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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.

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Todd was the first person cast for this movie. See more »

Goofs

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

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Forever
Lyrics by Richard Schenkman
Music by Mark Hinton Stewart
Vocalist Chantelle Duncun
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A movie for people who aren't afraid to use their brains
14 October 2007 | by dianadiehlSee all my reviews

I, too, saw this movie at San Diego Comic-Con 2007, and was incredibly happy that I did. I would, however, in no way consider this a thriller, as another reviewer did. This is a movie to provoke deep thought and conversation and that dares to challenge mainstream beliefs. It is one of the most intensely engaging dramas that I have had the pleasure to see. Excellent ensemble performances created believably real characters, each with his or her own fallibilities, personal credo, and enthusiasms.

The movie is basically a conversation amongst college professors. So if you are looking for serial murders, chase scenes, or shoot-outs, you won't find it here. If you enjoy thought experiments and intelligent discourse, and appreciate what it means to accept your friends for who they are, see this.

I will buy several copies to give to friends.


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