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Dinosaurus! (1960)

Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 10 August 1960 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
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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Comedy | Fantasy

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10 August 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurio  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During special-effects work on this picture, the stop-motion animation crew used their brontosaurus model and miniature jungle set to film a shot for an episode of TV's The Twilight Zone (1959), "The Odyssey of Flight 33." See more »

Goofs

When the caveman hears the ham radio screech and starts to swing his ax at it, there is no drill on the table left of the radio. When the ax actually hits the radio, the drill magically appears. See more »

Quotes

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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Jurassic Park, It Ain't!
3 March 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Now, that doesn't necessarily mean this is a bad film....quite the contrary, in my humble opinion. Sure, the story has some huge holes, but don't you watch a film to be entertained and just to let yourself relax without the need to think every minute? This film is definitely right up your alley, if you enjoy dinosaurs and stop-motion animation.

Basically, this is the story of a construction crew that finds the bodies of a T-Rex, Brontosaurus and caveman frozen in the waters off a tropical island. With the help of lightning, the beasties and the caveman are brought back among the living and the remainder of the story is all the action that takes place when you place three pre-historics out of their element. Good clean fun, some decent stop-animation effects and a great way to spend an afternoon.


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