Ringo Starr gets silly on the lightest weekend of April 1981
A new weekend begins with anachronistic anarchy
Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford, Cork Hubbert, Mark King, Paco Morayta, Evan C. Kim, Ed Greenberg, Carl Lumbly, Jack Scalici, Erika Carlsson, Gigi Vorgan, Sara López Sierra, Esteban Valdez, Juan Ancona Figueroa, Juan Omar Ortiz, Anaís de Melo, John Matuszak, Barbara Bach, Avery Schreiber, Miguel Ángel Fuentes, Tere Álvarez, Ana De Sade, Gerardo Zepeda, Hector Moreno, Pamela Gual, Marco Antonio Arzate, Miguel Ángel García, Vicente Huezo, Nicolás Jasso, Raúl Martínez, Gerardo Albarrán, Humberto Olivares, Martha Irma Guiterrez, Maria Elena Novella, Sabina Riba, Xochitl del Rosario, Diana Walther, Michelle Wagner, Richard Moll, Rosa Rodriguez
cinematography by Alan Hume
music by Lalo Schifrin
screenplay by Rudy De Luca and Carl Gottlieb
produced by David Foster and Lawrence Turman
directed by Carl Gottlieb
1 hr 31 mins
Atouk is cast out of his tribe of cavemen and wanders, learning valuable skills that eventually allow him to return and conquer the tribe that cast him out.
Yes, Carl Gottlieb’s primary claim to fame at this point is that he was one of the screenwriters of Jaws.
This is also the guy who co-wrote The Jerk, though, and he appears in that film as a character named Iron Balls McGinty, and based on his larger resume, Jaws is an anomaly, an oddly serious movie from a deeply silly man. He spent most of the ‘70s building up enough goodwill in the industry to write and direct his own film, and the result was this absurd little thing starring a former Beatle, a former Bond girl, a former NFL player, and a bunch of stop-motion dinosaurs.
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