Jessica, whose father was a serial killer, is a female police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start dying around her at a furious pace.
Samuel L. Jackson,
A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to ... See full summary »
Romulus is mentally ill, a troglodyte in a New York City park. He's also a gifted composer and the father of a city cop. On Valentine's Day, a young man freezes in a tree near his cave. The police determine it's the accidental death of someone behaving bizarrely, but Romulus believes a friend of the dead youth who says that noted avant-garde photographer, David Leppenraub, murdered him. Romulus, urged on by hallucinations of his wife as a young woman, resolves to catch the killer and manages to be invited to Leppenraub's farm to play a new composition. Can Romulus hold it together long enough to get to the bottom of the death and also to make a breakthrough with his daughter? Written by
Choreographer Otis Sallid originally tried professional dancers to play the moth-seraphs, but decided to switch to athletes instead, saying they had "the bodies, the mentality and the strength". See more »
When Sheila wakes Romulus to tell him he's being misled, Moira turns and pulls the bedclothes up enough to show that she's wearing blue-checkered shorts. A short while later, when Romulus is getting out of bed, Moira is obviously naked. See more »
Don't you watch me! You think you're gonna crawl into my brain and see a show? That what I am? Is that what you think?
What I think, Mr. Ledbetter, is that the temperature is dropping.
I got freezing temperatures all over my brain. And I got legends of angels up there! Like little moths, and they'll beat the hell out of you with their wings!
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Obscure Mystery With An Exceptional Leading Performance By Samuel L. Jackson
While "The Caveman's Valentine" of 2001 is not necessarily the most essential film Samuel L. Jackson has ever been part of (this title obviously goes to "Pulp Fiction"), it is arguably the film that shows his great talent like no other. Kasi Lemmons' obscure 2001 mystery thriller allows Jackson to prove his talent to play an eccentric character more than any other film I've seen him in. Jackson plays Romulus Ledbetter, a mentally disturbed former piano virtuoso, whose paranoid schizophrenia has driven him away from his wife and daughter, into homelessness. The wild-looking Ledbetter, who sports long dreadlocks and a full beard and lives in a cave in New York's Inwood Park, is commonly referred to as 'The Caveman'. When a the Caveman finds the frozen corpse of a young man in a tree near his cave, he is dedicated to solving the case. Ledbetter is convinced that David Leppenraup (Colm Feore), a famous gay photographer of macabre pictures, has something to to with the murder of the young man. No one, of course, is willing to believe Ledbetter, who is also convinced that an evil entity called Stuyvesant is controlling the world with the help of rays... I do not want to give too much away, but I can assure that "The Caveman's Valentine" is a more than recommendable film with great performances that no lover of mystery should miss. Samuel L. Jackson is fantastic as the Caveman, and I could not imagine any other actor to fit the role as greatly as Jackson does. Colm Feore, also a very good actor, fits greatly in the role of the sinister Leppenraup. The supporting performance are entirely very good too. The film is very imaginatively shot, suspenseful, and often has a very eerie atmosphere. Especially Ledbetters visions are nightmarish and impressive. All said, "The Caveman's Valentine" is a very original mystery with an exceptional lead that comes with high recommendations from me!
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