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Caveman (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 17 April 1981 (USA)
A caveman (Sir Ringo Starr) seeks revenge on a much larger competitor (John Matuszak) for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman (Barbara Bach).

Director:

Carl Gottlieb

Writers:

Rudy De Luca (as Rudy de Luca), Carl Gottlieb

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ringo Starr ... Atouk
Dennis Quaid ... Lar
Shelley Long ... Tala
Jack Gilford ... Gog
Cork Hubbert ... Ta
Mark King Mark King ... Ruck
Paco Morayta Paco Morayta ... Flok
Evan C. Kim Evan C. Kim ... Nook (as Evan Kim)
Ed Greenberg Ed Greenberg ... Kalta
Carl Lumbly ... Bork
Jack Scalici Jack Scalici ... Folg
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Folg's Mate (as Erica Carlson)
Gigi Vorgan ... Folg's Daughter
Sara López Sierra Sara López Sierra ... Folg's Younger Daughter (as Sara Lopez Sierra)
Esteban Valdez Esteban Valdez ... Folg's Son
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Storyline

In the Stone Age, strong caveman Tonda (John Matuszak) is the leader of a hostile tribe and the outcast Atouk (Sir Ringo Starr) feels unrequited desire for Tonda's mate Lana (Barbara Bach). One day, Atouk is walking with his best friend Lar (Dennis Quaid) and they meet the cavewoman Tala (Shelley Long). They save her blind father Gog (Jack Gilford) from a tar pit and Tala fells unrequited affection for Atouk. Soon the smart Atouk becomes the leader of the misfit tribe and dispute the leadership of the whole clan and Lana with Tonda. But in the end, the leader needs a worthwhile mate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A pre-histerical comedy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cavernícola See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,965,924

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,965,924
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only actor who speaks any English in this movie is Evan C. Kim (Nook). See more »

Goofs

When Atouk take the fruit that causes him to pass out, we can see a glimpse of the mattress where he falls down, in the next shot the mattress is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Atouk: Macha! Macha! Macha!
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Crazy Credits

The Critters Abominable Snowman ... Richard Moll Tyrannosaurus Rex ... Himself Big Horned Lizard ... Himself Pterodactyl ... Herself Howling Lizard ... Himself See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

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User Reviews

I Loved It!
27 May 2004 | by nancysparkleSee all my reviews

This movie may not be an example of great acting, or great writing, but it is great entertainment! I could watch it 50 times, and every time, I see a little bit more. The humor is often subtle, and sometimes it hits you in the face, but it is always FUNNY.... and what's so bad about that??? I recommend this movie to anyone who wants just to laugh, and be silly, and not think too hard. Simply enjoy! Ringo is a hoot! Dennis Quaid is perfect as the simple sidekick! Barbara Bach is sexy and sufficiently manipulative. And Shelley Long does the classic good girl perfectly! And the ending is oh-so-satisfying! What more could you want?


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