second assistant director: dayplayer (as Charissa Forth)
Dylan K. Massin ... assistant director
Marten W. Piccinini ... first assistant director: second unit
Jack Steinberg ... second second assistant director: Los Angeles
Garreth Stover ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Fred Apolito ... propmaker
Carla Bailey ... scenic artist
Pedro Barquin ... stand-by greensman
Joan Bernier ... scenic artist
Mark Bradley ... model builder
Jeff Brown ... greensman
Craig Byrom ... rigger
James Clyne ... concept artist
Kirk Corwin ... property master
James P. Crapser ... construction gang boss
Stitch Crisp ... assistant property master
Cosmas A. Demetriou ... set designer
Marcie Friedman ... art department coordinator
Mark Garner ... set designer
Daniel J. Gillooly ... greens coordinator
Stephanie Girard ... set designer
Dale Haugo ... lead scenic artist
Michael Hendrick ... set dresser
Lance Larson ... assistant property master
Al Lewis ... art department assistant
Robert Loring Jr. ... greens foreman
Fidelma Magill ... set buyer
Mark A. Mancinelli ... plaster foreman
Frank McEldowney ... greensperson
Shannon Mullins ... propmaker
Raquel Anita Parke ... set dresser
Dan Pemberton ... construction coordinator
Gayatri Persad ... art department coordinator: Jamaica
Jack Reeves ... scenic artist
Christopher Scheetz ... construction foreman
Fernando Schultz ... Production Assistant
Vanessa Spady ... construction estimator: Los Angeles
Tim Steinouer ... on-set dresser
Dave Trevino ... lead painter
Justin Walker ... labor foreman
Andrew Wert ... assistant property master
Daniel Williams ... utility foreman
Jim S. Williams ... co-leadman
David Cohen ... mold maker foreman (uncredited)
Don Dalstra ... carpenter (uncredited)
George P. Gakoumis Jr. ... plasterer (uncredited)
Shannon Hart ... buyer (uncredited)
Bryan McBrien ... greens department (uncredited)
Jeff 'J.Mac' McDonald ... swing gang (uncredited)
Dan Stewart ... carpenter (uncredited)
Joe Suggs ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David W. Alstadter ... foley mixer
Kelly Cabral ... sound supervisor
Kevin Cerchiai ... boom operator
Toby Dalsgaard ... sound recordist: gorilla
Peter J. Devlin ... sound
Nerses Gezalyan ... sound mixer
Rob Hill ... adr artist
Jennifer L. Mann ... adr editor
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Mark Ormandy ... additional sound
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Scott Sanders ... sound effects editor
David Stanke ... assistant sound editor
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor
Lauren Stephens ... dialogue editor / sound editor
Jon Title ... sound designer
Scott Warren ... boom operator
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Greg Zimmerman ... foley recordist
Dean A. Zupancic ... re-recording mixer
Stephen W. Potter ... stage engineer (uncredited)
Bill Wiatroski ... playback operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Darin Bouyssou ... key silicone technician: Stan Winston Studio
Jeremy S. Brock ... special effects technician
John Calpin ... special effects crew
Jim Charmatz ... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
David Covarrubias ... key mechanical effects designer
Lynette Eklund ... fabricator
Lance Gilmer ... special effects technician
Ken Gorrell ... special effects technician
Lindsay MacGowan ... art department: Stan Winston Studio / art/mold technical department: Stan Winston Studio / puppeteer
Shawn Mack ... special effects technician
Shane Mahan ... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Bob Mano ... animatronic designer: Stan Winston Studio
Keith Marbory ... special effects supervisor
Tony McCray ... art/mold technical department supervisor
Kevin McTurk ... puppeteer
Paul Mejias ... special effects artist and puppeteer
Bruce E. Merlin ... special effects foreman
Rob Phillips ... art department: Stan Winston Studios
James L. Roberts ... special effects coordinator
John Rosengrant ... co-supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Alan Scott ... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Kirk Skodis ... animatronic designer: Stan Winston Studio
Lynne Watson ... special effects hair
Stiles White ... production coordinator: Stan Winston Studio
Stan Winston ... special character effects

