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Rotten Tomatoes : 83%

Quest for Fire

Nominated For/Won Awards   1981   3.3★ 100 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT: 83%     until 01-Jan-2025


Unknown Winner: Best Makeup in 1983
Unknown Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film in 1983

Critics Consensus

Its characters can't do much more than grunt, but that doesn't keep Quest for Fire from offering a deeply resonant -- and surprisingly funny -- look at the beginning of the human race.


A tribe of Cro-Magnons is attacked and loses its precious fire (a blaze that is always kept burning). To ensure the band's survival, Naoh (Everett McGill) goes in search of more fire, accompanied by Amoukar (Ron Perlman) and Gaw (Nameer El-Kadi). Along the way, they meet Ika (Rae Dawn Chong), a young woman who's rescued from slavery because she actually knows how to "make" fire. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.

Directed By

Jean-Jacques Annaud
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