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Medicine Man
Medicine Man
Actors: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco, Josť Wilker, Rodolfo De Alexandre, Francisco Tsiren Tsere Rereme
Director: John McTiernan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
PG-13     1999     1hr 46min

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 hero...  more »


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Actors: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco, Josť Wilker, Rodolfo De Alexandre, Francisco Tsiren Tsere Rereme
Director: John McTiernan
Creators: Sean Connery, Donald McAlpine, Mary Jo Markey, Michael R. Miller, Andrew G. Vajna, Beau Marks, Donna Dubrow, Sally Robinson, Tom Schulman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Sean Connery, Love & Romance
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/17/1999
Original Release Date: 02/07/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 02/07/1992
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Sharon F. (Shar) from AVON PARK, FL
Reviewed on 2/19/2023...
Great movie with a humanitarian storyline. The chemistry between these two great actors is so realistic. The scenery is outstanding.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Linda L. (angelstar) from TAOS, NM
Reviewed on 2/23/2017...
As someone else said and is true for me and my husband: we have watched this movie many times and had it as a VHS tape back-in-the-day and we will watch it many more times on DVD. We love it!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 3/29/2014...
Great movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Lana M. from BUFFALO, WV
Reviewed on 8/24/2012...
This was a replacement for our VHS copy. My husband and I have watched this movie many times and really enjoy it.
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Maligned Minor Masterpiece
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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"."
What a great Adventure!!!
Deborah MacGillivray | US & UK | 03/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Every civilization needs a medicine man
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 12/31/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Dr. Campbell (Sean Connery), a biochemist who has been doing extensive medical research for years in the lush rainforests of the Amazon, has found what just might be a MAJOR medical breakthrough. But that's not to say that he wouldn't enjoy just a little bit of help. Dr. Crane (Lorraine Bracco), a fellow biochemist comes to the aid of Dr. Campbell to help him as much as she can.Will Dr. Campbell and Dr. Crane be able to find this miracle cure that could be just over the horizon? Will they be able to set aside their differences and actually be able to get along one of these days? These are the major questions that watching "Medicine Man" will answer for all the viewers who watch this great movie."Medicine Man" is one of those movies that doesn't need a bit of special effects to make it an unforgettable movie. It's a film that is real compelling and interesting to watch from start to finish without ever getting boring. With Sean Connery as the lead character, you know there will be great acting included.If you're a fan of great movies, I definitely recommend to not miss out on your chance to watch and even own "Medicine Man.""