Year One

Synopsis: Zed, a prehistoric would-be hunter, eats from a tree of forbidden fruit and is banished from his tribe, accompanied by Oh, a shy gatherer. On their travels, they meet Cain and Abel on a fateful day, stop Abraham from killing Isaac, become slaves, and reach the city of Sodom where their tribe is now enslaved. Zed and Oh are determined to rescue the women they love, Maya and Eema. Standing in their way is Sodom's high priest and the omnipresent Cain. Zed tries to form an alliance with Princess Innana, which may backfire. Can an inept hunter and a smart but slender and diffident gatherer become heroes and make a difference?
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Director(s): Harold Ramis
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

with my raucous lovemaking.

I'd get an earful in the morning.

She only likes hunters.

She doesn't like gatherers.

She's a gatherer herself is the irony.

She's a self-loathing gatherer.

- That's pretty suggestive.

- I wouldn't read too much into that.

Okay, now she's just asking

for some splinters.

Hey, hey... Squanto.

Give me a break, would you?

You got the whole forest.

Why does everybody always have

to take a crap right behind my hut?

I could be wrong, I think what it is

is that all the poop in the area...

...fertilizes the ground and it gives

the leaves a softer feel for wiping.

It's not that nobody respects you.

I haven't heard that from everyone.

I've had it. Let's go.

Where are we going?

We're not supposed to go this far.

I'm sick of the whole village

treating me like a joke.

- You know what I'm gonna do?

- Change villages.

No. I'm gonna change my head.

I don't think that's possible.

Your head is attached to your body.

Not the whole head.

I mean, my mind.


Don't tell me you're thinking

about eating forbidden fruit.

That's exactly what I'm thinking.

Zed, that's the tree of the knowledge

of good and evil.

You don't eat from that one.

It's forbidden.

But why is it forbidden?

What is it they don't want us

to have?

It's not the fruit. It's about the rule.

It's about doing what you're told.

We've been doing what we were told

our entire lives.

- How's that worked out?

- I like doing what I'm told.

It gives my day

some much-needed structure. Wait.

Zed. Stop.

It's just a piece of fruit.

Eating a fruit

is not gonna change your life.

What if it's magic fruit?

What if this makes me the smartest

man the village has ever known?

That's a pretty low bar.

Then all the hunters

would have to bow down to me.

Maya would lay with me like that.

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Harold Ramis

Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian. His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films. As a writer-director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV, on which he also performed, and he was one of three screenwriters of the film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). more…

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