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The Last Dinosaur
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Release Date:
11 February 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Land Where Time was Forgotten !
Plot:
Wealthy big game hunter (Boone), along with his group, gets trapped in pre-historic times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Kind of Good movie See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Boone ... Masten Thrust Jr.

Joan Van Ark ... Francesca 'Frankie' Banks
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toru Kawai ... Tyrannosaurus
Katsumi Nimiamoto ... Triceratops (front half)

Directed by
Alexander Grasshoff  (as Alex Grasshoff)
Tsugunobu Kotani  (as Tom Kotani)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Overgard 

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Kazuyoshi Kasai .... associate producer
Benni Korzen .... associate producer
Kinshiro Ohkubo .... associate producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Noboru Tsuburaya .... producer: Tsuburaya Productions
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
 
Cinematography by
Shôji Ueda  (as Shoji Ueda)
 
Film Editing by
Minoru Kozono 
Yoshitami Kuroiwa 
Tatsuji Nakashizu 
 
Production Management
Minoru Kurita .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shohei Tôjô .... assistant director (as Shohei Tojyo)
 
Art Department
Kazuhiko Fujiwara .... art designer
 
Sound Department
Yuji Hiyoshi .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kazuo Ohashi .... production manager: special effects
Kazuo Sagawa .... special effects
Moriake Uematsu .... special effects specialist
Yoshiyuki Yoshimura .... assistant director: special effects
Tetsuzô Ôsawa .... art designer: special effects (as Tetsuzo Ohsawa)
 
Visual Effects by
Yasuo Kitazawa .... lighting: special effects
Michihisa Miyashige .... optical specialist: special effects
Minoru Nakano .... optical specialist: special effects
Sadao Sato .... cameraman: special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hisaaki Yoneyama .... lighting technician
 
Music Department
Kenjiro Hirose .... conductor (as Ken Hirose)
Kenjiro Hirose .... music arranger (as Ken Hirose)
 
Other crew
Kiyotaka Ugawa .... coordinator
 

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Runtime:
USA:95 min (TV version) | Japan:106 min (uncut version)
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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:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Kind of Good movie, 3 August 2005
Author: Teng Vang (acevang40us@yahoo.com) from Fresno, Callifornia (USA)

This movie is kind of good. It seem that they used the Tyrannosaurus Rex like a blown up balloon, just like Godzilla, just maybe back in those 60-70's days, scientist haven't got enough info. on all sorts of dinosaurs. Back in those time scientist still making dinosaur, so I guess this movie was base on a Tyrannosaurus Rex movements back in the 60-70's. There even a part where a giant rock, fired by someone at the Tyrannosaurus Rex, it damage the Tyrannosaurus Rex and it was knock out for a little while. At the end, the Tyrannosaurus Rex went back to search for food. There is something wrong in the movie as well, like a rifle, how can one rifle kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex, when it could be 1,000-5,000 stronger than we are. If this film going to make a remake, I suggest make it more good and excited, because watching a old movie seems like to have a remake of it, if lucky.

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