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Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 5 June 2009 (USA)
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On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Lemke ...
Stevie Wash Jr. ...
Tar Pits Kid (as Steven Wash Jr.)
Kevin Buitrago ...
Jon Kent Ethridge ...
Teenager (as Jon Kent Ethridge II)


Palaeontologist Rick Marshall takes Will and Holly into a new world of danger, dinosaurs and big bug-eyed lizard people while trying to find their way back home and, too, save the universe and in doing so saving his reputation. With the dinosaur with brains, brawn and personality and the adventure of scientific advancement and exotic beasts in a far away land, it all adds up to time traveling fun and frolics. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tierra perdida  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,837,350 (USA) (5 June 2009)


$49,392,095 (USA) (7 August 2009)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The music playing on the "crappy boombox" (and which the cast members eventually have to sing themselves) in the egg field is the opening number in the 1975 Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Broadway musical A Chorus Line. See more »


When Holly finds Rick on the floor after his all-night food binge, he is sleeping on his back. When Holly rushes in, Rick is lying on his side. See more »


[first lines]
Astronaut: Mission Control, come in. Mission Control, do you read?
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits there is an additional scene showing a brought back dinosaur egg hatching to reveal a baby Sleestak. See more »


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The Mission Theme (From NBC News)
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Much better than i expected!
23 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have just watched 'Land of the Lost' and i was curious to find out what everyone else thought about it. As i was expecting to see a family, comedy film i was pleasantly surprised that it was not just your ordinary clichéd family movie but something aimed for a slightly older audience. This maybe why it was so poorly received.

Looking at trailers and TV spots, this movie did really look like just another pointless summer blockbuster, which may have appealed to all you people looking for something family friendly. But for me i was so thrilled to be watching something that is just plain FUN! That's all it is! just fun, fun, fun!

You people that have posted nothing but negative comments about this title don't know a great movie if it slapped you in the face. so relax a little, sit back again and realise that your watching another fantastic movie from will ferrell, and lets face it: when has will ferrell released a movie for families? (excluding ELF)

Just stop your complaining and enjoy a non-stop, exciting, unpredictable movie that has everything you could ask for. and even more---- what do you really expect from a movie based on a TV show created by someone who practically lived off acid? Three words to sum up this movie: trippy, adventurous and fun!

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