- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 17, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- DTS Surround 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- Biographies: Cast & Crew
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Tamara Tunie &
Samuel L. Jackson
Anthony Michael Hall,
Peter MacNeill &
Terilyn A. Shropshire
George Dawes Green
Elie Samaha &
Director of Photography:
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 03/01/2001
"...A deft use of black-and-white fantasy sequences....The mystery plot is also quite ingenious....Smoothly plotted and emotionally haunting..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/16/2001
"...The filmmaker's preference for expressive, fluid, nocturnal, operatically 'feminine' imagery is emerging as her artistic signature....There is a pleasure in giving oneself up to the gutsy swirls of the film's imagery..."
Premiere - 04/01/2001
"...[Jackson gives a] moving performance....You're swept up, engulfed in Romulus's singular world..."
New York Times - 03/02/2001
"...Mr. Jackson does a superb job of conveying Romulus's fear....Ms. Lemmons does a thoughtful and potent job....[The film] is intriguing..."
Rolling Stone - 03/29/2001
"...Jackson keeps you riveted..."
Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson) is a schizophrenic homeless man who lives in a cave in a New York City park and believes that his nemesis is trying to control the world by projecting mind-control beams from the Chrysler Building. Romulus is also a Juilliard-trained pianist who retreated into a world of fantasy and paranoia when the stress of his professional and family lives became too much. When Romulus finds a young homeless man frozen to death outside his cave, the police write it off as an accident but Romulus investigates and discovers evidence of murder. While trying to reconcile with his policewoman daughter, Romulus sneakily investigates a trendy artist and his models for evidence of murder, blackmail, and more. Based on the novel by George Dawes Green, THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE is a unique trip into the disturbed but still highly intelligent mind of a character only Samuel L. Jackson could pull off. Director Kasi Lemmons, who previously directed Jackson in EVE'S BAYOU, takes us inside Romulus's mind using spectacular and jarring special effects, yet never letting the viewer forget the simple, human drama at the heart of the film. Offbeat and unique, THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE is a truly independent creation.
Murder Investigations |
New York City |
- Theatrical Release: March 2, 2001 (NY/LA)