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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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1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 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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Details

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 May 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

B.C. Rock See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Animation took place in Belgium, New York, France, and London. See more »

Soundtracks

WARMONGERS
Written and Performed by Rick Wakeman
Produced by Alan Brewer & Rick Wakeman
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User Reviews

 
Great music, great satire, kewl animation!
20 August 2001 | by Matt-355See all my reviews

The soundtrack contains a few tracks from Leo Sayer and singles from the likes of Genesis and REO Speedwagon. The characters are amazing: Stewey Babcock (the first Man), Bone his buddy (a dinosaur) and Slick (a pterodactyl?) are the main characters. They have some amazing adventures, great comedy, satire as well as social commentary.

I didn't recognize many names in the credits, but the voice work was outstanding as well.

If anyone knows where a copy of this can be had, please email me as soon as possible!

I've been looking for a good copy of this for the last 10 years or so - no luck to date.

(Orig: 8-20-2001 Updated:1/26/08) I've almost been looking for 20 years now! Wow!

This review and most of the others as of this date refer to the English release titled "B.C. Rock", not the original French(?) version which now appears to be for sale on DVD and to which my original movie submission and review have been subsequently merged.

Based on reviews, the soundtrack and dialog are all different. I'd look for the English title of "B.C. Rock." Outside of the animation itself, it is not clear from the reviews that the original movie is related to "B.C. Rock" at all.


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