Making of Medicine Man

JOHN McTiernan is in Wyoming, talking via telephone to journalists in Kuala Lumpur about the shooting of Medicine Man, his most recent film. The 40-year-old director is describing the conditions his crew and cast worked under in the rainforests of Catemaco, Mexico. Leading man Sean Connery, he recalls, was disturbed by the heat and the isolation. "Personally, I enjoyed it. It's not very often that one gets time outside and still make a living out of it. The last time I did that was when I was 12 years old and mowing lawns," he jokes. Of course, McTiernan had more valid reasons for helming this project, hailed as "one of the first international green movies". Having earned a reputation as an…

Author(s): By Elaine Lim
Copyright: NSTP
Published on: 28 April 1992
Publication: New Straits Times
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