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Jackson plays a homeless schizophrenic who finds a dead body outside his cave in Central Park and must pull his faltering mental faculties together enough to play Sherlock Holmes and solve the who-done-it. Plot points stretch well beyond the bounds of believability and venture into the territory of the ridiculous as the Caveman conveniently infiltrates every realm of society he wishes in order to follow up on his suspicions. Granted, he used to be a master pianist before his mental downfall, but come on. Director Lemmons's second feature film, the first being "Eve's Bayou." Based on the Edgar Award-winning 1994 novel by George Dawes Green.

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Available on Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Homeless, Sanity Check, New York, New York, Hallucinations/Illusions, Homicide, Cops, Shutterbugs
George Dawes Green
Samuel L. Jackson, Aunjanue Ellis, Colm Feore, Ann Magnuson, Rodney Eastman, Tamara Tunie, Anthony Michael Hall, Jay Rodan
Amelia Vincent
Kasi Lemmons
Terence Blanchard
Glen Gauthier, Terilyn Shropshire, Grant Van Der Slagt, Denise Cronenberg, Robin Standefer
Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Elie Samaha, Andrew Stevens, Franchise Pictures, Jersey Shore, Arroyo Films, Universal Focus

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The Caveman's Valentine
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This movie is really weird. I don't really like it. Romulus is a troglodyte in a New York City park, and is mentally ill. He's also a gifted composer and the father of a city cop. On Valentine's Day, a young man freezes in a tree near his cave. The police determine it's the accidental death of someone behaving bizarrely, but Romulus believes a friend of the dead youth who says that noted avant-garde photographer, David Leppenraub, murdered him. Romulus, urged on by hallucinations of his wife as a young woman, resolves to catch the killer and manages to be invited to Leppenraub's farm to play a new composition.