Caveman’s Valentine

2001

Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Writer: George Dawes Green
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Aunjanue Ellis, Anthony Michael Hall, Damir Andrei, Ann Magnuson, Colm Feore

Synopsis:
Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson) is a misunderstood musician turned troglodyte hiding from personal demons in a New York City cave.

When Romulus finds the frozen body of a young drifter in a tree, the authorities – including his police officer daughter Lulu (Aunjanue Ellis) – claim the death is accidental. Romulus is convinced the man was murdered by prominent art photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). But how can Romulus prove he’s right when everyone thinks he’s insane?

Determined to discover the truth, Romulus manages to get an invitation through a former friend to perform one of his compositions at Leppenraub’s farm. What unfolds thereafter is a twisted tale of mystery, deception and a man’s struggle against his own mind.

Quotes:
Romulus Ledbetter: “I’m not homeless…I live in a cave.”