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Alan Roberts ...
Fred Engelberg ...
Mike Hacker
Wayne C. Treadway ...
Dumpy (as Wayne Treadway)
Lucita Blain ...
Chica (as Luci Blain)
Howard Dayton ...
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Jack Younger ...
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James Logan ...
T.J. O'Leary
Wilhelm Samuel ...
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Gregg Martell ...
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After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal man who proceeds to befriend a local orphan boy. The boy, Neanderthal and irritated dinosaur make for an interesting dramatic climax. Written by Chris Sales <csales@csun.edu>

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Dinosaur footage from this film was used on several episodes of It's About Time (1966), Sherwood Schwartz's CBS series that was a kind of Gilligan's Island (1964) about time-warped astronauts stranded in prehistoric times. See more »

Goofs

When the Neaderthal is scared by the woman wearing a face mask and jumps into a bush, he is wearing big white shorts under his loin cloth. See more »

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Bart Thompson: Well now we got a monster in here too. You better learn how to start knocking real quick, Hector.
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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33 (1961) See more »

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A minor gem
12 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was 10 when I saw DINOSAURUS in a theater. While the acting left much to be desired, and the film was obviously shot on a shoestring, the animated dinosaurs seemed pretty awesome for the time. Ray Harryhausen this ain't, but for a dinosaur-loving kid like myself, it definitely hit the spot. A caveman and two dinosaurs, one of them a T-Rex, are discovered and accidentally revived in 1960. In the end, it takes a modern mechanical marvel to subdue the rampaging T-Rex. The caveman befriends a little boy, whom I assume we tykes in the audience were meant to identify with. Good fun. Best seen on a big screen with booming sound, and today that's possible right at home with a large flat-screen digital TV and a 5.1 Dolby home theater setup.


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