An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric Neanderthal man who is subsequently resuscitated. The researcher must then decide what to do with the prehistoric man and he finds himself defending the man from those that want to dissect him in the name of science. We first see Asian cave dweller John Lone as he wanders around what seems to be his natural habitat of some 10,000 years ago. Soon we learn that Lone is in a controlled environment in a scientific lab — and that his frozen body was recently discovered during an expedition to the North Pole (hence the nickname “Iceman”). Scientists Lindsay Crouse and Timothy Hutton hope to learn to communicate with the Iceman, and in so doing discover what life was truly like for our Neanderthal ancestors. But other, less altruistic scientists want to dissect him and analyze his innards. With Hutton’s help, the Iceman escapes, but soon both men realize that there’s really no place for the ancient warrior in modern society. Although the settings are convincingly arctic, Iceman was filmed in Manitoba.