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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

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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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17 April 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cavernícola  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,965,924
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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 caveman have taken the pterodactyl egg, there is an aerial view, and in the background you can see winding dirt road tracks. 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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Ringo Starr, so funny!
17 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

An excellent movie I always enjoy to watch, one of my favorites of all times.

Ringo Starr excellent as Atouk!

The dinosaurs also funny, I always laugh out loud when I see them, absolutely silly!

Although the actors don't speak English (except the Asian guy!), their caveman language is so real and understandable, they way they explain everything, so funny and easy to understand for everyone!.

This movie is one of a kind!

I hope everybody could enjoy this movie as much as I do every time I have the chance to watch it.

If you want to have moments of fun, this is a must-have in your collection.


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