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Quest for Fire turns 30

Quest for Fire
Quest for Fire
Starring: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman and Nicholas Kadi

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Ron Perlman and Nameer El-Kadi tell Off-Ramp’s John Rabe about their first movie: 1981's "Quest for Fire," a landmark film about human life on Earth 80,000 years ago. Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Quest for Fire" is an actor's film. Ron Perlman and Nameer El-Kadi say their first movie was also the hardest movie shoot they've ever been on. The locations - Kenya, Scotland, Canada - were brutal, makeup consumed hours every day, filming took a year, and acting without dialogue took everything they had. But in this exclusive Off-Ramp interview, Perlman and El-Kadi say Quest for Fire, now thirty years old, was also one of the most rewarding films they've made ... and it's the one their colleagues always ask about.


Ron Perlman is an American television, film and voice over actor who played the character Amoukar in 1981’s Quest for Fire

Nameer El-Kadi is a Turkish-born Iraqi American actor who played the character Gaw in 1981’s Quest for Fire