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The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 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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Trivia

David Lee Smith, as with Jerome Bixby, Tony Todd, John Billingsley and Richard Riehle, also has a connection with Star Trek. He guest starred in Star Trek: Voyager: Darkling (1997) as Zahir. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) It the very beginning of the movie, Edith (Ellen Crawford) notices a painting on the ground by the truck and asks about the artist. The dialogue makes it clear she saw the painted surface of the canvas but she wouldn't have been able to see it from its angle and from where she was standing. See more »

Quotes

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

Followed by The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017) See more »

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7th Symphony: 2nd Movement
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Triumph
8 November 2007 | by viddihelgaSee all my reviews

This is a brilliant tale and a writers triumph over the thirst of hearing a good story! At first i was not sure of what a was to expect from the movie but like the characters i was drawn into the story. As the film goes on it shorter to the end, i don't under stand why it is necessary to write ten lines about the film, i just wanted to say a few words about it. I don't think it will do very well in the cinema because most people don't appreciate a good story for just that. They want to see some action in the film, but this film does not have much of that in the physical sense,but maybe in the intellectual :) grate movie....


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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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