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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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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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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 »

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When the doctor hands his revolver to John, you can clearly see the red paint on the end of the barrel, a sign that it's a prop gun, and not an actual pistol. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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Followed by The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017) See more »

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7th Symphony: 2nd Movement
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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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