An expedition leaves for the Amazon to prove the existance of dinosaurs.

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Reverend Theo Kerr
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Indian chief
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Achille (as Tamati Te Nohotu)
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McArdle
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Gladys
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Arthur Hare
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Professor Challenger reveals the existence of a remote plateau in the Amazon jungle where dinosaurs have survived. He returns there leading an expedition. Not only are dinosaurs found and confronted, but also highly evolved apes, Amazonian Indians who think Challenger a god, and, on the way, the attractive orphaned niece of a lonely missionary. Theology intervenes in this exercise in vindicating Darwin and the missionary twice attempts to sabotage the mission. After much excitement, love is found in unexpected places, and, confronted by civilization, as represented by the Royal Society in London, Challenger changes his story. Written by Stewart Naunton <snaunton@online.ru>

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Trivia

The Dinosaur effects were created by the same team that had just completed the now-legendary Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) TV series. In addition, the Entelodont from Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001) makes an appearance. See more »

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The length of the Pterosaur forearm between when Challenger pulls it out of the river and when he shows it to Summerlee. See more »

Quotes

Prof. George Challenger: You've been in a few scrapes, Roxton. Have you ever been in a situation worse than this?
Lord John Phillip Roxton: Uh, well, let me see. No. No, I think I can quite safely say this is the least promising set-up I've ever encountered.
Prof. George Challenger: Oh.
Lord John Phillip Roxton: We have no way down off the plateau, and thanks to your insistence on secrecy, the only person who even has a clue where we are is a religious lunatic who seems quite happy to let us die here.
Prof. George Challenger: Well, there's no need to be so cheerful about it.
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Now THAT was an adventure
2 May 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

i just finished watching this two-parter on channel 2, Australian TV, and WOW! that was exhilarating from start to finish. the characters are introduced and fleshed out in their own time throughout part one (rather than rushing thru introductions like a lot of movies) and i really came to care for every single one of them, from the derided & laughed at Professor Challenger who first proposed the expedition (Bob Hoskins) to the arrogant world-wise hunter Lord Roxton (Tom Ward), and the ever-so-cute white-girl-growing-up-in-a-jungle-world Agnes (Elaine Cassidy).

it was interesting to see how each of the characters imposed their own set of values on each situation they encountered; from the theatre where all the other scientists poo-pooed Professor Challenger's theories and proposed expedition, to the flesh-hungry ape-men who surprised me with their compassion and ingenuity when the (t-rex?) stormed the village.

two hours and forty minutes was enough time to tell the tale, but left me wanting for much more due to the superior story-telling skill of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

i intend on buying the DVD as soon as i can, and i fully recommend this story to anyone with a passion for prehistoric adventure overlaid with modern (well, early 20th century modern) values.


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