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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »

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Tuck
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Champ
Laurence Naismith ...
Professor Bromley
Freda Jackson ...
Tia Zorina
Gustavo Rojo ...
Carlos
Dennis Kilbane ...
Rowdy
Mario De Barros ...
Bean (as Mario de Barros also)
Curtis Arden ...
Lope
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Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public. Another film featuring the stop-action special effects talents of Ray Harryhausen. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Cowboys Battle Monsters in the Lost World of Forbidden Valley.


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25 July 1969 (West Germany)  »

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Gwangi  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gwangi is a native American word that means lizard. See more »

Goofs

The pterodactyl picks Lope up by his shoulders but when T.J. is cleaning his wounds there are several claw marks down his right side and none on his shoulders. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carlos: [yelling across a canyon] Miguel!
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Gypsy Flamenco
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Music by Roland Harker
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User Reviews

Good little movie....hidden gem.
29 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What's not to like here-James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Naismeth, the excellent Harryhausen Allosaurus F/X, the dino-elephant battle, the cowboys roping the dino scene, etc. Very nicely done. No great acting, of course, and nothing you haven't seen already in Kong or 100 other places, but its what they do with it here that makes it worth yer while.

Personally I always enjoy it when I see it; I think it's one of the better dino flix you can find pre-Jurassic Park.

*** outta ****, esp if you like Harryhousen's stuff.


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