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Cavegirl (1985)

R | | Comedy, Fantasy | May 1985 (USA)
On a class excursion to a cave with stone age paintings the clumsy Rex gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sets him back to the stone ages, where he meets a group of... See full summary »

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Rex
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Eba (as Cindy Ann Thompson)
Darren Young ...
Dar
Saba Moor-Doucette ...
Saba (as Saba Moor)
Jeff Chayette ...
Argh
Charles Mitchell ...
Char
Cynthia Rullo ...
Aka
Tom Hamil ...
Casey
Bill Adams ...
Bill
Chris Noble ...
Hank
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Ralph
Sydni King ...
Karen
Stacey Swain ...
Brenda
A.A. Cavallaro ...
Rex's Father
Maggie Ostroff ...
Rex's Mother

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On a class excursion to a cave with stone age paintings the clumsy Rex gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sets him back to the stone ages, where he meets a group of prehistoric fellows and the gorgeous Eba. While teaching her English and doing some pseudo-research on her fellows, his main goal is to get her sleeping with him. However the curiosity of the clan chief disturbs his attempts. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rex is taking his first big trip...back 25,000 years!

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Daniel Roebuck originally auditioned for the smaller role of Ralph. He asked writer/director David Oliver if he could also read for the lead part of Rex and wound up getting that particular role instead. See more »

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There were no humans in North America in 25,000 BC. See more »

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Eba: Eba have big boobs. What Rex have big?
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Referenced in CaveGirl, a Second Journey Back in Time (2013) See more »

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A classic, cheesy 80s sex comedy.
11 January 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A 20th century loser finds love in the past with an adorable blonde prehistoric babe.

I'm sure that the writers of Cavegirl intended their film to be nothing more than a charming lightweight sex comedy, but that's not quite how it comes across to me: I see supposedly sympathetic nerd Rex (Daniel Roebuck) as an opportunistic sexual predator, taking advantage of beautiful child-like primitive Eba (Cynthia Thompson), 'grooming' her from the word go. I'm not blaming the guy for trying his luck—after all, Eba is smoking hot, legal, and available—but the sleazy, rather forceful manner in which he pursues her just is is just a little wrong when you think about it.

So best not think about it then...

Instead, just switch your brain off and enjoy the silliness and dated 80s trappings, which includes a fair amount of nudity, lots of unsophisticated slapstick humour (much of which comes courtesy of the other members of Eba's tribe), the obligatory 80s soft rock ballad, and a predictably sappy ending in which Rex's persistence pays off (the lucky bugger!) and the once pitiful nerd proves his love by rescuing Eba and her tribe from cannibals.

5.5 out of 10, happily rounded up to 6 for the lovely Cynthia Thompson.


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