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Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)

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A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Appleseth ...
Cindy
Harvey Shain ...
Harvey Baylor
Derna Wylde ...
Derna Lee
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Mike (as Michael Thayer)
Chuck Pennington ...
Chuck
Charlotte Speer ...
Charlotte
Louie Lawless ...
Capt. Lee Norsythe
Pamela Bottaro ...
Nyla
James Whitworth ...
Jim
Michael Lee ...
Charlotte's son
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Storyline

A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers at that. The crew hopes to be found and rescued, but they have to struggle to survive until then. Written by Fredrik Ramsberg <d91frera@und.ida.liu.se>

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27 August 1979 (Sweden)  »

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Planet of the Dinosaurs  »

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Trivia

One of the dinosaurs that Captain Lee encounters near the end of the film when he is trying to get the T-Rex's attention is based on the Rhedosaurus, the fictional dinosaur from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953). Ray Harryhausen visited the studio during production and gave his consent for the creature's cameo appearance. See more »

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Several buildings can be seen in the background of one walking scene on the titular planet. See more »

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Capt. Lee Norsythe: I'll need two volunteers to see what's up there.
Nyla: I'll go.
Capt. Lee Norsythe: Good, take Mr. Baylor with you.
Harvey: I thought this was volunteer work.
Capt. Lee Norsythe: You haven't been carrying any heavy equipment, Mr. Baylor. You look fairly well rested.
Harvey: Well, doesn't being a vice president pull any weight around here?
Nyla: Of course, Mr. Baylor. I mean, you get to walk on the shady side!
Harvey: I suppose rank has its privileges. This is one of the rankest privileges I've ever encountered.
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Fascinatingly bad cinema
27 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film ascribes to the axiom that the only cinema worth watching is either really good or really bad. I found it in a bargain bin in a supermarket and bought it for my younger daughter thinking it was an animated film about dinosaurs (because of the artwork on the jacket). Little did I know that the film would profoundly disappoint my daughter as much as it amazed and captivated me. A film like this could not be made on purpose, but only by accident, and we are the beneficiaries. In the film, the diverse mix of characters (none of which, oddly, are likable) drop into an alien environment and struggle against the forces of nature until they at last find their place within it. Along the way, various cast members meet their demise owing either to their own character flaws or incredible bad luck. Near comic acting and screen writing is surpassed in importance by the fact that this, to my knowledge, is the first film to utilize flatulence as a sound track.


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