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The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 10 June 2007 (USA)
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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

Cast overview:
David Lee Smith ... John Oldman
Tony Todd ... Dan
John Billingsley ... Harry
Ellen Crawford ... Edith
Annika Peterson ... Sandy
William Katt ... Art
Alexis Thorpe ... Linda Murphy
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2007 (USA) 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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Falling Sky Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The director, Richard Schenkman, has always appeared in a cameo in his previous movies. He wanted to appear as a mover but due to the need to choreograph the cast for the moving scene, he reluctantly decided to fore-go his cameo and instead hired another person to be the 2nd mover. See more »

Goofs

When discussing Columbus' journey John implies that there was still widespread belief that the earth was flat. In fact, since the time of the Greeks it had been relatively common (educated) knowledge that the earth was round. (Columbus' error was in underestimating the diameter of the earth and thus the distance to Asia by a westerly route. Luckily, he bumped into the Americas where he'd roughly calculated Asia was supposed to be, otherwise they'd have been lost at sea.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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References Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

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7th Symphony: 2nd Movement
by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Make absolutely certain you do not miss this film
9 November 2007 | by brmelezSee all my reviews

This is by far the most unusual movie I have ever seen. I am a die hard Sci-Fi buff and found myself wondering why no one has released a movie like this before. I was totally engrossed... the story pulled me in like a Black Hole, I found myself wanting more and more.

This film is tantalizing, not to your eyes, not to your ears, but rather where it counts the most...your brain. What a breath of fresh air, I felt satisfied in the end and invigorated. If I had paid 50 dollars to see this film I would not have been disappointed.

For anyone who has an intellect, is open minded and ready for an adventure born of thought, Ideas and possibilities, make absolutely certain you do not miss this film.


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