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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Oh (voice)
Georges Aminel ... Igua / Le gros con #3 (voice)
... Croak / Le gros con #4 (voice)
Jacques Ferrière ... Le gros con #1 (voice)
William Sabatier ... Le gros con #2 (voice)
Philippe Nicaud ... Dragon (voice)
... Récitant / Narrator (voice)
Ron Venable ... O (voice)
... Igua (voice)
Bob Kaliban ... Croak / No Lobes (voice)
... No Lobes (voice)
Clark Warren ... No Lobes (voice)
... Dragon (voice)
Mark Smith ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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21 May 1980 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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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

FLYIN'
Written by Rick Wakeman & Anna Pepper
Performed by Rick Wakeman & Anna Pepper
Produced by Alan Brewer
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The Missing Link From A Missing Time
7 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

There is something charming about Picha's, 'The Missing Link' and perhaps it lies in it's quaint production values. The sound is patchy, the animation uneven and performances somewhat forgettable but somehow it lingers like a guilty pleasure that draws snickers rather than belly laughs. There are some genuinely funny moments and some fabulous characters such as the fast talking, wise-guy, Pterodactyl and a fire breathing Dragon voiced by Bill Murray that is certain to get a laugh. The comedy largely depends on cartoon violence and sexual suggestion and is not at all confronting by today's standards and somehow seems naive and cute. Whilst 'The Missing Link' it is not Disney or even Hanna-Barbera, it reminds us of how important it is to admire these largely forgotten films that somehow get made through dedication and love and slip through the cracks in defiance of all that is mainstream.

F. Drebin


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