Caveman

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Released 1981

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Director:
Carl Gottlieb
Released:
1981
Rating:
PG
A prehistoric man named Atouk is an outcast from his tribe. When he meets Lar, also on the outs from his people, they form a tribe of their own made up of other misfits. Atouk's life is complicated by his love for Lana, the beautiful mate of the man who expelled him from his tribe.

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  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    A happy surprise, a sweet and silly combination of the cheesy special effects of Japanese sci-fi movies and the witty slapstick of American silent films. [20 Apr 1981]

  • 70

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    The movie is nicely whimsical, and elaborate in a way that no fantasy film this side of outer space has lately been. It's dopey, but it's also lots of fun.

  • 38

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Caveman seems more in the tradition of Alley Oop, crossed with Mel Brooks's Two Thousand Year Old Man. But the only artistic cross-reference it can manage is from the opening scene...

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