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Medicine Man (1992)




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A research scientist discovers a cure for cancer in the Brazilian rainforest but loses the formula. When a logging company begins to harvest the forest, he must race against time to rediscover the secret before it is gone forever in this environmental drama.

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Sean Connery
as Dr. Robert Campbell
Lorraine Bracco
as Dr. Rae Crane
José Wilker
as Dr. Ornega
Jose Lavat
as Government Man
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Critic Reviews for Medicine Man

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

All of the elements are here for a movie I would probably enjoy very much, but somehow they never come together.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

While Medicine Man clearly has its heart in saving the rain forest, its brain is stuck in that place where Hollywood formulas are stillborn.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The big-budget pic has Connery as the maverick scientist to keep thing perking and exotic background shots, but little else going for it.

June 3, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Interesting, intriguing blend of character study and action with Sean Connery.

July 27, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Inoffensive jungle flick. Connery's wicked hair weave took home Best Supporting Actor.

August 4, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Embarrassing for Connery

March 21, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Medicine Man

Yet another movie I watched in school. Why? I wish I knew. I didn't think much of it, obviously, but since I don't remember much of it, I'll say it's okay. Maybe I'll see it again sometime.

Aj V
Aj V

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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." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2002.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer


Sean Connery is a doctor with a ponytail in the jungle. He accidently discovers a cure for cancer, but doesn't know how he did it. Besides some nice rainforest visuals, Connery's ponytail is the best part of the film.

Cindy I
Cindy I

Super Reviewer

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