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"A pre-histerical comedy!"
  • PG
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 5.8  (8,424)
  • 55

The 1981 film, Caveman, is a comedy adventure set in prehistoric times. The movie follows the story of a caveman named Atouk, played by Ringo Starr, as he embarks on a journey to find true love and lead his tribe to a better life. Atouk is an outcast in his tribe, constantly mocked and mistreated by his fellow cavemen. His luck seems to change when he meets Tala, played by Shelley Long, a beautiful and intelligent cavewoman who is also being mistreated by her tribe. Atouk falls in love with Tala and decides to leave his tribe to start a new life with her.

Along the way, Atouk and his new tribe of misfits face many challenges, including deadly creatures and rival tribes. They also meet Lar, played by Dennis Quaid, a caveman who becomes Atouk's rival for Tala's affection. Lar is the leader of a rival tribe, and he and his warriors are constantly pursuing Atouk and his tribe.

Despite the challenges, Atouk and his tribe persevere, and he ultimately wins Tala's heart. Along the way, they also discover the secret of fire and invent the wheel, marking a significant step forward in the evolution of humanity.

The film is known for its humor and slapstick comedy, with Atouk and his tribe engaging in many humorous actions and interactions. The film also features a unique language that has been created specifically for the cavemen, with many new words and expressions that reflect their way of life.

Caveman was directed by Carl Gottlieb, who was also the co-writer of the famous movie, Jaws. The film received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its humor and charm, while others criticized its lack of depth and story.

Overall, Caveman is a fun and lighthearted film that offers an entertaining and humorous look at prehistoric life. The film's cast, including Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, and Shelley Long, deliver memorable performances that add to the film's charm and appeal. While it may not be a cinematic masterpiece, Caveman remains a beloved classic for fans of comedy and adventure alike.

Caveman is a 1981 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 55.

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    5.8  (8,424)
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