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Thumbnail for Quest for Fire (1981) Quest for Fire (1981)

Basics Critics:61Rusty:76
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: Science FictionSub-Category: Adventure Film, Fantasy, Science Fiction, DramaRuntime: 96 - 105 minutesColor: colorCountry: France, Canada, United StatesFilming location: IcelandDirector: Jean-Jacques AnnaudScreenwriter: Gérard Brach, J.-H. Rosny aînéBased on: The Quest for FireMusic: Philippe SardeCinematography: Claude AgostiniStars: Ron Perlman, Rae Dawn Chong, Everett McGill, Terry Fitt, Gary Schwartz, Matt Birman, Robert Lavoie, Christian Benard, Michelle Leduc Producer: Véra Belmont, Denis HérouxAwards won: Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Saturn Award for Best International Film
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Quest for Fire is a 1981 film adaptation of the 1911 Belgian novel by J.-H. Rosny. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and adapted by Gérard Brach, the film stars Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nameer El-Kadi, and Rae Dawn Chong. It won the Academy Award for Makeup. Michael D. Moore was the associate producer in charge of action and animal scenes. It is set in Paleolithic Europe, 80,000 years ago, its plot surrounding the struggle for control of fire by early humans. The movie was filmed on location in Iceland, Cairngorms National Park in Scotland and Tsavo National Park and Lake Magadi in Africa. The opening sequence was filmed at Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island, BC.

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