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Year One (2009)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 19 June 2009 (USA)
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After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.



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Zed, a prehistoric would-be hunter, eats from a tree of forbidden fruit and is banished from his tribe, accompanied by Oh, a shy gatherer. On their travels, they meet Cain and Abel on a fateful day, stop Abraham from killing Isaac, become slaves, and reach the city of Sodom where their tribe is now enslaved. Zed and Oh are determined to rescue the women they love, Maya and Eema. Standing in their way is Sodom's high priest and the omnipresent Cain. Zed tries to form an alliance with Princess Innana, which may backfire. Can an inept hunter and a smart but slender and diffident gatherer become heroes and make a difference? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Year One  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,610,304 (USA) (19 June 2009)


$43,337,279 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final film directed by Harold Ramis. It's also his last acting role. See more »


Zed and Oh come across Abraham and Isaac on the mountain, after Abraham invites them back to the village, in the long shot, Isaac has disappeared and is nowhere to be seen. See more »


Zed: It seems like a waste of a perfectly good virgin to me...
Pedestrian Villager: He guys, I'm trying to enjoy a sacrifice with my family. Do you mind? Do you mind?
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Crazy Credits

Several bloopers are shown during the first half of the end credits. See more »


Allah O Akbar
Performed by Ali Mrateh Fadh
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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User Reviews

21 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I just got back from watching this movie, and I thought it was hilarious.

I like movies that don't take themselves too seriously, and this is definitely a movie like that. It looked like everyone had fun making a silly film. And I know everyone in the theater was laughing throughout it.

There are parts that try to drag a joke out for a little too long, but overall, I thought the humor was simple, effective, and very well executed.

Michael Cera was definitely the shining star in this movie. He delivers awkward comedy SO well and just so believable and likable. He is a fantastic actor.

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