THE Medicine Man

Directed by John McTiernan

Buena Vista Home Video | January 13, 2004 | DVD

Not yet rated | write a review

High adventure, sizzling chemistry and environmental awareness flow together seamlessly in this excellent action flick from John McTiernan. Sean Connery plays Dr. Robert Campbell, an eccentric biochemist researching rare drugs in the Amazon rainforest. He gets some unwanted help when Dr. Rae Crane (Lorraine Bracco) shows up to check on his progress. Their personalities clash immediately, but Crane decides to work with the grumpy scientist when it becomes apparent that he’s on the brink of discovering a cure for cancer. Unfortunately, a large conglomerate plans to destroy the only portion of the rainforest where this miracle cure grows naturally. Medicine Man features beautiful photography, great action and a fiery chemistry between its stars.

Video Release: January 13, 2004

Theatrical Release: 1992

Runtime: 105

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Buena Vista Home Video

UPC: 717951003188

Found in: General

save 0%

  • Out of stock online

$9.99  ea

$9.99 List Price

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

Reviews

– More About This Product –

THE Medicine Man

THE Medicine Man

Directed by John McTiernan

Video Release: January 13, 2004

Theatrical Release: 1992

Runtime: 105

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Buena Vista Home Video

UPC: 717951003188


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

For six years, Dr. Robert Campbell has taken up residence in the Amazon rainforest, where he has researched potential new drugs. But the company that sponsored him begins to worry about what he's been doing for all that time, so they send Dr. Rae Crane, a female scientist, to Brazil to help him in his work -- and more importantly, to check on him. Within minutes, the misogynistic, independent Campbell and the feminist Crane detest and distrust each other. But as Crane begins to look into Campbell's research, she realizes that he's on the verge of finding a miracle drug -- one that could wipe out cancer. He, in turn, also starts to respect her. Just as the two begin to collaborate, however, they run smack into a big problem: the very rainforest that will yield the important medicine is on the verge of destruction -- and the forces destroying it may just be too powerful for Campbell and Crane to stop.

Description

Removing himself from modern society, Dr Robert Campbell (Sean Connery), has become a MEDIINE 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.

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.