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The Last Dinosaur (1977)

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Wealthy big game hunter (Boone), along with his group, gets trapped in pre-historic times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Masten Thrust Jr.
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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
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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>

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A Land Where Time was Forgotten !

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Release Date:

11 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Dinosaurier  »

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1.85 : 1
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This was originally scheduled for theatrical release in the United States. The release was cancelled and the film premiered, in edited form, as a TV-movie on U.S. network television. This edited version became the U.S. version used for television showings and video releases. See more »

Goofs

The Tyrannosaur was said to be twenty feet high, but when Joan Van Ark is seen running between its legs evasively, the dinosaur is clearly taller. See more »

Quotes

Thrust's girlfriend: What's this?
Thrust: It's a solid gold bullet.
Thrust's girlfriend: What am I supposed to do with this? I can't... I can't wear this!
Thrust: Well, if times get really tough, you can bite on it!
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Soundtracks

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


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