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The Man from Earth ()


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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... See more »

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John Oldman
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Dan
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Harry
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Edith
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Sandy
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Art
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Linda Murphy
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Dr. Will Gruber
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Moving Man #1
Chase Sprague ...
Moving Man #2
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Directed by

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Richard Schenkman

Written by

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Jerome Bixby ... (written by)

Produced by

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Steven Alexander ... line producer
Emerson Bixby ... executive producer
Robbie Bryan ... co-producer
Michael Melamed ... associate producer (as Michael R. Melamed)
Mark Pellington ... executive producer
Richard Schenkman ... producer
Eric D. Wilkinson ... producer

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Mark Hinton Stewart

Cinematography by

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Afshin Shahidi ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Neil Grieve

Editorial Department

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Jason Altman ... colorist
Jay Bodnar ... high definition post-production: Riot Media
Morgan Strauss ... high definition post-production: Riot Media

Casting By

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Elisabeth Jereski

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Priscilla Elliott

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Lauren Ruggeri

Costume Design by

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Jill Kliber

Makeup Department

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Joella Bowden ... key makeup artist
Alyssa Boyd ... makeup intern
Annette Grant ... makeup artist
Christina Lerchen ... second makeup artist (as Christina Farrell)
Hortensia Tamayo ... makeup artist
Isabella Wiley ... makeup artist (as Isabella Gasser-Wiley)
Marissa Zubricky ... makeup intern

Production Management

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Michael Melamed ... unit production manager (as Michael R. Melamed)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Melamed ... first assistant director (as Michael R. Melamed)
Horst Steiner ... second second assistant director (as Chad Steiner)
Daniel R. Suhart ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Conor O'Gorman ... scenic artist / set constructor
David Wilkinson ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Jon Hicks ... additional boom operator / utility sound
Saravoot Kaitkalang ... boom operator
Randy Lawson ... sound mixer
Jamey Scott ... sound supervisor
Michael Weinstein ... assistant dialogue editor (as Mike Weinstein)
Jamey Scott ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tristan Allen ... electrician / swing grip
Travis Belgard ... key grip
Jajaira Corria ... first assistant camera
Michael S. Duncan ... video playback operator (as Mike Duncan)
Ana Foy ... best boy electric
Michael Handley ... gaffer
Kim Haun ... jib arm operator
Jens Piotrowski ... second camera operator
Mark Rappaport ... still photographer
Forrest Sandefer ... key grip
Michael Silva ... grip (as Mike Silva)
Miguel Tapia ... grip (as Carlos Tapia)
Michael Ursetta ... best boy grip (as Mike Ursetta)
Ben Van Cleave ... key grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Taylor Bork ... wardrobe assistant
Serena Viharo ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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William Fix ... location manager

Music Department

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Dave Greenberg ... additional music editor
Mark Hinton Stewart ... musician

Other crew

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Greg Bator ... production assistant
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance researcher: Indie Clear (as Carol Compton)
Nora Gunner ... caterer
Dianna Hietala ... craft service (as Dianna Hietela) / production assistant
Kathleen Messmer ... script supervisor
James Vincenzo Penza ... internet
Teresa Randi ... script intern
John Rigelhof ... making-of
Kim Rocco Shields ... script supervisor
Adam Stern ... craft service
Trent Watts ... production assistant
David Wilkinson ... title designer
Phill Zagajewski ... stage manager

Thanks

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Dean Alioto ... special thanks
Michael Bixby ... in memory of
Gary DePew ... special thanks
Sam Eigen ... special thanks
Magnus Fiennes ... special thanks
Tracy Ickes ... special thanks
Scott Leva ... special thanks
Bobby Moses ... special thanks
Gerry O'Shea ... special thanks
Brandon Paine ... special thanks
Jacqueline Stander ... special thanks (as Jackie Stander)
Brian Sweet ... special thanks
Gary Winnick ... special thanks
Phill Zagajewski ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Taglines From one of the acclaimed writers of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone comes a story that transcends both time and space... See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth (United States)
  • Mees planeedilt Maa (Estonia)
  • Omul de pe Pamant (Romania)
  • Zmogus is Zemes (Lithuania)
  • O Homem da Terra (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Budget $200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The whole movie was shot using 2 Panasonic DVX100 camcorders, which probably explains the overall grainy look of the film. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Movies That Take Place in One Room (2016). See more »
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Quotes Harry: Edith, I was raised on the Torah, my wife on the Qu'Ran, my eldest son is an Atheist, my youngest is a scientologist, my daughter is studying Hinduism, I imagine there is room there for a holy war in my living room, but we practice live and let live.
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