Politically correct to a fault, MEDICINE MAN pleads for the preservation of the rain forest; were it a more compelling film, its message would doubtless do more good.
Dr. Robert Campbell (Sean Connery) is a bad-tempered loner whose biochemical research deep in the South American jungle is financed by a major US pharmaceutical company. Embittered by the death of his wife years earlier, Campbell drowns his sorrows in work and local liquor. Having lived among them
for so long, he's accepted by the native tribal people as a kind of benevolent witch doctor--a medicine man. Exasperated by his refusal to file reports, his employers send Dr. Rae Crane (Lorraine Bracco) ...