Visual Effects by

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Daniel Arkin ... visual effects editor: DQI
Jeff Burks ... visual effects supervisor: DQI (as Jeffrey Burks)
Steward Burris ... senior animator
Michael Curtis ... digital compositor
Kurt Herbel ... creature effects
Rory Hinnen ... lead compositor: DQI
John Huikku ... 3D matte painter: DQI
Brian Lutge ... CG artist: DQI
Kim O'Donnell ... compositor: DQI
Jeff Olm ... compositor: DQI
Amy Pfaffinger ... compositor: DQI
Doug Sherman ... information services: DQI
Erika Wangberg Burton ... visual effects producer: DQI (as Erika Wangberg)
Gina Warr ... compositor: DQI
Teresa Williams ... CG artist: DQI
Dean Wright ... visual effects executive producer
Matt Mueller ... survey lead (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tom Akos ... stunts
Jennifer Baca ... stunt performer
Billy Bates ... stunts
Chick Bernhard ... stunts (as Chick Bernhardt)
Nick Brandon ... stunts
Barry Brazell ... stunts (as Barry Brazzel)
Lisa Bucaro ... stunt performer
Lisa Walcott Bucaro ... stunt performer
Jay Caputo ... stunts
James M. Churchman ... stunts
Shawn Fornari ... stunt player
Michael Gaines ... stunts
Alex Green ... stunt double: Mr. Hopkins
Larry Holt ... stunt performer
David Horner ... utility stunts
Matt Johnston ... stunts (as Matt D. Johnston)
Keifus Mathews ... stunt performer
Derrick L. McMillon ... stunts
John Moio ... stunts
Michael Newman ... stunt performer
Bill Orsini ... stunts
William Scharpf ... stunts (as Bill Scharpf)
Luis J. Silva ... stunt performer
Erik Solky ... utility stunts
Todd Rogers Terry ... stunt double
Tierre Turner ... stunt double: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Jim Ramos Vickers ... stunt coordinator (as Jim Vickers)
Jimmy Waitman ... utility stunts
Michele Waitman ... stunts
John Zimmerman ... stunts
Jodi Lyn Brockton ... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Cort Hessler ... stunts (uncredited)
Christie Sanders ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Babineaux ... assistant chief lighting technician
Tim Bourque ... crane operator
Xiomara Comrie ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
David Deever ... 24 frame video operator / video assist operator
Donald Dowd ... video tape operator
Shiloh Eck ... grip
Jack English ... gaffer
Scott Graves ... set lighting technician
Bruce Hazen ... electrician
Joe Humphreys ... generator operator
Robert Ikeda ... grip: Orlando (as Bobby Ikeda)
Jefferson T. Jones ... assistant camera
Wayne Kosky ... grip
Richard Lannaman ... second assistant camera
Bob Leitelt ... key grip: additional photography
Rick Maddux ... lamp operator
Robin Melhuish ... first assistant camera
Anastas N. Michos ... camera operator (as Anastas Michos)
Ted Morris ... camera operator: "b" camera
Brian W. Nordheim ... a camera first assistant camera: Los Angeles unit
David B. Nowell ... aerial photographer (as David Nowell)
Ken Palladino ... rigging electric
Wally Pfister ... additional camera operator
Humberto Recio ... electrician
Pamela Rittelmeyer ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Pam Rittelmeyer)
Renee Schuyten ... camera loader
Mike Shaheen ... video playback operator
Charles Smith ... best boy grip: Los Angeles
Don Steinberg ... second assistant camera
Egon Stephan Jr. ... first assistant camera (as Egon Stephan)
Scott Stuart ... bb rigging electric
C. Ashley Sudge ... dolly grip
Durk Tyndall ... grip / rigging grip
Michael J. Walsh ... electrician
Joel Wheatley ... rigging electrician
Marc Wostak ... lamp operator (as Marc Wostack)
Richard Brooks Burton ... additional camera operator (uncredited) / aerial camera assistant (uncredited)
Michael Thomas Dunn ... lighting assistant: Orlando (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Karen Gilman ... casting associate: New York
Meredith B. Robinson ... casting assistant
Pati Robinson ... extras casting (as Patti Thomas-Robinson)
Irish Stewart ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John Casey ... costume supervisor
Alix Friedberg ... key costumer
Rebeka L. Roberts ... costume ager/dyer
Jerry M. Ross ... wardrobe
Richard Schoen ... costumer
Barnaby Smith ... set costumer
Jeanie Sturgeon ... additional costumer
Kerrie Bishop ... costume dyer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Carl Coleman ... location assistant
Jeff Lovely ... location coordinator
Jennifer Radzikowski ... assistant location manager
Dave Knight ... additional location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Pete Anthony ... conductor
Bob Badami ... music editor
Rick Baptist ... musician: trumpet
Steve Bartek ... orchestrator
Steve Becknell ... musician: french horn
Dick Bernstein ... temp music editor
Michael Boustead ... assistant music editor
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist
Elin Carlson ... chorus
Burnette Dillon ... musician: trumpet
Monique Donnelly ... singer
David Duke ... musician: french horn
Danny Elfman ... score producer
Gary Grant ... musician: trumpet
Sean M. Hickey ... music preparation
Alex Iles ... musician: trombone
Lisa Jaime ... music editor
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba
Dan Kelley ... musician: french horn
Edie Lehmann Boddicker ... singer
Jon Lewis ... musician: trumpet
Charlie Loper ... musician: trombone
Warren Luening ... musician: trumpet
Malcolm McNab ... musician: trumpet
Joe Meyer ... musician: french horn
Shawn Murphy ... score mixer
Jennifer Nash ... additional music editor
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone
Kathy Nelson ... executive in charge of music: Buena Vista
Brian O'Connor ... musician: french horn
Bill Reichenbach ... musician: trombone
John Reynolds ... musician: french horn
David Slonaker ... orchestrator
Sally Stevens ... singer
Phillip A. Teele ... musician: trombone
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Richard Todd ... musician: french horn
Brad Warnaar ... musician: french horn
Dave Washburn ... musician: trumpet
Phillip Yao ... musician: french horn
Jon Robert Hall ... singer (uncredited)
Mark McKenzie ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Scott Graves ... script supervisor
Thomas Johnston ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Ron Bledsoe ... transportation office coordinator
Danny Mortenson ... transportation captain
Ron Parsell ... driver
R. Randy Pines ... transportation coordinator
Doug Wilson ... driver: cast

