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About the Movie
On a cold night in a remote cabin, Professor John Oldman (David Lee Smith of CSI: Miami) gathers his most trusted colleagues for an extraordinary announcement: He is an immortal who has migrated through 140 centuries of evolution and must now move on. Is Oldman truly Cro-Magnon or simply insane? Now one man will force these scientists and scholars to confront their own notions of history, religion and humanity, all leading to a final revelation that may shatter their world forever.
This movie brings up all the Challenging questions about the worlds religions, mans origins, and the concepts that shape our worlds societies. Its easy to follow and a master piece at bringing it all home in one hour and twenty-seven minutes. I really liked it, but if you are a die hard believer in one religion you will have a hard time watching it. Open Minded people only... thats my recommendation.
Amazing script... This film grabs you about 20 minutes in and doesn't let go. I was amazed at how I was literally hanging on every word and was on the edge of my seat by the end of the film. Why was I amazed? There were no explosions, no SFX, no lasers, no CGI just a classic script by Jerome Bixby (The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Fantastic Voyage) that was somehow missed by the big studios. It didn't matter that the film was clearly a modestly budgeted indie. It kept me glued to the screen throughout. Great movie and highly receommended.
Would make a better stage play.
As others have said, this movie is an interesting introspective on science, religion, sociology and time. The story is driven by the script, not dramatic plot swings, special effects or scene cuts, so if you're interested in action and overly dramatic cliffhangers this movie is not for you. This script would be better suited to a play rather than a movie, as this would increase the psychologic tension and allow you to better connect with the characters.