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Release Date:
22 March 1985 (USA) See more »
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They said it couldn't possibly exist... See more »
Plot:
Paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them. | Add synopsis »
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Too violent for the grownups and too childish for the teens, but not without some guilty pleasures See more (20 total) »

Cast

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William Katt ... George Loomis

Sean Young ... Susan Matthews-Loomis

Patrick McGoohan ... Doctor Eric Kiviat

Julian Fellowes ... Nigel Jenkins
Kyalo Mativo ... Cephu

Hugh Quarshie ... Kenge Obe
Olu Jacobs ... Colonel Nsogbu
Eddie Tagoe ... Sergeant Gambwe

Edward Hardwicke ... Dr. Pierre Dubois
Julian Curry ... Etienne
Alexis Meless ... Guide
Susie Nottingham ... Baki, the Laboratory Assistant
Stephane Krora ... Port Captain
Anthony Sarfoh ... Village Chief
Jeannot Banny ... Killed Soldier
Roger Carlton ... Old African
Thérèse Taba ... Colleague

Directed by
Bill L. Norton  (as B.W.L. Norton)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Clifford Green 
Ellen Green 
David Lee Miller  storybook

Produced by
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... associate producer
Roger Spottiswoode .... executive producer (as Roger Spottiswood)
Jonathan T. Taplin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
John Alcott 
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
Howard E. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
Bill Shepard 
 
Production Design by
Ray Storey  (as Raymond G. Story)
 
Makeup Department
Kevin Board .... makeup artist: UK
Karen Dawson .... chief hair stylist: UK
Karen Dawson .... chief makeup artist: UK
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist: USA
Maureen Stephenson .... makeup artist: UK (as Maureen Stevenson)
 
Production Management
Alexander De Grunwald .... production supervisor (as Alex DeGrunwald)
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeannot Banny .... assistant director: second unit: UK
Craig Beaudine .... second assistant director: USA
Lee Cleary .... assistant director: second unit: UK
Augustin Dahouat-Boigny .... assistant director: UK (as Augustin Dehouet-Boigny)
Steve Harding .... second assistant director: UK
Stephen McEveety .... first assistant director: USA (as Steve McEveety)
Egil S. Woxholt .... second unit director: UK (as Egil Woxholt)
 
Art Department
Yarek Alfer .... sculptor
Len Furey .... construction manager: UK
John Graham .... property master: UK
Julie Graysmark .... set decorator: UK
John L. Jensen .... production illustrator (as John Jensen)
Mick Law .... stand-by carpenter: UK
John B. Mansbridge .... art director: USA
Wilbur L. Russell .... property master: USA (as Wilbur 'Rusty' Russell)
Roger M. Shook .... set decorator: USA
Steve Spence .... art director: UK
 
Sound Department
Wayne Allwine .... foley artist
Nick Alphin .... sound re-recording mixer
George Budd .... sound
Kirk Francis .... production sound mixer
George Fredrick .... sound editor
Robert Hathaway .... sound supervisor (as Bob Hathaway)
Paul Holzborn .... foley artist
David M. Horton .... sound editor (as Dave Horton)
James J. Isaacs .... sound editor (as Jim Isaacs)
Al Maguire .... adr editor
Mark A. Mangini .... sound (as Mark Mangini)
Colin C. Mouat .... sound editor (as Colin Mouat)
Joe Parker .... supervising sound editor: USA
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
George Probert .... sound editor
Frank Regula .... sound re-recording mixer (as Frank C. Regula)
Roger Sword .... sound editor
Mike Tucker .... boom operator
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor (as Don Warner)
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Anderson .... special effects cinematography: USA
Philip Bartko .... dinosaur technician
Kenneth C. Clark .... dinosaur technician
Gary D'Amico .... dinosaur technician
Steve Debs .... dinosaur technician
Joe Digaetano .... mechanical effects
David Domeyer .... mechanical effects
Richard L. Hill .... mechanical effects (as Richard Hill)
James Kagel .... dinosaur sculptures: USA
Jeff Karpe .... dinosaur technician
Willard Livingston .... dinosaur technician
Phil Meador .... special photographic effects (as Philip Meador)
Hans Metz .... mechanical effects
Richard Mosier .... special effects cinematography assistant: USA
John Parker .... mechanical effects
Mike Reedy .... mechanical effects (as Michael Reedy)
Roland Tantin .... special effects supervisor
Paul Vigil .... dinosaur technician
Gary Zink .... special effects
Bill McCamey .... mechanical effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Huston .... miniature consultant (as Paul Houston)
Michael Lloyd .... matte artist: USA
 
