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Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)

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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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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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

All the cast members signed partial deferments for repayment after this film was finished and released. Moreover, actress Derna Wylde claims she was never paid the balance promised by her contract following the completion of the movie. See more »

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

Quotes

Capt. Lee Norsythe: We can't risk lives trying to tame dinosaurs!
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Edited into The Phantom Empire (1988) See more »

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A random Earth clone and terrible acting.Just your typical b-movie.
4 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a mess.A group of people manage to launch an escape pod from a large space ship that is in danger.The larger ship is then vaporized and the escape pod crash lands on a nearby planet.Sounds like a good set up but it goes horribly wrong.For some reason they have chosen to have about 15 characters in this thing but that's about 10 too many.In the escape pod they do a scene where the guy in charge video talks with all of them and it's just plain silly.It seems like a joke but sadly it's them introducing more than a dozen extremely boring characters.Of course they do kill off a few of them(it literally takes them an hour to figure out to stop going places alone),but it's still too many characters.At least half of the time on the new planet is spent pretending to climb a rocky hill side and it looks suspiciously like the American south west.And the entire time they keep talking about who works for who and who is in charge.They never gave any back story but constantly expect us to understand all this babble about things that were never explained.The dialogue is terrible,the acting is worse and the special effects are a joke.Did I mention that there are dinosaurs on the new planet?No? It doesn't even matter.The best part of the movie is when a woman sees a big spider and just lays down to let it attack her.Why are there always giant spiders near dinosaurs? This movie is terrible but I can't force myself to give it 1 star.


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