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

Did you see it? I think I got it.

That little piggy was fast.

Hey, everybody, this is all of our kill.

We all take credit.

- I got a side ache.

- You hit Enmebaragesi.

I'm pretty sure he had that

when he left the village.

That's not my spear.

My spear has feathers...

Okay, that one's got a feather.

Okay, that is my spear.

I'm sorry, man.

Great. Two spears.

Twice the killing power.

Thanks a lot.

Next time don't block my shot.

What? I didn't say...

Come on, not my fault.

Who stands in front of a boar

on a hunt?

Hey, there you are.

I don't think you wanna be gathered.

You wanna be eaten.

Hi, Marlak.

Well, there won't be any berries

in the fruit salad now, so we all lose.

Hey, Oh. How's it going?

Hunters think they're so cool.

You know, they...

They don't think this is challenging?

Gathering? It's extremely challenging.

You have to find all the fruit with

the least amount of bird shit on it...

...and put it in the basket.

Are they picking on you?

If they're picking on you,

I will straighten them out.

- All right. Yeah, would you?

- You're right.

Let it slide this time.

Next time, though, they will feel the tip

of my short spear.

- What happened to your spear?

- I modified it. Made it a snub nose.

It's lighter. It's a better killing tool.


Oh, there's Maya.

I'm gonna go talk to her.

I'll be right back.

Unless something goes horribly right.

- Hello, Maya.

- Hey, Zed.

What do I gotta do

to make you my woman?

Look, you're a special guy.

You've got a lot of personality.

When my parents

were killed by that pack of wild dogs... really helped me

see the funny side.

"No, no! He's got my ankle!"

"Get off." That's your mom.

So, yeah, you make me laugh,

but that's not enough.

I'm an old-fashioned kind of girl.

I need a man who can protect me

and take care of me.

What do you mean?

Like Marlak?

Well, I mean, he is the best hunter

in the village.

- Debatable.

- People voted.

Maybe I'm not the greatest hunter.

- Or gatherer.

- Yes. Or gatherer.

Zed, those are the only two jobs

that we have here.

I can take care of you.

Does it look like I'm starving?

Come on.

Tell me you can say no to this.

Give it a second. Let it work on you.

Oh, yeah.

Absolutely can say no to that.

Maya. Can I see you later?

I think I have to wash my hair.

You washed your hair last year.

Tonight, we feast.

Maya. For you.

Thanks, Marlak.

Another severed boar's head.

- It's a different color.

- Yeah, this one is...

- Left the tongue in.

- Yeah, this is really nice, Marlak.

Look at Marlak flirting with Maya.

He doesn't know her at all.

Head's not even the best part

of the boar.

It's the back fat, stupid.

Muscleheaded idiot.

Hi, Eema. Hi, Eema. Hi, Eema.

Yeah. She doesn't even know I exist.

There's like 60 people

in the village. I mean... have to go out of your way

to not know that somebody exists.

I just wanna lay with her so badly.

I don't see it. She's cute,

but I don't think I'd lay with her.

She's your sister. I mean,

that'd be like laying with your mother.

Which was a big mistake.

I see that now.

You think it's not gonna be awkward

in the morning, but... Trust me, wow.

Listen, you wanna impress Eema?

Do the fertility dance with her...

Listen, you wanna impress Eema?

Do the fertility dance with her... the feast tonight

then drag her back to your hut.

My hut's a mess right now,

and what if she struggles?

You give her a little tap on the head.

Women respond to that.

I still live with my parents.

I don't wanna keep them up all night

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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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