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Loch Ness (1996)

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A scientist tries to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster.

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Dempsey
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Laura
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Dr. Mercer
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Gordon Shoals
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Andy Maclean
Kirsty Graham ...
Isabel
Harry Jones ...
Wee Wullie
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Joseph Greig ...
Guideon
John Dair ...
Macleish
John Verea ...
Tow Truck Driver
Debora Weston ...
Dr. Hunter (as Deborah Weston)
Wolf Kahler ...
Dr. Muller
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Storyline

Dr. Dempsey, an American scientist who has become a skeptic after a disastrous wrong call, isn't exactly enthusiastic to be sent by his well-funded employer to Scotland to (dis)prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster, but has no choice. He finds the locals stubborn, 'primitive' and all but hospitable, not in the least because the Nessie legend is the only tourist attraction, but still gets romantically attracted by his independent inn-keeper Laura, and both her kid and his enthusiastic local assistant end up making him face a small family of Nessie-dinosaurs, but is this to be made public? Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG for language, mild sensuality and a fist fight | See all certifications »
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20 September 1996 (USA)  »

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El misterio de Loch Ness  »

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£1,239,343 (UK) (23 February 1996)
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The film was originally intended for theatrical release. However it aired on network television in the U.S. before it was released in theaters. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Jonathan Dempsey: Don't make the same mistakes I did.
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Referenced in Frank Skinner Live in Birmingham (1998) See more »

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Great gentle story
22 May 2006 | by (Sheffield United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay, it's not exciting but it's still a great film - ideal for 'pleasent' viewing. The cast are brilliant, especially Joley Richardson and Kirsty Graham as mother and daughter - although it is a little unfair to imply that these two alone make the film watchable; others (Ted Danson, Ian Holm, & James Frain) really do help to make this a great film. The story is slow and gentle, making it great for a quiet viewing session. The special effects are limited which allows for the storyline to show through and, even though the end is a little predictable, It's still good to watch right through to Rod Stewart's brilliant closing song. Go for it, I watch it over and over when the mood takes.


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