Horror Movies & Sci-Fi Movies Database
An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric man who is still alive. He must then decide what to do with the prehistoric man and he finds himself defending the creature from those that want to dissect it in the name of science.
HE'S 40,000 YEARS OLD. Deep within an Arctic glacier they found him, preserved by a miracle of nature, brought back to life by a miracle of science. Now medical science wants to exploit him in the name of research. One man wants to stop them...in the name of humanity. But he'll need more than a miracle to survive...he'll need a friend.
Release Date: April 13, 1984
Runtime: 100 mins
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I
MPAA Rating: PG
Timothy Hutton ...Dr. Stanley Shephard
Lindsay Crouse ...Dr. Diane Brady
John Lone ...Charlie, the Iceman
Josef Sommer ...Whitman
David Strathairn ...Dr. Singe
Philip Akin ...Dr. Vermeil
Danny Glover ...Loomis
Amelia Hall ...Prof. Mabel Chapman
Richard Monette ...Hogan
James Tolkan ...Maynard
Stephen E. Miller ...Temp Doc
David Petersen ...Scatem Doc
Judith Berlin ...E.K.G. Doc
Paul Batten ...Technician
Lovie Eli ...Nurse
Stephen Nemeth ...Lab Tech
Real Andrews ...Lab Tech
Bob Reimer ...Helicopter Pilot
Blair Anderson ...Powell
Dave Ryder ...Powell's Assistant
Herb 'Kneecap' Nikal ...Indian Guide
Eilizabeth Aulajut ...Inuit Storyteller
Dennis Letkeman ...Air Traffic Controller
Paul Stanley ...Canuck
Patrick J. Palmer
"Heart of Gold"
More Movie Taglines:
- HE'S 40,000 YEARS OLD. Deep within an Arctic glacier they found him, preserved by a miracle of nature, brought back to life by a miracle of science. Now medical science wants to exploit him in the name of research. One man wants to stop them...in the name of humanity. But he'll need more than a miracle to survive...he'll need a friend.
- An amazing unforgettable journey of humanity
- Doctor Stanley Shephard: [their first view of the Iceman] What do you think? Maynard: Looks like an indian. Doctor Stanley Shephard: What kind of an indian? Maynard: A Cleveland Indian. What do I know? You're the anthropologist.
Charlie, the Iceman: [Charlie brings a dark object to Brady] Dr. Diane Brady: What's that? Doctor Stanley Shephard: An offering. He wants you to eat it. Dr. Diane Brady: I was afraid you'd say that. Dr. Diane Brady: [She eat it and then gags] Dr. Diane Brady: What was that? Doctor Stanley Shephard: A beetle. What did it taste like? Dr. Diane Brady: A beetle. I think I'm going to throw up. Doctor Stanley Shephard: Don't! He'll take it as a bad omen.
Charlie, the Iceman: Chaaaarrooooo.
- Iceman was a project linked to director Norman Jewison for several years throughout the 1970s. It ultimately emerged under Fred Schepisi but Jewison was still attached as producer.
Director Fred Schepisi was fired by the studio and producer Daniel Melnick after Schepisi personally agreed to shoot "the original ending" from the original script as intended. However, Schepisi did not do this and was immediately let go.
Bruce Smeaton's score is not what was originally intended for the film. The score in the film is mainly needle drop tracks for most scenes. The score was recorded with 130 piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and was meant to have a fuller sound. The reason for this was because Director Fred Schepisi, who was fired and then brought back onto the project for post-production tampered with the film after it was locked. He'd shifted around dialog, scenes and such. According to Smeaton, "He'd (Schepisi) gone in and made 28 minor changes to the film just as we (Smeaton, Music Editor Jim Henrikson and Music Engineer Dan Wallin along with the Hollywood Symphony) were preparing to go into Glen Glenn Sound with 130 piece orchestra. The music wasn't fitting the scenes they were intended for. Fred (Schepisi) never showed up." Smeaton had to then cancel the sessions and edit down his music from what had they originally had been intended for. Smeaton admits to having regretted working with Schepisi and their subsequent film, Roxanne (1987) starring Steve Martin would be their last project together. Schepisi would have the late Jerry Goldsmith as his composer of choice during the 1990's.
» User Comments at imdb.com
» More information at imdb.com
Prehistoric, Arctic, Language Barrier, Frozen In Ice, Ice ...[more]
Rating: 7.0 out of 10.0 - 74 votes cast total