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The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)

A young Cro-Magnon woman is raised by Neanderthals.

Director:

Michael Chapman

Writers:

Jean M. Auel (novel), John Sayles (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Hannah ... Ayla
Pamela Reed ... Iza
James Remar ... Creb
Thomas G. Waites ... Broud
John Doolittle ... Brun
Curtis Armstrong ... Goov
Martin Doyle ... Grod
Adel Hammoud Adel Hammoud ... Vorn (as Adel C. Hammoud)
Tony Montanaro Tony Montanaro ... Zoug
Mike Muscat ... Dorv
John Wardlow John Wardlow ... Droog
Keith Wardlow Keith Wardlow ... Crug
Karen Elizabeth Austin Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Aba (as Karen Austin)
Barbara Duncan Barbara Duncan ... Uka
Gloria Lee Gloria Lee ... Oga
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Storyline

At a time in prehistory when Neanderthals shared the Earth with early Homo sapiens, a band of cave-dwellers adopt blond and blue-eyed Ayla, a child of the "Others". As Ayla matures into a young woman of spirit and courage (unlike other women of the clan), she must fight for survival against the jealous bigotry of Broud, who will one day be clan leader. Based on Jean M. Auel's popular book, there is minimal narration; subtitles translate the Neanderthal gestures and primitive spoken language. Written by Susan Pudlo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

At The Dawn Of Mankind, A Woman Led The Way.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayla und der Clan des Bären See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,428, 19 January 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,953,732
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the first novel in the bookseries Earth's Children by author Jean M. Auel. See more »

Quotes

Brun: You want to be a leader, Broud, but a man who hits his people can never lead the Clan.
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Soundtracks

Heroine
Written by Michael Brook
Performed by Sinéad O'Connor
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Why was this so coldly received?

I saw this little unknown gem two days ago, and I was just blown away by all the horrible reviews for it back in 1986. I just don't understand why people didn't want to see a healthy Darryl Hannah as the cave girl, Ayla. Maybe it's because, Darryl Hannah didn't appear nude, even though the costumes are scantily. All in all, It is a nice movie to watch. It tugs at your heartstings seeing all of the brutal honesty presented on screen. And that music! Oh, I was the Niagra Falls from the beautiful music. The most heart-breaking scene of this movie is when Ayla is separated from her mother at 2, from a vicious earthquake. The ghastly "R" rating is unecessary, altough the rape scene is horrible and graphic, they could have sacrificed for a PG or PG13.Watch this one if get the chance. You won't be disappointed!

1986 98 minutes Rated: R CC.


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