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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 »
User Reviews:
Underrated Kids' Classic See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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Did You Know?

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:[after eating ants] This is absolute crap-o-ramma. Dead ants, live ants. I think I'm going to die.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dr. Hovind at the University (1994) (V)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Underrated Kids' Classic, 24 November 2011
Author: chow913 from United States

Underrated Kids' Classic Everyone here on IMDb seems to be beating this film to death just because it has poor acting, special effects, and a cheesy story! SO WHAT? It's a kids' movie!!! I saw this film when it first came out and loved it. You have to be a total SOB to let below average film making get in the way of enjoying this flick about lovable young scientists trying to save a cute baby dinosaur from poachers.

Don't take this film too seriously. Just relax and enjoy this movie with your kids! The plot: Newly wed scientists find dinosaurs alive and well in Africa. But of course there's an evil scientist Patrick McGoohan (Number 6) whom want to kill the dinosaurs and everyone who knows about them.

The scientific couple must save a baby dinosaur and join with a primitive African tribe to rescue the mother dino from captivity.

Like I said, don't take this film too seriously and keep in mind it's geared towards kids.

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