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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

There were no deleted scenes for this movie, only 3 deleted lines, as explained by director Richard Schenkman in the DVD commentary. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) At the beginning of the movie when they drink whiskey you can see the bottle half empty and a few seconds later the bottle is 3/4 full again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

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7th Symphony: 2nd Movement
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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9 November 2007 | by jhricklesSee all my reviews

The only reason I didn't give this movie a 10 of 10 was the acting at various points throughout the film. However, given the content of the film, I feel that the actors did the best they could with the emotions and reactions they had set out to portray. This movie is an EXTREME look into faith, philosophy, technology, the way we learn, the way we think, and they way we perceive things should be based upon our known logic to date. I haven't read the book but absolutely plan to, if only to hear more arguments in the round-table discussion. I was very hesitant to see this movie, and only did because I had nothing better to do. After a few minutes into the film I was hooked and couldn't step away for even a moment. Another reviewer had commented that the movie sometimes made you want to be right alongside the characters asking your own questions to the main character, and they were right. This movie has no action sequences, love scenes, or violence that we know and sometimes love in cinema. All that is here is simply this: a story. A story that questions a great deal of what you thought you knew. I doubt that this movie will "open your eyes" to a new way of thinking or spark a revolution in your own mind but I can guarantee that even if you hate this film, you will still be talking about it when it is done, especially if you watch it with someone else.


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English

Release Date:

13 November 2007 (Brazil) See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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