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The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 November 2007 (Brazil)
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.

Director:

Richard Schenkman

Writer:

Jerome Bixby
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Lee Smith ... John
Tony Todd ... Dan
John Billingsley ... Harry
Ellen Crawford ... Edith
Annika Peterson ... Sandy
William Katt ... Art
Alexis Thorpe ... Linda
Richard Riehle ... Dr. Will Gruber
Steven Littles ... Moving Man #1
Chase Sprague Chase Sprague ... Moving Man #2
Robbie Bryan ... Officer
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Storyline

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.

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From one of the acclaimed writers of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone comes a story that transcends both time and space...

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The whole movie was shot using 2 Panasonic DVX100 camcorders, which probably explains the overall grainy look of the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) Early on, Dr. Gruber professes to be a psychiatrist, a profession that is an M.D. However, toward the end of the movie (at around 1h 14 mins), John Oldman refers to him as a psychologist, a Ph.D. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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Connections

References Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

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Forever
Lyrics by Richard Schenkman
Music by Mark Hinton Stewart
BDI Music, Ltd.
Performed by Mark Hinton Stewart
Vocalist Chantelle Duncan
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Educational
9 November 2007 | by phalanges1See all my reviews

A seriously engaging film with a small twist at the end. Lots of small inputs of educational facts and figures but stay alert as they come quick and fast. I thought the mix of characters was excellent and the tale outstanding, but that is down to Bixby the writer. The acting was a little wooden but the story-line was fast enough (after a slightly slow start) to save dwelling on this. A sci-fi film with absolutely no special effects, relying solely on the story and a room-full of actors.

A highly recommended film that needs some concentration and thought to fully appreciate, and that might even cause a tear if you become fully immersed. A nice change from the usual no-brainer special effects charged tear-aways.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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