Additional Crew

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Geoff Abadee ... logistics
Michael Alexander ... animal wrangler
Jonathan Auzenne ... production assistant
John C. Bush ... video/computer graphics
Keith Butler ... stand-in
Richard Castro ... payroll accountant: additional photography
David Covarrubias ... puppeteer: gorillas
Stacy De La Motte ... set production assistant
Adam Dugas ... assitant to producers
Tom Ferda ... set medic
Craig Glaser ... craft service
Amie Griffith ... assistant: Stan Winston
Michael Grigsby ... accountant
Traci Hainsworth ... production resources
Bill Hill ... assistant accountant
Lisa Marie Hill ... construction accountant (as Lisa M. Hill) / construction accountant
Michael Humbert ... stand-in
Larry Jessup ... stand-in
Afnahn Khan ... production assistant: Los Angeles
John Brian King ... title designer (as Brian King)
Missy Lantz ... assistant production office coordinator
Amy Leigh Johnson ... unit publicist
Marc Mann ... midi preparations / midi supervisor
Brian McNulty ... technical research advisor
Brynn McQuade ... set production assistant
Montez A. Monroe ... production coordinator: Jamaica
James Moran ... set production assistant: aerial/second unit
Kris Olson ... production coordinator
Brandon D. Reim ... production assistant (as Brandon Reim)
Jodi Reiner ... assistant: Anthony Hopkins
Ken Shields ... production accountant
Lisa G. Shillingburg ... assistant accountant
Kirk Skodis ... puppeteer: gorillas
Cherie Smid ... monkey trainer
Lee Smith ... security coordinator
Allen E. Taylor ... production controller
Peggy Tison ... account 1st assistant
Jim Ramos Vickers ... fight choreographer (as Jim Vickers)
Sam J. Waters ... stand-in: George Dzundza
Cheeba White ... production assistant
Jackson Wickham ... production assistant
Mark N. Woods ... remote head technician
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... aerial coordinator
Carla Aucoin ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Aaron Huffman ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Darren T. Knaus ... gorilla vocals (uncredited)
Jason Murphy ... production assistant (uncredited)
Derek W. Tow ... set production assistant: day player (uncredited)
John W. Wheeler ... projectionist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jeff Burks ... with loving memories of (as Jeffrey Burks)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Nearly two years after having gone amiss in Africa, renowned anthropologist Dr. Ethan Powell (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is caught committing a crime and subsequently imprisoned in a Florida mental institution, where aspiring psychiatrist Dr. Theo Caulder (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) takes over his important case. Dr. Powell, who has been with a group of gorillas during all that time, is not talking at all, and seems to be living in a dreamworld. Very slowly, Dr. Caulder manages to reach Ethan and starts finding out why he killed two of the poachers. Yet, Theo's case is not just about why the murders have happened, but also about how Dr. Powell became the being he is in the first place. With Ethan's silence broken, Theo is introduced into a world beyond common human comprehension: The true nature of being. He learns that mankind's control of everything is a mere illusion and that the true values of existence can't be found so easily. Ethan changes Theo's view of things forever. Written by Julian Reischl

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Taglines One man's mind is another man's mystery. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ishmael (United States)
  • Instinkt (Germany)
  • Instinto (Spain)
  • 本能反應 (Taiwan)
  • Instinto (Argentina)
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  • 126 min
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Budget $80,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,390,387, 06 Jun 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia After takes with Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sir Anthony Hopkins would routinely say "Show me the money!" in reference to Cuba's character in Jerry Maguire (1996). See more »
Goofs When Theo goes to visit Lynn at her home it is late at night, yet once inside the house, daylight is coming through the windows. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Instinct/The Loss of Sexual Innocence/Limbo (1999). See more »
Quotes Ethan Powell: [Farewell letter to Dr. Calder] Dear Theo: I'm sorry I'm not there to say goodbye. You were right. Freedom is not just a dream. It's there, on the other side of those fences we build all by ourselves. Thank you for giving me hope and for giving me back my daughter. And I thank you, Theo, for sharing this journey with me. Your friend, Ethan.
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