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The Missing Link (French: Le Chaînon manquant), known in America as B.C. Rock, is a 1980 French–Belgian animated film written and directed by Picha.

Set in the year 196,303 BC, it follows the life and escapades of the caveman Oh. Rejected by his own kind, he travels the world with his two companions — Igua the sauropod and the Croak the pterodactyl. Determined to find his place in life, Oh meets strange new friends and enemies, and learns and develops the skills needed to survive this harsh world. The film is set to a rock soundtrack.

Not to be confused with The Missing Lynx or the former pro wrestler known as the Missing Link, nor with the 2019 animated film Missing Link.


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  • All Cavemen Were Neanderthals: Somewhat justified, as the film shows the transition between Neanderthal and Homo sapiens.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: Not only are there dinosaurs and humans in the same time period, but they don't even look like real dinosaurs. Hell, some of them don't even look like they are from Earth.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Man develops into a more civilized society, at the cost of wiping out various other species in the process. Also, Oh spends the remainder of his days on Easter Island with Igua and Croak.
  • Ass Shove: Oh does this with a cork to a dragon.
    "He stuck a cork up my ass!"

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