The Missing Link (1988)

Genres - Adventure  |   Release Date - Nov 4, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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It is very likely that hard-core Creationists will not be politely inclined towards The Missing Link. This unique, thoroughly credible "historical drama" stars David Hughes (husband of director Carol Hughes) as an ancient man-ape, living in what would later be called Africa. After his people are killed off by the more highly evolved humans, Hughes sets out on a grueling trek across the African plain. En route, he encounters numerous examples of species that have long since become extinct (is there a subliminal pro-eco message lurking about here?) Star Hughes' "missing link" makeup is convincingly rendered by Oscar-winner Rick Baker.

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animal, apeman, journey, prehistoric, survivor, wilderness