Stunts
Natasha Bauman .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator
Dickey Beer .... stunts (as Dicky Beer)
Andy Bradford .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunts
Tracey Eddon .... stunts
Kirk Elam .... stunts
Andy Epper .... stunts
Melvin Jones .... stunts
Gareth Milne .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Anderson .... camera operator
Graham Attwood .... still photographer
Lou Bogue .... gaffer
Dana Christiaansen .... first assistant camera
Salvador Gil .... camera operator
Nobby Godden .... camera maintenance
Macari Golferichs .... second assistant camera
Ray Hall .... grip: second unit
Paul Kenward .... clapper loader: UK
Julio Leyva .... first assistant camera: UK (as Julio M. Leiva)
Tim O'Connell .... best boy: second unit
Glen Parsons .... best boy
Ian Smith .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jimmy Walters .... grip
Egil S. Woxholt .... camera operator: second unit, UK (as Gil Woxholt)
 
Casting Department
Paul Wassaba .... casting: UK
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sally Downing .... costumer: UK
Bill Kaiserman .... wardrobe designer: Miss Young
Susie S. McEveety .... costume supervisor: USA
Jack Sandeen .... costume department supervisor: USA
Patrick Sharkey .... costumer: UK (as Paddy Sharkey)
 
Editorial Department
Horace Bishof .... post-production coordinator
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant editor
Baylis Glascock .... assistant editor: USA
 
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Jay Lawton .... music supervisor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Stephen Singer .... transportation coordinator: UK
 
Other crew
Richard Aguirre .... dinosaur body motion
Joane Artaud .... liaison: UK
Harry Bisson .... general operator: UK
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor: USA
George Budd .... dinosaur voice co-creator
Dominic Clooney .... catering supervisor: UK
Paula Crist .... dinosaur body motion
W. Daniel 'Danny' Don .... pilot: aircraft effects
Chip Fowler .... production coordinator: USA
Ed Garbert .... titles: USA
Terri Girvin .... dinosaur body motion
Donald F. Glut .... technical advisor
Jerrol Gower .... dinosaur body motion
Howard Green .... unit publicist: USA (as Howard E. Green)
Mark A. Mangini .... dinosaur voice co-creator
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... continuity (as Lyn Norton)
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Matsuda)
Hugh O'Donnell .... location manager
Gladys Pearce .... production consultant: UK
Isidoro Raponi .... dinosaur creator/engineer
Mike Schilz .... production liaison
Anastasia St. Amand .... assistant to producer
Roland Tantin .... dinosaur creator/engineer
Paul Wassaba .... liaison: UK
Craig Miller .... marketing consultant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
95 min | USA:51 min (TV version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
The film's villain, Doctor Eric Kiviat, is loosely based on Dr. Roy Mackal (University of Chicago; biologist, engineer, teacher and biochemist) and his voyages to Africa in search of the legendary living dinosaurs of the Congo, Mokele-Mbembe. Mackal's 1980 Congo trip with fellow cryptozoologist, James Powell, was a featured segment on an episode of "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World" television series.See more »
Quotes:
George Loomis:[During sex] Go ahead and plant one on me.
[Baby licks George's nose]
George Loomis:OH! It French-kissed my nose! It kissed me!
Susan Matthews-Loomis:[Susan laughs] No. No, Baby. No.
George Loomis:Dragon breath. Get out of here!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dr. Hovind at the University (1994) (V)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Too violent for the grownups and too childish for the teens, but not without some guilty pleasures, 22 June 2008
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

The unbelievably awkwardly titled Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend was an even more problematic attempt by Disney to update their family fare for an audience that increasingly avoided films with the Walt Disney logo than The Black Hole was a few years earlier (it was released by Disney's 'adult' label Touchstone with a much more deserved PG rating). On one level it's an apparently family-friendly Gorgo-esquire tale of Sean Young and William Katt discovering a would-be cute baby dinosaur in the African jungle and trying to protect it from Patrick McGoohan's ruthless palaeontologist, but it's also set in a much more realistic Africa than you'd have seen had Uncle Walt been calling the shots, rife with civil war, dictatorships, corruption and violence. Think E.T. with AK47s. When Baby's pop gets machine-gunned to death by government troops, it's certainly a reminder that executive producer Roger Spottiswoode cut his teeth as one of Sam Peckinpah's editors on Straw Dogs and The Getaway. Unfortunately, undercutting the realism is Baby itself. While the Mokele Mobembe, Africa's own land-based Loch Ness Monster, may be a dinosaur, it's not one of the really cool ones like a meat-eating Tyrannosaurus Rex, Allosaurus or Velociraptor but a Brontosaurus (or Apatosaur as they're now known), famed for lumbering along while chomping on the local flora and fauna. To make matters worse, since this is pre-CGi, and with stop-motion too complicated for the jungle locations and Jurassic Park technology still a long way off, that means animatronics and men in rubber suits. While the grown-up critters just about pass muster, junior is a particularly unconvincing bit of rubber and latex with big eyes and limited expression… As a result the film is particularly schizophrenic as it hovers between the realistic and the ridiculous: it's too violent for the grownups and the beastie's too childish for the teens, though it still manages to score some points as a sporadically guilty pleasure. Jerry Goldsmith's score is an interesting bridge between his work on Legend and his subsequent score for Rambo: First Blood Part II, with some good action cues and a fine, albeit brief, fanfare for the dinosaurs. And you do get to see the writer of Gosford Park chased by an angry momma dinosaur…

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