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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:
Stumbles around on Steggy feet... 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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USA:95 min (TV version) | Japan:106 min (uncut version)
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Trivia:
The T-Rex Costume was also used in "Kyôryû sensô Aizenbôgu" (1977) for Lord Tyrannus.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Francesca and Hazel are at the river and are attacked by the tyrannosaurus, Francesca's hair is wet, but when she looks up at the dinosaur, her hair is considerably dryer.See more »
Quotes:
Wade:You told me! You swore to all of us that we were not going to harm the dinosaur! We were only supposed to take film and study it!
Thrust:You ding-dong!
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Soundtrack:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Stumbles around on Steggy feet..., 2 December 2000
Author: gazzo-2 from United States

Well, I haven't seen this since it was originally aired in '77...so my comments are based on something I saw 23 years ago. But I remember, and my brothers remember, it was pretty good. And the rock-bouncing-off-T-Rex's-head thing that is mentioned-that was Cool! We liked that! Ditto the being drug down the hill by the boulder scene. This was fast paced, tongue in cheek, exciting-we enjoyed it.

What can I say? Maybe its terrible, maybe it's bad Godzilla/Gammera level-I donno. But at the time, we had a blast.

So-a 1977 rec. here....

**1/2 outta ****

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