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The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 November 2007 (USA)
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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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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The same character a Roman "Gladiator" named Flint is also seen on Star Trek: Requiem for Methuselah (1969) - This episode is also written by Jerome Bixby. See more »

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When Dr. Gruber first arrives at the house he sits on the couch and begins asking John questions. Dr. Gruber's arm position alternates with the different camera shots from resting on the couch's arm being tucked in at his side (off the arm of the couch). Edith's position can be observed to be different between these shots as well. See more »

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Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

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7th Symphony: 2nd Movement
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One of the most thoughtful and well written scripts put to film in ages.
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I cannot speak about the depth and art put forth in this film without giving away details that will rob enjoyment from you if you have not seen this film. Suffice it to say that I highly recommend this film for anyone who enjoys a film that reaches to the stars and does not depend on CGI.

This is a film without pretense or smoke and mirrors.

It is so nice to see a film that depends solely on story and dialogue. I highly recommend this to SF readers before viewers.

A true masterpiece.

A true shame this film never got any publicity to speak of. All though it did not cost tens of millions to put to film, it is a winner in any category.


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