5.8/10
536
29 user 22 critic

The Last Dinosaur (1977)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 11 February 1977 (USA)
Wealthy big game hunter (Boone), along with his group, gets trapped in pre-historic times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur.

Directors:

(as Alex Grasshoff), (as Tom Kotani)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A battle for survival as hikers encounter a chemically imbalanced forest.

Director: William Girdler
Stars: Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George
Them! (1954)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Director: Eugène Lourié
Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway
Godzilla 1985 (1984)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.

Directors: Koji Hashimoto, R.J. Kizer
Stars: Raymond Burr, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi
Alligator (1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo
Gorgo (1961)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié
Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter
Grizzly (1976)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A fifteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a park ranger to save the day.

Director: William Girdler
Stars: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.

Director: Takao Okawara
Stars: Takurô Tatsumi, Yôko Ishino, Yasufumi Hayashi
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker
The Blob (1958)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Directors: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr.
Stars: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Masten Thrust Jr.
...
Steven Keats ...
Chuck Wade
Luther Rackley ...
Bunta
Masumi Sekiya ...
Hazel
William Ross ...
Hal - Mother 1 Chief Technician
Carl Hansen ...
Barney
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Dr. Kawamoto
Nancy Magsig ...
Thrust's Girl on Plane
Don Maloney ...
Mother 1 Captain
Vanessa Cristina ...
Reporter
James Dale
Hyôe Enoki
Shunsuke Kariya ...
Caveman Leader
Gary Gundersen
Edit

Storyline

Science has announced the discovery of a lost land hidden inside the warm pocket of a dormant volcano under the polar ice cap. Masten Thrust, a billionaire oil tycoon and big-game hunter, is recruited to lead a team there to study the last living dinosaurs. Upon arriving, Thrust and his team find that the hidden world is populated with both dinosaurs and prehistoric humans. While the humans give the explorers a fair bit of trouble, the real danger is the hungry tyrannosaur intent on making lunch out of the Great White Hunter and his crew. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Land Where Time was Forgotten !

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

11 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Dinosaurier  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The T-Rex Costume was also used in Kyôryû sensô Aizenbôgu (1977) for Lord Tyrannus. See more »

Goofs

Watch closely during the pre-opening airplane sequence between Maston Thrust and his current girlfriend. During the exchange, Richard Boone clearly reaches both hands forward to grope the breasts of the actress and scores "Two Doubles" (reaching "second base" twice) right before the editor is forced to cut to another shot in hopes that he can get this scene past Standards and Practices. The audacity by Richard Boone is amazing given that this was intended to be a kids popcorn movie. See more »

Quotes

Francesca: I can take giant turtles and dinosaurs, but leeches... yuck!
See more »


Soundtracks

The Last Dinosaur
Sung by Nancy Wilson
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Arranged and Conducted by Bernard Hoffer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worst dinosaur movie I've ever seen. Recommended
3 December 2003 | by (KCMO) – See all my reviews

Stupidly beautiful. This movie epitomizes the 'so bad it's good' genre of films.

The only two talents in it are Richard Boone and Joan van Ark, and only Boone is any good. It's kind of sad that the man who rose to fame as Paladin should wind up in this ugly pile of celluloid. While he turns in a fantastic performance, I couldn't help but feel that he so outclassed all his fellow actors in this piece that he shouldn't even have been there.

The effects in this film are laughable, but fun. The idea of a dinosaur being buried in the wall of a cave and suddenly coming to life is B-movie gold. When the 'triceratops' gets killed, watch how it falls. It's clear that the stunt performer in the FRONT of the costume knows the timing best. He falls to the ground, well before the back half of the dinosaur follows suit.

Speaking of 'suits', there is nothing good to say about the purple tyrannosaur, in this flick. It seems to have some kind of stealth technology, since Bunta (reputed to be the best tracker in the world) twice fails to notice it until it's within biting range of him. I don't know how all the prints are, but in the version I own, the Tyranno's roar contains Godzilla's trademark bellow.

This is loads of fun, to watch, if you like bad movies. I love them, and especially bad monster movies, so I consider this the gem of my collection. If bad movies are your thing, definitely get this one.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst dinosaur movie of all time knsevy
Great bad movie salobba
Good for what it was....Had to be a kid... johnrlidaho
caveman jackson destroall
Ending? MattSconz
Great drinking game movie teddles-1
Discuss The Last Dinosaur (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?