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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 12 mins) 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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Connections

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

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Forever
Lyrics by Richard Schenkman
Music by Mark Hinton Stewart
BDI Music, Ltd.
Performed by Mark Hinton Stewart
Vocalist Chantelle Duncan
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brilliant story
7 November 2007 | by kristianystadSee all my reviews

...every so often you will see a film or hear a story that will take your breath away and leave you wondering...this is one of those stories.

That said it is probably not for everyone. If you don't want your believes challenged you should probably stay away from this one. The film is all about the characters and their dialog, it is what makes or breaks the film, and I must say they did an excellent job, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, wanting to hear more. All this topped with great acting makes this a film really worth seeing.

It goes to show that you can make great films these days without explosions and killings...so simple yet so effective. Great movie!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2007 (Brazil) See more »

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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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1.78 : 1
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