MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,632 this week

The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 5,359 users   Metascore: 44/100
Reviews: 58 user | 58 critic | 27 from Metacritic.com

A cave-dwelling man sets out to track down the killer of a homeless boy and bring him to justice.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 24 Mar 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 16 Aug 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

The Caveman's Valentine (2001) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Caveman's Valentine.
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eve's Bayou (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive female patients. One night... See full summary »

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good
In My Country (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators ... See full summary »

Director: John Boorman
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson
Formula 51 (2001)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer
Talk to Me (2007)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee
The Man (2005)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Miguel Ferrer
No Good Deed (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård
Twisted I (2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Jessica, whose father was a serial killer, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the centre of her own investigation, when her former lovers start dying around her at a furious pace.

Director: Philip Kaufman
Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia
Freedomland (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Julianne Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Edie Falco
The New Age (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Episodic movie about a rich yuppie couple who, going broke, can't decide if they want to stay together and meanwhile openly sleep around and experiment with different lifestyles.

Director: Michael Tolkin
Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Patrick Bauchau
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of what happens one day in New York when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton
Gospel Hill (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A former sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and a former civil rights worker, withdrawn since the martyrdom of his brother thirty years before, confront a threat to their town.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito
Stars: Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin, Angela Bassett
Dr. Hugo (1996)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Vondie Curtis-Hall, Michael Beach, Victoria Rowell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Leppenraub
...
Moira
Damir Andrei ...
Arnold
...
Lulu
...
Sheila
...
Cork
...
Joey / No Face
...
Matthew
...
Bob
Kate McNeil ...
Betty
...
Shaker / Greater No Face (as Leonard Thomas)
...
Boy Toy / Andy (as Joris Jorsky)
Pierre Alcide ...
Toupee
...
Walter
Edit

Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Romulus Ledbetter lives on the edge. The view is incredible. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 2001 (Malaysia)  »

Also Known As:

Az ösztönember  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$112,041 (USA) (2 March 2001)

Gross:

$687,081 (USA) (8 June 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is dedicated to Billie Neal, with whom Kasi Lemmons worked on Eve's Bayou (1997) and 'Gridlock'd (1997)_. See more »

Goofs

In one shot when Bob and Betty toast Romulus in his new suit, Bob's "z-ray" green drink is orange (though this may have been intentional, since it is unclear if the "z-rays" are simply in Romulus's mind). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Romulus Ledbetter: 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?
Social Worker: What I think, Mr. Ledbetter, is that the temperature is dropping.
Romulus Ledbetter: 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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

For "Billie" 1955-1999 - "love you baby. always have. always will." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for Two Violins, 2nd Movement
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This movie was a good surprise to me.
18 March 2008 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

It's a very nice film with a suspenseful and mysterious plot about an insane homeless man (who once was a talented piano player) which solved by himself a crime scene. The plot starts being very strange and puzzling, because we watch the happenings through the insane guy's mind, and everything seems to be a bit confusing. However, that's the best part of the movie to me! It's mysterious, unexplained, bizarre and has some strange scenes (which pass only inside his mind) of pure delusion, and shot in dark and surreal way. Great cinematography, I must say! The acting is also brilliant, especially by Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the insane guy, ROMULUS LEDBETTER. He's an excellent actor and one more time he proves it, as a great part of this film is just his acting work! The film has a great soundtrack as well! I hadn't heard of this movie so far so it was a very good surprise to me.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
samuel was snubbed by the oscars stewart_einstein
What's the deal about beating on Skrjabin (Scriabin)? riishans
Samuel is a genius but academy award members isn't cd-nesa
Sammy is the best gastas007
Piano music... ec1djl
The Music Is Marvelous Electric_kazam
Discuss The Caveman's Valentine (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?