Medicine Man (film) In the Amazon rain forest a brilliant but eccentric research scientist, Dr. Robert Campbell, is on the verge of a medical breakthrough, a cure for cancer, but he has lost the formula and must now rediscover the elusive serum. The pharmaceutical corporation sponsoring the research has sent another biochemist, Dr. Rae Crane, to investigate the reclusive genius. A hardheaded female scientist is the last thing Campbell wants around his camp, but Crane refuses to leave and is soon caught up in the quest to find the rare antidote. In a race against time and the coming physical destruction of the jungle, the pair climbs to the tops of the tallest trees in what becomes the most exciting adventure of their lives. Released on February 7, 1992. Directed by John McTiernan. A Hollywood Picture, the first film produced by Cinergi Productions. Filmed in CinemaScope. 104 min. Stars Sean Connery (Dr. Robert Campbell), Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Rae Crane), and 57 Indian natives from nine Brazilian tribes. The jungle scenes were shot in Catemaco, Mexico. Released on video in 1992.