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  • Actors: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco, Jose Wilker, Rodolfo De Alexandre, Francisco Tsiren
  • Directors: John McTiernan
  • Writers: Tom Schulman And Sally Robinson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 17, 1999
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305428506
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,524 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Medicine Man" on IMDb

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Academy Award(R)-winning star Sean Connery (Best Supporting Actor, 1987 -- THE UNTOUCHABLES), reunites with action director John McTiernan (THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, DIE HARD) for another powerful collaboration in the heroic box office smash MEDICINE MAN! Screen favorite Connery plays Dr. Robert Campbell, a brilliant but unorthodox scientist racing against time in his bold research for a cure against cancer. Set deep in the forbidding Amazon rain forest, this action-packed hit follows Campbell hot on the trail of an amazing discovery -- but the eccentric recluse soon finds himself caught in the midst of an explosive adventure! Also starring Oscar(R)-nominee Lorraine Bracco (Best Supporting Actress, 1990 -- GOODFELLAS), MEDICINE MAN delivers unmatched entertainment with its spectacular mix of breathtaking scenery, captivating performances, and thrilling, nonstop excitement!

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No matter how many times I watch this movie I still love it.
Nancy Hallauer
I used to have the VHS of this movie, and it was worn out....I loved it so much I ordered myself the DVD.....great movie!!!
Sandi Crocker
I show the movie "Medicine Man" to all of my Introduction to Environmental Studies classes.
Alan R. Holyoak

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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 1999
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The critics really blew it on this one. (Leonard Maltin must have been having a really bad day.) Some of the reviews are absolutely bewildering - as if they saw some other movie.
"Medicine Man" is the rare action/adventure film with something more than car chases and shootouts on its mind, a passionate parable of the rampant destruction of the rainforest and the miracles of nature now threatened by "progress".
Sean Connery gives one of the best, most nuanced performances of his career, almost certainly the definitive "mature" Connery role, and Lorraine Bracco is a perfect foil as the sharp-tongued but endearing "Dr. Bronx" - their conflict thoroughly understandable and its resolution none too easy.
The breathtaking beauty of the rainforest and the haunting images of the native tribes driven from their homes (or decimated by the white man's diseases) are punctuated by thrilling aerial sequences high above in the jungle canopy - "the top shelf in the pharmacological superstore".
Forget the critics. This is an almost perfectly realized film, one that just gets better with each viewing, one that stays with you long after it's over.
For Connery fans, I also recommend one of his early (and nearly forgotten) films, "The Hill".
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Farmbrough on December 13, 2001
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Medicine man could almost be made as a play as the vast majority of the time is taken up by dialogue between Connery and Bracco. Connery's character has found a cure for cancer, but cannot tell which of the various specimens he has been testing is the right one. There is rather a lot of moralising about the destruction of the rain forest, and whilst admirable sentiments are being expressed, we only need to be told once. The human story is more interesting than the ostensible plot, with Connery being driven by guilt over various events in his life which will become apparent over the cou1se of the film. There is the rather predictable love affair between Connery and his 25 years younger co-star, but thankfully not much time is taken up with this. The jungle settings are well-filmed and shown off to their best advantage, while the native peoples are treated with respect, without being patronising. Despite my reservations, Connery's charisma overcomes all of this to make an interesting, entertaining film.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Alan R. Holyoak on May 31, 2000
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In this movie the lead scientist of a pharmaceutical firm (Bracco) travels to the Amazon rainforest to see what a field botanist (Connery) is up to. In the course of their interactions the street-wise city-dwelling Bracco experiences the transformative value of spending time in nature. At the same time, Connery struggles to come to grips with a personal history that torments him. In the meantime the two of them work together to race against time to locate the source of a possible miracle drug.
I show the movie "Medicine Man" to all of my Introduction to Environmental Studies classes. Many of my students have seen the movie either in the theater or on video, but they have viewed it only as entertainment. There is a lot more to this movie than entertainment value though.
If I were reviewing this movie for entertainment value alone I would probably rate it at about 4 stars. The cast is good, Connery and Bracco do a great job, and I particularly enjoy the supporting cast of local folks.
The reason I rate it as a 5 star movie, and show it to my classes, is that the movie shows a believable story of the plight of indigenous peoples and the loss of pristine habitat, the importance of maintaining biological diversity, and the detrimental impacts humans can and do have on the natural environment. More important than that, however, are the lessons that can be picked up with respect to the importance of nature's ability to change people's attitudes if they step back and give it a chance.
Good entertainment, and a great message about the environment.
5 stars.
Alan Holyoak, Ph.D., Director of Environmental Studies, Manchester College, IN
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 12, 2002
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This movie is a favourite of the WISE Writers and Readers, beings that we are big Sean Connery fans!!... makes this movie work is the chemistry between the two leads. Lorraine Brocco absolutely is stunning!! She is a great comedic talent, a delight to watch as she matches wits with the ageless (only keeps getting better) Connery. The charm of their relationship, the incisive banter, the stunning location work, delivers one engaging movie.
They work in the question of the destruction of the rain forrest, and the real cost to man kind; the loss of moisture for rainfal, the loss of special one of a kind plants that could hold the cure for many modern diseases. I know many critics tried to put it down for offering no real solutions to this problem. Get real. This is a movie, it is meant to entertain. If it makes us think and wonder, then it has done it job. Solutions are up to the real world, not some fictional work. If someone could offer solutions to the problem in two hours - they would be a very rich man. I detest easy 'potshots' such as that.
The leads are charming, the natives in the film are wonderful, the scenery gorgeous ( Connery, Bracco AND the jungle!!), the writing is sheer perfection.
What more could you want??? From the moment Bracco arrives to find Connery in a bird costume and she introduces herself as Crane and he drunkenly replies, "No, Tucan.", you know you are in for a delightful time.
Also, notice the inside joke about the snake's name!!
DVD only enhances the experience of this utterly charming movie.
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