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Dinosaurus! (1960)

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 ... See full summary »

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Ward Ramsey ...
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Kristina Hanson ...
Alan Roberts ...
Fred Engelberg ...
Mike Hacker
Wayne C. Treadway ...
Dumpy (as Wayne Treadway)
Lucita Blain ...
Chica (as Luci Blain)
Howard Dayton ...
Mousey
Jack Younger ...
Jasper
James Logan ...
T.J. O'Leary
Wilhelm Samuel ...
Townsman
Gregg Martell ...
The Neanderthal
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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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Today's most astounding adventure...that started a million years ago! See more »

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10 August 1960 (USA)  »

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Dinosaurio  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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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Featured in Svengoolie: Dinosaurus! (2011) See more »

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My First Movie
18 July 2003 | by (Seattle, Wa.) – See all my reviews

I have an emotional attachment to this movie, as it was the first movie I ever went to a theater to see. As a six year old living in Fairbanks, Alaska, I begged my mother to take me to see this move about my childhood passion, dinosaurs. Thirty years later, I stumbled across a copy of this film at a video store and purchased it. I was surprised to find that, despite the rather unrealistic dinosaur animation, the movie holds up pretty well. Although much criticism has been directed against the leads in this film, Wayne Treadway as Dumpy ("Dinosaurus!"), Jack Younger as Jasper (Jasper: "Well, we're looking for a caveman, right? So, I think we ought to look in a cave!" Hacker: "Very good, Jasper, I had no idea you were an anthropologist." Jasper: "Not a very good one, boss. I haven't been to church in years.") and Gregg Martell as the Neanderthal Man turn in excellent performances in supporting roles. Martell, especially, combines comedy and pathos in his portrayal of a man caught out of his time but still very much a human being. The scene where Julio (Alan Roberts) rides the back of his pet brontosaurus thrilled me and the final battle between the T-Rex and the steam shovel gave me nightmares for years. How many good movies can you say that about?


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