Quest for Fire Poster

Release Date: February 12th, 1981

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
In the prehistoric world, a Cro-Magnon tribe depends on an ever-burning source of fire, which eventually extinguishes. Lacking the knowledge to start a new fire, the tribe sends three warriors (Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nameer El-Kadi) on a quest for more. With the tribe's future at stake, the warriors make their way across a treacherous landscape full of hostile tribes and monstrous beasts. On their journey, they encounter Ika (Rae Dawn Chong), a woman who has the knowledge they seek.

Cast: Everett McGill, Rae Dawn Chong, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Gary Schwartz, Joy Boushel

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Genres: Drama

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Survival, Intense, Gritty, Rivalry, Dark, Quest, Rescue


Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Makeup
Winner Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)