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Caveman (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 17 April 1981 (USA)
A cave-man seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cave-woman.

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(as Rudy de Luca),
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lar
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Gog
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Ta
Mark King ...
Ruck
Paco Morayta ...
Flok
Evan C. Kim ...
Nook (as Evan Kim)
Ed Greenberg ...
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Jack Scalici ...
Erika Carlsson ...
Folg's Mate (as Erica Carlson)
Gigi Vorgan ...
Folg's Daughter
Sara López Sierra ...
Folg's Younger Daughter (as Sara Lopez Sierra)
Esteban Valdez ...
Folg's Son
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Storyline

In the Stone Age, the strong caveman Tonda is the leader of a hostile tribe and the outcast Atouk feels unrequited desire for Tonda's mate Lana. One day, Atouk is walking with his best friend Lar and they meet the cavewoman Tala. They save her blind father Gog 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

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A pre-histerical comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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17 April 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cavernícola  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,965,924
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview, Shelley Long said that at her audition, she didn't speak any English. She responded to everything with an ad-libbed series of grunts. It obviously worked. See more »

Goofs

When the blind Zog discovers the white pumpkin and Atook throws it at the dinosaur; the pumpkin that lands on the dinosaur is orange. 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

Spoofs One Million Years B.C. (1966) See more »

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Hysterical
15 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I had pretty low expectations when I first saw this movie. I then found it hilariously funny. Some of the humor is a little juvenile, but the "caveman" language (developed by Ringo Starr himself ... I think he claimed once on the Tonight Show that his favorite word was "zug-zug," which meant "having sex") was great; also an amusing scene where the cavemen who speak this language meet a caveman who speaks English and tries to teach it to them.

Not to mention dumb dinosaurs, a humungous mosquito, Atouk's (Ringo Starr) pile of unappreciated inventions, and Lana's (Bach) come-uppance at the end.

Good, mindless fun.


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