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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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... John Oldman
... Dan
... Harry
... Edith
... Sandy
... Art
... Linda Murphy
... Dr. Will Gruber
... Moving Man #1
Chase Sprague ... Moving Man #2
... 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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Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Richard Schenkman has never met the scorer Mark Hinton Stewart who lives in the UK. They communicated via telephone throughout the process. See more »

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Early on, Dr. Gruber professes to be a psychiatrist, a profession that is an M.D. However, toward the end of the movie, John Oldman refers to him as a psychologist, a Ph.D. See more »

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[first lines]
Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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References Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

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Forever
Lyrics by Richard Schenkman
Music by Mark Hinton Stewart
Vocalist Chantelle Duncun
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brilliant story
7 November 2007 | by See 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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