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In theaters Apr 13, 1984
PG, 1 hr. 41 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: We first see Asian cave dweller John Lone as he wanders around what seems to be his natural habitat of some 10,000 years ago. Soon we learn that Lone is in a controlled environment in a scientific lab
Director: Fred Schepisi
Rated: PG
Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Theater Release: Apr 13, 1984
DVD Release: Dec 28, 2004


John Lone

Timothy Hutton

Dr. Stanley Shephard
Lindsay Crouse

Dr. Diane Brady
Josef Sommer

Philip Akin

Dr. Vermeil
James Tolkan



Critic Reviews

  • Although it can't have been easy, director Law Wing-cheong manages to defuse Yen's charismatic skill as a martial artist. More...
  • Can be enjoyed as both an adventure yarn and as a peep into our evolutionary past. More...

User Reviews

  • What a completely wasted opportunity for a thought-provoking discussion about human nature, aiming instead at the most obvious with a dull development...
  • An excellent and moving drama, criminally underrated.
  • Some explorers find a man that has been frozen inside ice for thousands of years. This man (John Lone) is believed to be a Neanderthal and a hunter...
  • A largely forgotten environmental drama which tries to be exciting, funny and moving but fails on all counts. A decent cast is given very little to...