• The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

The Caveman's Valentine

Release Date: March 2nd, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2001

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Romulus (Samuel L. Jackson) is a homeless man who dwells in a cave in one of New York City's parks, but was once a promising composer. When a boy is discovered dead on Valentine's Day, everyone assumes he froze to death, but Romulus believes he was murdered by noted photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). He struggles to convince everyone, including his police officer daughter -- but, inspired by hallucinations of his late wife, he eventually gets his chance to crack the case himself.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore, Ann Magnuson, Aunjanue Ellis, Rodney Eastman, Tamara Tunie, Jay Rodan, Anthony Michael Hall

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Jersey Shore, Franchise Pictures, Arroyo Pictures, Homeless Film Productions

Distributors: MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal Focus

Keywords: Moving , Underdog , Gripping , Mystery , Suspenseful , Transformation , 2000s , Daughter , New York City , Murder , Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    To watch Samuel L. Jackson in the role is to realize again what a gifted actor he is, how skilled at finding the right way to play a character who, in other hands, might be unplayable. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Holds less water as a mystery because its plot holes - and choppy pacing - make it seem as disconnected from reality as its hero. But Jackson is so frighteningly effective, and affecting, as Romulus that you're sucked in anyway.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    So suggestively atmospheric is Amelia Vincent's cinematography and Robin Standefer's art direction that mood -- and of course Jackson's performance -- sustains the movie.

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