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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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Today's most astounding adventure...that started a million years ago! See more »


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 (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, it was intended for Steve McQueen to star in this film, after he had appeared in The Blob (1958) from the same producer and director. However, McQueen had been so difficult to work with, that they didn't even bother. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double as Julio runs away from cantina. Actor Alan Roberts is much shorter and smaller in stature. 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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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33 (1961) See more »

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Had its moments
4 December 2007 | by MutakkSee all my reviews

A harmless low-budget movie from one of the people responsible for the original "The Blob" and "The 4D Man". Hurricane pulls up perfectly preserved dinosaur bodies from the ocean floor; Tyrannosaur and Brontosaurus, and a caveman. Lightning strikes, dinosaurs come to lift and terrorize bad actors. Caveman comes to life also, befriends kid, and ends up riding the brontosaurus.

I saw this years ago, and remember it as being kinda cool. Always remembered the caveman trying to eat plastic fruit, then wondering into the bathroom and flushing the toilet. The FX were OK, I guess. Think they used puppets, and some stop-motion. Final confrontation with the Tyrannosaur vs a tractor was cool. Kind of a precursor for Ripley's duel with the queen in "Aliens."

"Dinosaurus!" certainly won't make you forget "Jurassic Park," but it's an enjoyable little movie.


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