In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who bonds with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.

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Roland Emmerich
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Strait ... D'Leh
Camilla Belle ... Evolet
Cliff Curtis ... Tic'Tic
Joel Virgel ... Nakudu
Affif Ben Badra ... Warlord (as Ben Badra)
Mo Zinal ... Ka'Ren (as Mo Zainal)
Nathanael Baring ... Baku
Mona Hammond ... Old Mother
Marco Khan ... One-Eye
Reece Ritchie ... Moha
Joel Fry ... Lu'kibu
Omar Sharif ... Narrator (voice)
Kristian Beazley Kristian Beazley ... D'Leh's Father
Junior Oliphant Junior Oliphant ... Tudu
Louise Tu'u Louise Tu'u ... Baku's Mother
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A pseudo-orphaned semi-outcast since his father left his mammoth hunting tribe on a secret, prophecy-related mission, D'Leh grows up as protégé of master hunter Tic'Tic. Putting truth first, he sacrifices his cheater chance to win status and the charmed girl Evolet, who thus falls to his rival-buddy Ka'Ren. The couple is among the captives taken by horse-riding slave-hunters, but D'Leh takes charge of an epic rescue mission that follows the caravan all the way to the pyramid building site of a 'living god'. By winning the support of a people he impressed on the way thanks to a saber-tooth he once saved and secretly forging a slave rise, he bids for his people's liberation. Written by KGF Vissers

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The legend. The battle. The first hero. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release prints were delivered to some theaters under the false title "King Dinosurs" (sic). See more »

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While slaves may have been involved in the peripheral tasks involving the construction of the Pyramids at Giza, there is no evidence that they were the primary laborers on the project. In fact graffiti found in and around the pyramids make it clear that skilled craftsmen and paid laborers were the primary builders of the edifices. A town-like location has been uncovered near the pyramids containing a large number of dressed stone houses which housed the laborers, with contents that showed that they earned wages and had possessions that varied from one house to another. See more »

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D'Leh: [in the pit, after deciding to not kill the Saber-tooth] Do not eat me when I save your life!
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Not as bad as everyone says
12 July 2008 | by ridiculoniusSee all my reviews

I expected this movie to suck. I thought it would be an adrenaline ride with no plot that you can only fully appreciate if you see it in Imax 3-D - similar to (but worse than) Beowulf. Especially since it had gotten really terrible reviews and everyone who'd seen it told me not to waste the few bucks it would cost to rent it.

Well, I finally shelled out the money, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not only as exciting as the trailers promised, it did have a plot and was enjoyable. I will not pretend that it was a brilliant movie, because it just wasn't. It definitely had the premise of what could've been a triumph, but it just couldn't cut it.

There was some cheesy dialog, but mostly it was pretty original. The plot was something that could've been ripped off from any ancient folktale, but I think that the scriptwriters and directors did a decent job of making it their own. Seeing as it's supposed to be a legend, and proves itself to be more of a fantasy than historical epic, the historical inaccuracies can be forgiven.

All in all, it was a fairly good movie that was both thrilling and enjoyable. I can see why people didn't like it, but, honestly, they're being much too tough on it.


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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10,000 BC See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,867,488, 9 March 2008

Gross USA:

$94,784,201

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$269,784,201
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2.35 : 1
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