Quest For Fire

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20th Century Fox Released 1982

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Director:
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Released:
1982
Rating:
R
Quest for Fire is a 1982 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and adapted by G''rard Brach from the 1911 Belgian novel by J.-H. Rosny a''n''. Taking place in 80,000 BC, a group of cavemen must go out on a journey to find a new flame for their tribe. Naoh (Everett McGill), Amoukar (Ron Perlman) and Gaw (Nameer El-Kadi) are sent by elders of their tribe to carry a flame back safely. Many dangers face them along their path, including saber-tooth tigers and wooly mammoths. When they wind up head to head with a neighboring Neanderthal tribe, they are captured and meet a young woman, Ika (Rae Dawn Chong). Ika is a fellow prisoner and can help the men escape. Even then, where can they hope to find a flame in the frosted death of the wintry Ice Age? They must gather their courage and wits if they are to obtain their new flame.

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