A 13-year-old girl and her older brother live on a farm where paleontologists search for fossils.

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Young girl Julia (Alison Pill) and her older brother Daniel (Bill Switzer) befriends paleontologist Jack McCabe(Simon MacCorkindale), who is looking for an entire dinosaur skeleton. Jack and the kids make exciting discoveries, rival dinosaur hunter Hump Hinton(Christopher Plummer)arrives and starts trouble for them. The film is based on a novel by Pam Conrad. This family-friendly drama takes place in a farming community in Canda. Written by Anonymous

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Simon MacCorkindale, who plays the lead here, played Capt. Von Trapp in the Sound of Music on stage in London, one of his final roles. Christopher Plummer, who plays Hump Hinton here, played Capt. Von Trapp in the original movie the Sound of Music. See more »

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One for the "Saturday Morning Picture Show"
17 February 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of movie kids would loved to have seen at the saturday morning picture show thirty years ago. A nice adventure featuring a couple of young kids - enjoyable family fare. Add in a dinosaur for some "post-Jurrasic Park" credibility. I'm not sure what an actor of Plummer's calibre is doing in there, but the story is the thing here. Good drama, happy ending, nicely executed. Not a cinematic classic, and I doubt I'd go out of my way to rent it, but it'll babysit a ten year old for an hour and a bit.


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