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Caveman (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 17 April 1981 (USA)
A caveman (Sir Ringo Starr) seeks revenge on a much larger competitor (John Matuszak) for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman (Barbara Bach).

Director:

Carl Gottlieb

Writers:

Rudy De Luca (as Rudy de Luca), Carl Gottlieb

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ringo Starr ... Atouk
Dennis Quaid ... Lar
Shelley Long ... Tala
Jack Gilford ... Gog
Cork Hubbert ... Ta
Mark King Mark King ... Ruck
Paco Morayta Paco Morayta ... Flok
Evan C. Kim Evan C. Kim ... Nook (as Evan Kim)
Ed Greenberg Ed Greenberg ... Kalta
Carl Lumbly ... Bork
Jack Scalici Jack Scalici ... Folg
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Folg's Mate (as Erica Carlson)
Gigi Vorgan ... Folg's Daughter
Sara López Sierra Sara López Sierra ... Folg's Younger Daughter (as Sara Lopez Sierra)
Esteban Valdez Esteban Valdez ... Folg's Son
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Storyline

In the Stone Age, strong caveman Tonda (John Matuszak) is the leader of a hostile tribe and the outcast Atouk (Sir Ringo Starr) feels unrequited desire for Tonda's mate Lana (Barbara Bach). One day, Atouk is walking with his best friend Lar (Dennis Quaid) and they meet the cavewoman Tala (Shelley Long). They save her blind father Gog (Jack Gilford) from a tar pit and Tala fells unrequited affection for Atouk. Soon the smart Atouk becomes the leader of the misfit tribe and dispute the leadership of the whole clan and Lana with Tonda. But in the end, the leader needs a worthwhile mate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Back when you had to beat it before you could eat it... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cavernícola See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,965,924

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,965,924
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sir Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach began their long relationship after meeting on the set of this movie. They were married ten months after they met. See more »

Goofs

When Atouk take the fruit that causes him to pass out, we can see a glimpse of the mattress where he falls down, in the next shot the mattress is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Atouk: Macha! Macha! Macha!
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The Critters Abominable Snowman ... Richard Moll Tyrannosaurus Rex ... Himself Big Horned Lizard ... Himself Pterodactyl ... Herself Howling Lizard ... Himself See more »

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Spoofs One Million Years B.C. (1966) See more »

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User Reviews

Silly fun in 60,000 B C
25 October 2003 | by GhtrdrSee all my reviews

Some have been a bit harsh with this little film and totally missed the point. We all know that dinosaurs and man didn't coexist but that is beside the point. This film refuses to take itself seriously and why should it? What I found charming was the language the cave folk used,not until a man from the land of the rising sun,seemed to help us viewers with some of the more obscure words. Like the difference between"Aloonda and Zugg-Zugg". (There's a difference?). It figures that the Japanese man would offer the translation,but he gives up and goes along with their slang. John Matuszak,former NFL player,was a perfect casting as Tonda. Some of their very important "discoveries" are a real hoot too. Look for a surprise actor playing the Snowman!


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