6.3/10
255
4 user 2 critic

Missing Link (1988)

PG | | Adventure | November 1988 (USA)
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 »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This story takes place in prehistoric time when three prehistoric tribesmen search for a new fire source.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Stars: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi
Iceman (1984)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric Neanderthal man who is subsequently resuscitated. The researcher must then decide what to do ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone
Neanderthal (TV Movie 2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Tony Mitchell
Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Mark Byron, Jud Charlton
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When his clan, including his wife and baby girl Néa, are massacred, Ao, a desperate Neandertal man, decides to leave the North country where he has been living for the South where he was ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Malaterre
Stars: Agie, Helmi Dridi, Ilian Ivanov
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young Cro-Magnon woman is raised by Neanderthals.

Director: Michael Chapman
Stars: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar
Homo sapiens (TV Movie 2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Jacques Malaterre, Chip Proser
Stars: Philippe Torreton, Mourad Ben Nefla, Natasha Rees-Davies
Documentary | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two part mini-series follows the journeys of two different groups of modern humans as they encounter other human species. The first group encounters Homo erectus and is forced to cross the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jotham Annan, Rebecca Scroggs, Ray Fearon
L'odyssée de l'espèce (TV Movie 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

8 million years of the human species

Directors: Jacques Malaterre, Javier G. Salanova
Stars: Pere Arquillué, Peter Batakliev, Léa-Marie Cantin
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon after. ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson
Cavegirl (1985)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: David Oliver
Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Cynthia Thompson, Darren Young
Walking with Cavemen (TV Series 2003)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution.

Stars: Robert Winston, Alec Baldwin, Christian Bradley
Frantic (1988)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Man-ape
...
Narrator (voice)
Brian Abrahams
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Am Anfang war ...  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Quest for Fire (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Awesome family entertainment!
20 November 1998 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I've seen Missing Link over five times now and I'm still stunned that it didn't do better in theatres and on television. It is an awesome film; perfect for the entire family. I'm not sure if the term for Missing Link is pseudo-documentary or semi-documentary but it matters not. From the first frame to the last, one is engrossed by the story of the last survivor of the "Man-ape" species. The film is warm, funny and poignant it has superb cinematography, a spellbinding music score and everything else a film should have. From toddlers to seniors it will satisfy every viewer. I very highly recommend Missing Link (1988).


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
this movie i could watch on repeat! who agrees with me? iggy91305
possible metaphor Astralmind
the hallucinogenic plant he eats Astralmind
Discuss Missing Link (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?