Big Al Uncovered (2000)

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This documentary has a triple purpose: it discusses the marvelous discovery of Big Al in 1999 in Wyoming, it shows up-to-date evidence based on new discoveries like a "mummified" dinosaur ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Narrator (UK version)
Narrator (USA version)
Paul Bybee ...
Himself - Utah Valley State College (as Dr. Paul Bybee)
Rebecca Hanna ...
Herself - Museum of the Rockies
Dale Russell ...
Himself - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (as Dr. Dale Russell)
Michael Stoskopf ...
Himself - North Carolina State University (as Prof. Michael Stoskopf)
Tim Williams ...
Himself - Gatorland


This documentary has a triple purpose: it discusses the marvelous discovery of Big Al in 1999 in Wyoming, it shows up-to-date evidence based on new discoveries like a "mummified" dinosaur showing its innards and the shape of an allosaur brain, and also tells how _The Ballad of Big Al (2000) (TV)_ was created. Written by Jonah Falcon <>

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Dr. Rebecca Hanna places flowers on Big Al's grave ("Big Al RIP, died 145,000,000 BC) as the credits roll, and disappears over the ridge. After the credits end, Big Al appears, and chases after her over the ridge. You can hear her scream, then Big Al roaring. See more »


Spin-off The Ballad of Big Al (2000) See more »

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Great documentary
31 May 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

As with the _Making of Walking With Dinosaurs (1999) (TV)_ documentary, this documentary mixes science and humor. Since this documentary is the same length as its subject - the Allosaurus thirty minute feature - and is tightly focused on a single type of dinosaur, the allosaurus, it is allowed to even more deeply focus on some incredible discoveries, like the first dino to be found with fossilized inner tissues. This comes free with the Allosaurus: A 'Walking With Dinosaurs' Special DVD.

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