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B.C. Rock (1980)

Le chaînon manquant (original title)
Adult animated comedy with rock music soundtrack portraying a far-fetched explanation of the Dawn of Man.

Director:

Picha

Writers:

Pierre Bartier (original idea), Jean Collette (adaptation) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Darbois ... Oh (voice)
Georges Aminel Georges Aminel ... Igua / Le gros con #3 (voice)
Roger Carel ... Croak / Le gros con #4 (voice)
Jacques Ferrière Jacques Ferrière ... Le gros con #1 (voice)
William Sabatier ... Le gros con #2 (voice)
Philippe Nicaud Philippe Nicaud ... Dragon (voice)
Jacques Dacqmine ... Récitant / Narrator (voice)
Ron Venable Ron Venable ... O (voice)
John Graham ... Igua (voice)
Bob Kaliban Bob Kaliban ... Croak / No Lobes (voice)
Christopher Guest ... No Lobes (voice)
Clark Warren Clark Warren ... No Lobes (voice)
Bill Murray ... Dragon (voice)
Mark Smith Mark Smith ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Plewa Joseph Plewa ... Bone (voice)
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Storyline

Cheeky, farcical and allegorical "true story" of the dawn of mankind. In the year 196303 BC, after a tribe of cavemen figures out how to have sex, O is born and, being different and more evolved than his xenophobic apeman and neanderthal family, immediately kicked out of their cave at birth. Young abandoned brontosaur Igua befriends him and takes care of him. While growing up, O befriends other dinosaurs as well, but once he realizes that he's not a dinosaur, he decides to find his own path in life and brakes off his friendship with Igua in a fit of anger. Igua wants to mend their friendship and decides to look for O until he finds him again. While roaming the prehistoric and even ice age world trying to survive on his own, O has many dangerous misadventures, becomes an inventor of fire and other important things, finds love with a somewhat humanoid feline creature in heat and eventually becomes a true renaissance man. During one of his misadventures, O stumbles upon his family again ...

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

B.C. Rock See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the english-language-dubbed version of the film, the voice of a fire-breathing dragon whose fire comes out of the wrong end is an uncredited Bill Murray. See more »

Soundtracks

WARMONGERS
Written and Performed by Rick Wakeman
Produced by Alan Brewer & Rick Wakeman
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History of the World Part 0
28 April 2017 | by sol-See all my reviews

'The Missing Link' - sometimes known as 'B.C. Rock' and 'Le Chaînon Manquant' - this is a daringly different sort of animated comedy no matter the title, focusing on the world's very first homo sapien, who eventually teaches his people how to walk, talk and make fire after many adventures with dinosaur friends. The humour varies in effectiveness with lame moments as the prehistoric humans repeatedly fail to copulate and attempt to walk in the strangest possible ways. There is a lot of ingenuity to the film too though with the protagonist inadvertently inventing the wheel and accidentally inventing the skipping rope. There are also fun references to movies such as '2001: A Space Odyssey' and stories such as 'Gulliver's Travels'. Some of the prehistoric beasts that appear in the film are wonderfully imaginative too, such as a species of feminine felines with long red tails and one-legged creatures that hop back and forth. And on the subject of beasts, the protagonist also manages to teach a confused dragon how to breathe fire! The characters here are not much to write home about, and bits and pieces of the film feel terribly juvenile, but the movie's tenacity to twist conventional theories of evolution, even bringing religion into the equation at one point (!) is no small feat, plus the film is genuinely touching at times with the protagonist's attempts to locate others of his own species.


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