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The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 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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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

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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Connections

References Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

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7th Symphony: 2nd Movement
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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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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Country:

USA

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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Color

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1.78 : 1
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