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Prehistoric comedy stars Tom Arnold, Gary Busey, David Carradine, Ali Larter, Adam Rifkin, and Ron Jeremy.
Adam Rifkin wrote, directed and starred in this sporadically funny National Lampoon comedy built on a sole, sustained joke. The story is set in the prehistoric era, but the caveman characters speak in our modern language about matters of sex, drug use, relationships, and much else. The most progressive of these distant ancestors is Ishbo (Rifkin), a bespectacled intellectual unappreciated for his inventions ("Look! I just created pants!"), despised by his macho father, the tribal chief (David Carradine), and upstaged by his rugged brother (Hayes MacArthur), who is engaged to the girl (Ali Larter) Ishbo loves. Rifkin squeezes in some successful sight gags (at a peak of sexual starvation, Ishbo does the customary caveman thing by clubbing a girl over the head, but he sends her off a cliff in the process). A turn in the story sending a frustrated Ishbo on a solitary stroll, and into the hands of a warrior-lesbian tribe, takes an unexpected twist leading to an even more unexpected ending. The film is a blend of slapstick, drug humor, bawdy stuff (lots of nudity) and general time-frittering nonsense, but one can do a lot worse when it comes to potboiler comedies. --Tom Keogh
The Paramount release of Homo erectus (Stoned age) is odd in that Paramount usually releases unambiguous versions. So, why is this release confusing?
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Save your hard earned money and look at something else to buy and you might not be so disapointed. noPublished on August 3, 2013 by Gerald
I had just watched Meet the Spartans, which came out around the same time as this one. What a difference between the two. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Jesse Nelson
Not what I was expecting , kind of old and new stuff put in together , it did have funny stuff in it ., I did receive it ahead of the time it said it would get to me .Published on April 4, 2013 by Big-Red
This movie has a lot of very funny moments and had a ton of potential. It almost feels like they rushed to finish the last third and didn't develop the humor there. Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by George
Hands down the worst movie I've ever seen in my life. I sat through the whole thing thinking that maybe, just maybe, there would be some redeeming quality about it. Read morePublished on August 1, 2011 by John Grimm
ok ive never watched this movie all the way thru, but the 10 mins with the amazon tribe make this the greatest caveman movie ever, dont need to buy it tho, its on megavideo just... Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by Gator - The Backlog Slayer