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Loch Ness (1996)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  20 September 1996 (USA)
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A scientist tries to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster.



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for 1500 years one legend remains undiscovered undisturbed until now LOCH NESS See more »

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Rated PG for language, mild sensuality and a fist fight | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El misterio de Loch Ness  »

Box Office


£1,239,343 (UK) (23 February 1996)

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Ted Danson enjoyed being in Scotland. In an interview with the Daily record he stated that it was a pilgrimage to see the place of his maternal grandfather's birth. See more »


In the outdoor village scenes seaweed can be clearly seen, this indicates that they were shot next to tidal sea water. Loch Ness is a fresh water loch and hence has no seaweed. See more »


Dr. Jonathan Dempsey: I'm a joke. I'm the guy who chases Looney Tunes.
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9 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this movie. It maybe be lukewarm and saccharine as everyone else thinks, but it is far superior to all those Fifties and Sixties lake monster pics. Ted Danson does a wonderful acting job outside of "Cheers" and the special effects are magical. the whole production has a rather Disney feel to it as it makes you believe in magic and takes a different realistic view of one of the world's biggest mysteries. This movie does the same thing "Harry And The Hendersons" did for Bigfoot.

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