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.

Director:

Richard Schenkman

Writer:

Jerome Bixby
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Lee Smith ... John
Tony Todd ... Dan
John Billingsley ... Harry
Ellen Crawford ... Edith
Annika Peterson ... Sandy
William Katt ... Art
Alexis Thorpe ... Linda
Richard Riehle ... Dr. Will Gruber
Steven Littles ... Moving Man #1
Chase Sprague Chase Sprague ... Moving Man #2
Robbie Bryan ... Officer
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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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David Lee Smith, as with Jerome Bixby, Tony Todd, John Billingsley and Richard Riehle, also has a connection with Star Trek. He guest starred in Star Trek: Voyager: Darkling (1997) as Zahir. See more »

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(at around 4 mins) When Linda first arrives to the house, her shoulder bag switches shoulders a few times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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Connections

Referenced in The Klatos Paradox (2020) See more »

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Forever
Lyrics by Richard Schenkman
Music by Mark Hinton Stewart
BDI Music, Ltd.
Performed by Mark Hinton Stewart
Vocalist Chantelle Duncan
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One of the most thoughtful and well written scripts put to film in ages.
16 November 2007 | by rareandfirstsSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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