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Missing Link (1988)

PG  |   |  Adventure  |  November 1988 (USA)
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A million years ago in Africa: the last of the ape-humans is on flight from the humans, who killed the rest of his clan. Alone, seeking others of his kind, he traverses steps, deserts and ... See full summary »

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Clive Ashley
Fred T. Baker
Adrian Brett
David Daley
Jim Dvorak
Dave Holland
Gary Kettel
Mike Kidson
Will Menter
Chris Redsell
Colin Thompson
Andy Warrington
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A million years ago in Africa: the last of the ape-humans is on flight from the humans, who killed the rest of his clan. Alone, seeking others of his kind, he traverses steps, deserts and mountains until he reaches the coast. But there are already humans, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Deep in the past... Lost to all memory... Lies a mystery that has haunted man for a million years.

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A great film
2 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would give this film 9 out of 10. It's really fun to watch. Even without a dialog (or a plot), there's not a dull moment in the movie. And the ape man acted so well that I think he deserves an Oscar!

The filmmakers are apparently experts in the documentary of natural history, which explains the many beautiful sceneries (of Africa, I think) and intriguing sequences with animals. The documentary angle gives it authenticity, but this film has something more to say. It imagines how a pre-historic "ape man" of a now extinct species might have lived. This ape man is not a dumb beast but has a great sense of intelligence and humor (I would have said "humanity" but he is not human). Following his journey, we see mostly pleasant moments of delightful discoveries and occasionally fear and confusion. Then, the ape man has a moment of reflection that brings the film to a logical conclusion.

See this film. You will not be disappointed.


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