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The Last Dinosaur
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Release Date:
11 February 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
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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:
Crew or equipment visible: A crew member pushing the boulder at the T. rex can very briefly be glimpsed as the boulder begins to move.See more »
Quotes:
Francesca:I can take giant turtles and dinosaurs, but leeches... yuck!See more »
Soundtrack:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
classic 70s, 20 August 2007
Author: gharf-1 from United States

i was 9 when i first saw this on TV. on a Friday night. i remember the full page ad in the TV guide with the picture of the Rex. amazing how some things stick in your mind after 30 years. Anyway if your a kid who likes monster movies this one is entertaining enough especially with boone and Keats raging at each other. Special effects are no harryhausen but its worth the hour and a half if you find it somewhere on late night TV. Haven't seen it in a few years for some reason these classics fade from cable TV. If you do catch it on late night don't be too critical just grab some snacks and enjoy it. it might be cheesy but i thought it was a lot better than the kong remake that came out in the theaters a year before.

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