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Medicine Man
Sean Connery and Jose Wilker




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Removing himself from modern society, Dr Robert Campbell (Sean Connery), has become a Medicine Man to the people of the Amazonian village which he inhabits. By a freak mishap, Campbell has deduced that the cure for cancer can be derived from a chemical found in a Brazilian flower. Fellow scientist/beauty Dr. Rae Crane tracks down the elusive Campbell in an effort to monitor his progress. The two doctors, although physical attracted to one another butt heads when a villager becomes sick, and Campbell wishes to use only remaining bit of cancer curing serum to save the native's life. In addition to battling each other, the doctors must contend with a group of loggers who pose a danger to the village. Shot in Mexico and Brazil, Director John McTiernan returns to the jungles he burned in his 1987 blockbuster, PREDATOR, and delivers a scenic psychic thriller. Gone is the gore from McTiernan's previous films. Instead he has choses a more humanistic topic, conservation, plus, the sparks between actors Connery and Bracco are more incendiary than any machine gun.

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Removing himself from modern society, Dr Robert Campbell (Sean Connery), has become a Medicine Man to the people of the Amazonian village which he inhabits. By a freak mishap, Campbell has deduced that the cure for cancer can be derived from a chemical found in a Brazilian flower. Fellow scientist/beauty Dr. Rae Crane tracks down the elusive Campbell in an effort to monitor his progress. The two doctors, although physical attracted to one another butt heads when a villager becomes sick, and Campbell wishes to use only remaining bit of cancer curing serum to save the native's life. In addition to battling each other, the doctors must contend with a group of loggers who pose a danger to the village. Shot in Mexico and Brazil, Director John McTiernan returns to the jungles he burned in his 1987 blockbuster, PREDATOR, and delivers a scenic psychic thriller. Gone is the gore from McTiernan's previous films. Instead he has choses a more humanistic topic, conservation, plus, the sparks between actors Connery and Bracco are more incendiary than any machine gun.

Main Cast & Crew

John McTiernan - Director
Sean Connery
Lorraine Bracco
Jose Wilker
Rodolfo De Alexandre
Angelo Barra Moreira
Francisco Tsiren Tse Rereme
Elias Monteiro Da Silva
Edinei Maria Serri Dos Santos
Jose Lavat

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 107
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 717951003188
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 1999

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Movies > Action/Adventure

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Adventure
Wilderness
Personal Triumph
Jungle
Doctors
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Notes:
Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision, on location in Brazil and Mexico. Jesus Buenrostro and Marlisi Storchi were the Brazilian Indian art directors; Rita Muritmho was the Brazilian Indian costume designer and Maria Fatima Toledo was the Brazilian Indian choreographer. Copyright 1992 Cinergi Productions Inc.

Reviews:
"...The movie has a pleasing daftness....Myers, like Martin Short, works in his own lyrical stratosphere. There's a joyousness to him that's almost childlike..." - 02/21/1992 Entertainment Weekly, p.32-4


"...[Connery] remains a genuinely magnetic presence..." - 02/07/1992 Los Angeles Times, p.F10

 

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