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Quest for Fire|Everett Mcgill
Quest for Fire
Everett Mcgill and Rae Dawn Chong
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Overview

During the Ice Age, the fire used by a clan of cavemen is extinguished during a battle. Subsequently, three members leave in search of new embers to renew their flame. This journey proves to be more event-filled than expected, however; for example, they rescue a young cavewoman from cannibalistic savages and she leads them to her tribe, where the trio learns the secrets of fire -- and love.

Awards:
1982 - Academy Awards - Best Makeup - Winner

Main Cast & Crew:
Jean-Jacques Annaud - Director
Everett McGill
Rae Dawn Chong
Ron Perlman
Nameer El-Kadi
Gary Schwartz
Joy Boushel

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (New Box Art)
  • Run Time: 102
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543068464
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2003

Synopsis:
A prehistoric odyssey set at the dawn of mankind, when the first proto-humans let their fire go out and are forced to search for more across an untamed world. Well researched and realistic. Academy Award Nominations: Best Make-Up.

Notes:
The special language spoken by the actors was created by the technical advisor, Anthony Burgess. Filmed in Kenya, Scotland, Iceland, and Canada. Copyright 1982 20th Century Fox.

Reviews:
"...QUEST FOR FIRE is more than just a hugely entertaining science lesson, although it certainly is that. It's also a touching, funny and suspenseful drama..." - 02/12/1982 New York Times, p.C4


4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t delves into the filth of our forefather's existence, revealing the cruelty of their struggle to survive. There's also a heart-rending love story, humour, and the titular action-packed quest..." - 10/01/2006 Total Film, p.115


"The film is so well crafted and has such a relentless narrative drive that it quickly becomes absorbing." - 10/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.91