Caveman (1981)



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Movie Info

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr plays a prehistoric, social outcast who, along with other misfits, forms his own tribe and finds various comic adventures. This spoof is mostly without dialogue besides the expected neanthropic grunt.

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rudy De Luca, Carl Gottlieb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 4, 2002


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as Folg's Mate

as Folg's Daughter

as Folg's Younger Daugh...

as Folg's Son

as Folg's Younger Son

as Folg's Youngest Son

as Ock's Mate

as Grot's Mate

as Noota's Mate

as Abominable Snowman
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Critic Reviews for Caveman

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

It has a basic problem, which is that there is no popular original material for it to satirize.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

All of this is handled ingeniously enough to let the movie feel colorful and whole, though it could so easily have been nothing but farfetched.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Caveman will not be for all tastes, and even with the cleverness to be found herein, this isn't exactly what one could call a thinking person's farce.

Full Review… | February 25, 2015

Ringo Starr's screen career has always been something of a magical mystery tour, and following the offbeat likes of The Magic Christian, Son of Dracula and Lisztomania, the former Beatle continued his solo screen career by headlining this likable comedy.

Full Review… | February 20, 2015
Creative Loafing

Even your typical neanderthal will find this spoof beneath him.

Full Review… | December 26, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

[An] occasionally funny film.

Full Review… | September 10, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Caveman


Caveman, looks silly and sometimes presents a poor script. But this Carl Gottlieb's comedy is really funny together with his special effects and unforgettable scenes.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


This spoof of One Million Years B.C. with ex-Beatle Ringo Starr as the prehistoric hero is ridiculous and quite brainless fun because of the amount of sexual innuendo, it is definitely not recommended for kids. The delightfully ridiculous stop-motion animation dinosaurs led by David Allen are hilarious!

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


One of my guilty pleasures.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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