Quest For Fire

Quest For Fire

DVD - 2003 | Widescreen ed.
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Three early-humans travel the savannah, encountering sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths, and cannibalistic tribes as they search for a flame to replace the fire that their tribe has lost.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2003]
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Copyright Date: ©2003
Branch Call Number: DVD QUE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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patch666
Sep 23, 2017

Great movie !!!!

I saw this film in a movie theater in 1982 with my high school girlfriend. It was a big deal at the time because it was a major studio release absent any dialogue other than the occasional gibberish grunted by actors portraying early humans. We enjoyed it. It is a tale of technology transfer among prehistoric humans, but it is also a love story. Seeing it again the other night, I have to say QUEST FOR FIRE holds up after 35 years. Maybe not the anthropological accuracy, but the tidiness of its narrative arc. At a little over an hour and a half, it is just the right length for an adventure story.

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miaone
Jun 21, 2017

Pathetic, empty, anthropologically questionable, boring, one of the worst films I ever saw.

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redrangerbrese
Jul 18, 2016

real cavepeople is true story much million year bc cavepeople like The Clan of the Cave Bear daryl hannah and Rae Dawn Chong

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lukasevansherman
Oct 14, 2015

One of the major prehistoric movies from the early 80s. The other, "Clan of the Cave Bear," cast Darryl Hannah as its very blonde protagonist. "Quest for Fire" is maybe a little more legit, with an invented language (there is dialogue, btw) by author Anthony Burgess ("A Clockwork Orange"). Everett McGill, who would later be on "Twin Peaks," Ron Perlman, whose simian looks are perfect for the role, and Rae Dawn Chong are the leads. It can be a little hard to take seriously at times, but the make-up is realistic and the settings are gorgeous (it was filmed in Kenya, Scotland, and Canada). Also, if you're look for hot caveperson on caveperson action, this is your movie. The woolly mammoths are a bit disappointing though. Oh, and Orson Welles (see KEVIN DOWD'S comment) is not in this. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, who also did "In the Name of the Rose" and "Seven Years in Tibet."

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jean2000
Nov 14, 2012

The early days, I enjoyed the movie

KEVIN DOWD Mar 14, 2012

this is a great movie.. I saw it in the theater when it came out...

I never saw it on TV of course so I had to put a hold on it to see it again!

Classic! and Orson Wells looked great! I thought he was dead!?

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fayefaline
Feb 08, 2012

Neat movie - funny in parts, hard to watch in parts, sweet in parts. Definitely a worth while film with an interesting perspective on our primates.

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melbl8tr
Oct 14, 2010

A prehistoric quest told without dialogue. A truly beautiful film.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 21, 2010

This movie was so strange...

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 21, 2010

Violence: Fight scenes

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 21, 2010

Sexual Content: Some pretty graphic scenes

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 21, 2010

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