Being Human PG-13

In five distinct yet cleverly interlocked roles, Robin Williams is a cave dweller, a Roman slave, a medieval wayfarer, a Portuguese nobleman shipwrecked in Africa and a modern Manhattanite whose home life has hit the rocks.
Being Human
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 20, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 13


User Ratings: 3,225
Rating: 3/5 -- Just when you think the parts are never going to connect, they do so quite movingly
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Jun 7, 2004
...The talent involved is first-rate...
Rolling Stone
Jun 2, 1994
An ultra- whimsical reverie on love and family through the ages. Sometimes archly cute, finally deeply sentimental... Full Review
Hartford Courant
Jun 7, 2018
Rating: B -- Never comes to a boil. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 12, 2013
...Stays in the mind long after it ends... -- Rating: B
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 16, 1994
Daring movie that will appeal immensely to mystics. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Jul 18, 2003

Description by

What's better than one Robin Williams? How about five of him? Williams turns chameleon in this fanciful look at human history and longing from writer/director Bill Forsyth (Local Hero, Housekeeping). In five distinct yet cleverly interlocked roles, Williams is a cave dweller, a Roman slave, a medieval wayfarer, a Portuguese nobleman shipwrecked in Africa and a modern Manhattanite whose home life has hit the rocks. Each character reaches for survival, love, belonging -- for all the things that made humankind draw together in the first place. Each is a human being faced with an unforgettable and universal challenge: Being Human.

Product Description:

A comical look at the human condition in five eras of history with the main character played, in each case, by Robin Williams.

Plot Synopsis:

Hector's a man with 5 lives and thousands of years to live. Transmigrating from one historical period to another, he struggles for the same thing: to care for and maintain his family.
In the first vignette, Hector's a caveman striving to protect his loved ones from harm. Centuries later, during the Roman Empire, he's the captive slave of a dim-witted fellow who fails to recognize the value of family life. While in the Middle Ages, Hector falls for a beautiful widow who's desperately trying to fill her dead husband's shoes. As a Portuguese colonialist, he's a romantic explorer. And in modern times, Hector's a divorced dad who plays catch-up with his kids on the weekend. He may progress from caveman to city slicker but there's no guarantee he'll learn what he needs to know to get his personal life together.


Production Notes:

  • Produced in association with British Sky Broadcasting and Natwest Ventures.
  • Copyright 1994 Warner Bros.
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Studio Vaults
Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 54,313
  • UPC: 883316242414
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