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Caveman (1981)

Ringo Starr , Barbara Bach , Carl Gottlieb  |  PG |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford, Dennis Quaid
  • Directors: Carl Gottlieb
  • Format: Widescreen, Full Screen, Digital Sound, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000063JDF
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,268 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Caveman" on IMDb

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Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Bach and Shelley Long band together in a hilarious love story for the ages'the stone ages! With an all-star cast and fun special effects, this cult comedyclassic is a "cheery, playful" (The New York Times) romp through BC that "aims for belly laughs and gets them" (Variety)! Prehistoric life is tough for poor, lovesick Atouk (Starr). As the smallest and weakest caveman of his tribe, he is unable to win the heart of the beautiful Lana (Bach) and is banished from the cave by Lana's mate, Tonda (NFL star John Matuszak), the hulking chief of the tribe. Forced to wander the ancient wilderness, Atouk meets a variety of unlikelyallies who, after hearing his story, want to help him get back in with his clan. And before Atouk knows it, he's the chief of his own tribe of misfits! Leading his rag-tag band of oddballs into battle, Atouk has one mission in mind: to knock Tonda off his throne and carry Lana away by her hair!

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74 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars? Yes...Just Because it's soooo Corny April 25, 2005
Everyone has a favorite "stinker" in their home video collection, and this is mine. My girlfriend thinks I'm nuts. My friends cringe and turn the other way whenever I mention it. And my family offers me "special medication" if I try and get them to watch it...again.

But what can I say; I love this film. It's banality, shallowness, and out-and-out unscientific approach to modern man's changes and discoveries throughout the eons is just hilarious to watch. It's a ridiculous film, and so should be watched with that in mind. Why?

The story is about Atouk played by former Beatle master Ringo Starr, who is kicked out of his caveman tribe by the muscular and massive chief Tonda (probably lineman John Matuszak's only role on film, I'd guess) because he's in love with the chief's woman, Lana (a VERY busty Barbara Bach).

Once out on his own, Atouk begins to make new friends. They include Lar (Dennis Quaid), Tala (Shelley Long), Gog (Jack Gilford), Ta (Cork Hubbert), and a gazillion others. Among this rag-tag grouping comes the ability to stand up straight, how to cook a dinosaur egg, how to kill a rather large dragonfly by using someone's face (my favorite part in the film...but I felt bad for Dennis Quaid), the discovery of fire, music, drugs, homosexuality, and weapons, and just about a million years of evolution and discovery all wrapped up in one short, foolish film.

So call me a moron. Go ahead, it's okay. But this film is a great no-brainer, laugh-a-minute flick.

Now I'll go grunt in the corner for while...
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Clasic Will Always Be A Clasic November 13, 2004
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When I first saw this movie many years ago I just loved it. Today it will seem kinda silly but hey this movie is and always will be a classic in my collection. Too bad there are no special futures in this DVD and no special edition will likely come out.

Ringo and Dennis are great, and Shelly is surprisingly not annoying.

You will follow these cavemen all the way from learning how to walk erect, discover fire & drugs, ignore an english speaking Japanese and, one of my favorite moments in any movie, the discovery of music.

Thank god DVD technology came to save all time classics like this one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Caveman"'s dinosaurs November 11, 2009
I just read all 56 (at this writing) reviews of this film, and I am quite surprised that no one mentioned the special effects, specifically the stop-motion animation dinosaurs. The models are well-constructed & fluidly animated, and the composites are convincing--there's one shot of a live-action Ringo Starr riding a stop-motion puppet dinosaur that is just astounding. I'll concede that the drug humor and Atouk's attempt to have his way with the sleeping Lana should disqualify younger viewers from seeing it (and they make the PG rating dubious), but just because a film shouldn't be watched by kids doesn't automatically make it bad.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites! January 11, 2007
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Sure, the dinosaurs look a little ridiculous, but that makes them comical. Great acting, tons of laughs, etc. Get it. You'll love it.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favorite movie August 13, 1999
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This is my favorite movie of all time. It takes you through the struggles of the cave man days in the most hilarious manner. If you have never seen it before, then gather up a bunch of your friends and have them come over to watch it for nonstop laughs! This is one of those tapes you will want to keep. I still have images of some of the scenes that you just can never get out of your mind.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a charming little movie June 10, 2003
CAVEMAN, directed by JAWS co-writer Carl Gottleib, may not bring waves of gut-busting, laugh out loud moments, but there is still a real joy in watching this colorful clever little film. The very nature of it is silly, and the real magic is in the performances by Ringo Starr as Atouk, Tunda the chief, Shelly Long as the giddy and beautiful blonde, and Dennis Quaid as Atouk's buddy. It's these performances, their energy and silliness (but not slapsticky) that sell this joyful movie, as there is little comprehensible dialogue to relate ideas or situations. The humor, as a pleasant surprise, leans more towards satire and not tastelessnes or slapstick. Kids will enjoy the colorfulness and lightness, but mature audiences should find it a fun and lighthearted romp. Recommended
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Damn, the only thing that's missing is the extras! March 29, 2002
One of the most orginal comedies is now coming to DVD and not a moment to soon. Everything from the discorvery of Mary Jane, to the 1st hand shake, to the invetion of music....everything is well placed and, if not laugh out loud funny, it will put a smile on your face.
Ringo Starr, Dennis Quiad, and Shelly Long all star as the outcasted cavemen who start off and start there own civilazition with members of another tribe.
One let down was the exclusion of a Dictionary. When in theaters, the moviegoers got a little dictinary to interptate the words because they are all made up(other that the Japaness guy who speaks is one thing that I wished they had included here.
Well, at lest we have a good long lost comedy on DVD and here's hopeing of a Speacial Ed. later on.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun November 3, 2006
Totally silly and hilarious movie. Starring some people you never thought would be in a movie together, such as Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid and Shelly Long. I saw this movie originally as a kid and could'nt wait for it to arrive on DVD. Now that it's here it's now a family favorite. There are some scenes not appropriate for children but those are light and few.
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