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Dinosaurus! (1960)

Unrated | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 10 August 1960 (USA)
After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal ... See full summary »

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Jack H. Harris (original idea), Dan E. Weisburd (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ward Ramsey Ward Ramsey ... Bart Thompson
Paul Lukather ... Chuck
Kristina Hanson Kristina Hanson ... Betty Piper
Alan Roberts Alan Roberts ... Julio
Fred Engelberg Fred Engelberg ... Mike Hacker
Wayne C. Treadway Wayne C. Treadway ... Dumpy (as Wayne Treadway)
Lucita Blain Lucita Blain ... Chica (as Luci Blain)
Howard Dayton Howard Dayton ... Mousey
Jack Younger Jack Younger ... Jasper
James Logan James Logan ... T.J. O'Leary
Wilhelm Samuel Wilhelm Samuel ... Townsman
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... The Neanderthal
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After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal man who proceeds to befriend a local orphan boy. The boy, Neanderthal and irritated dinosaur make for an interesting dramatic climax. Written by Chris Sales <csales@csun.edu>

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta ao Mundo Pré-Histórico See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Fairview Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the lightning strikes the dinosaurs, re-awakening them, the security guard left to watch them can be seen reading a comic book version of "Rip Van Winkle", the story of a man who fell asleep, only to wake up 20 years later. See more »

Goofs

The two Marx dinosaur toys that Julio says he got from sending in box-tops were never giveaways with any product. They were only sold in stores, a part of a set of Dinosaur toys by Marx. See more »

Quotes

Bart Thompson: Well now we got a monster in here too. You better learn how to start knocking real quick, Hector.
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A minor gem
12 October 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

I was 10 when I saw DINOSAURUS in a theater. While the acting left much to be desired, and the film was obviously shot on a shoestring, the animated dinosaurs seemed pretty awesome for the time. Ray Harryhausen this ain't, but for a dinosaur-loving kid like myself, it definitely hit the spot. A caveman and two dinosaurs, one of them a T-Rex, are discovered and accidentally revived in 1960. In the end, it takes a modern mechanical marvel to subdue the rampaging T-Rex. The caveman befriends a little boy, whom I assume we tykes in the audience were meant to identify with. Good fun. Best seen on a big screen with booming sound, and today that's possible right at home with a large flat-screen digital TV and a 5.1 Dolby home theater setup.


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