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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:
A Great Adventure. 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: The model of the polar-borer capsule has exhaust ports on the rear, but the full-sized version does not.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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Great Adventure., 8 September 2008
Author: jerekra from United States

The Last Dinosaur is a film that is meant to be fun and exciting. It succeeds at doing both.

Maston is a big game hunter who hunts big game(go figure). Owning a company he is planning on going on an expedition with a group of people including a photographer named frankie, a Japanese scientist, a guy who works for his company named Chuck, and an African guy who has aided him on many safari's named Bun Ta. The point is to study what is believed to be Tyrannosaurus Rex, dinosaur that killed the last expedition to the area. They will be getting to this prehistoric area taking a drilling vehicle that travels underwater called the Polar Borer. After getting to the area they soon find the Tyrannosaurus, which Maston tries to shoot but his gun gets jammed. Chuck immediately senses that Maston wanted to hunt the dinosaur all along to add it to his collection of "Stuffed Animals". WHile they were away, Tyrannosaurus invades their camp and takes the Polar Borer away from their camp. Upon returning the group realizes that they may be in the area longer than they expected and Maston states that he will kill the Tyrannosaurus.

THe story is great for a science fiction film. Drilling to a prehistoric area is something that seems could really happen. The scenery is beautiful and it looks like a place where dinosaurs could still reside.

Also I liked the characters in this film. Maston is the typical big time hunter who wants to get anything that could be a trophy kill. Also great was Bun Ta, played by Luther Rackley formerly of the NBA, who really looks and acts like an African tracker. Jackie is the typical female who causes problems for the group and seems to not belong in the wilderness. Chuck is the former employee of Maston who has his view of his boss change when he is in the wild with him.

The Tyrannosaurus in this film is one of the best in a film. It stands a little too up-right like Godzilla does and it drags its tail, so it is a guy in a suit. But the suit looks good, especially the head and the tail, and the Tyrannosaurus looks good and very scary. I have seen plenty of other films where dinosaur suits look way worse. Tyrannosaurus in this film sometimes emits a roar sounding like Godzilla's and other times roars like King Kong from "King Kong Escapes" and "King Kong vs Godzilla". SO a great Tyrannosaurus.

There is plenty of action in The Last Dinosaur. Of particular note is a great fight between Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. Also a great scene where Bun Ta tries to spear the Tyrannosaurus. There are other great parts that I wont give away. You have to see for yourself.

I recommend this film to everyone. Watch it and you will not be disappointed.

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