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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 imagine.

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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
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Dr. Will Gruber
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Chase Sprague ...
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Directed by

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Richard Schenkman ... (directed by)

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 (produced by)
Eric D. Wilkinson ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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Mark Hinton Stewart ... (music composed by)

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 ... final colorist
Jay Bodnar ... hd post-production: Riot Media
Morgan Strauss ... hd post-production: Riot Media

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Elisabeth Jereski ... (casting by)

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Priscilla Elliott ... (as Priscilla Elliot)

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Lauren Ruggeri

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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)

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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

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

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

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Tristan Allen ... electric / swing grip
Travis Belgard ... key grip
Jajaira Corria ... first assistant camera
Michael S. Duncan ... video playback (as Mike Duncan)
Ana Foy ... best boy electric
Michael Handley ... gaffer
Kim Haun ... jib arm operator
Jens Piotrowski ... second camera operator (as Jens Pitrowski)
Mark Rappaport ... stills
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

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

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William Fix ... location manager

Music Department

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

Script and Continuity Department

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Kathleen Messmer ... script supervisor
Teresa Randi ... script intern
Kim Rocco Shields ... script supervisor

Additional 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
Tobias Lin Lerke ... production assistant
James Vincenzo Penza ... internet
Mark Rappaport ... bts
John Rigelhof ... making-of
Adam Stern ... craft service
Trent Watts ... production assistant
David Wilkinson ... title designer
Phill Zagajewski ... stage manager (uncredited)

Thanks

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Darrell Alexander ... special thanks
Dean Alioto ... special thanks
Michael Bixby ... to the memory of
Gary DePew ... special thanks (as Gary Depew)
Sean Elliot ... special thanks
Magnus Fiennes ... special thanks
Jeffrey Goldman ... special thanks
Tony Hanna ... special thanks
Tracy Ickes ... special thanks
Steven Jang ... special thanks
Scott Leva ... special thanks
Melly Lindsay ... special thanks
Tony Martinez ... special thanks
Dave McCarthy ... special thanks
Bobby Moses ... special thanks
Todd Neville ... special thanks
O'Shea Read ... special thanks
Jacqueline Stander ... special thanks (as Jackie Stander)
Lance Still ... special thanks
David Weintraub ... special thanks
Gary Winnick ... special thanks

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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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Also Known As
  • Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth (United States)
  • Dünyalı (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Mees planeedilt Maa (Estonia)
  • Omul de pe Pamant (Romania)
  • Людина з планети Земля (Ukraine)
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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 (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 »
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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