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The Last Dinosaur (1977)

A wealthy big game hunter and his group become trapped in prehistoric times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur.

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Alexander Grasshoff (as Alex Grasshoff), Tsugunobu Kotani (as Tom Kotani)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Boone ... Masten Thrust Jr.
Joan Van Ark ... Francesca 'Frankie' Banks
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Chuck Wade
Luther Rackley Luther Rackley ... Bunta
Masumi Sekiya Masumi Sekiya ... Hazel
William Ross William Ross ... Hal - Mother 1 Chief Technician
Carl Hansen Carl Hansen ... Barney
Tetsu Nakamura Tetsu Nakamura ... Dr. Kawamoto
Nancy Magsig Nancy Magsig ... Thrust's Girl on Plane
Don Maloney Don Maloney ... Mother 1 Captain
Vanessa Cristina Vanessa Cristina ... Reporter
James Dale James Dale
Hyôe Enoki Hyôe Enoki
Shunsuke Kariya Shunsuke Kariya ... Caveman Leader
Gary Gundersen Gary Gundersen
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Storyline

Science has announced the discovery of a lost land hidden inside the warm pocket of a dormant volcano under the polar ice cap. Masten Thrust, a billionaire oil tycoon and big-game hunter, is recruited to lead a team there to study the last living dinosaurs. Upon arriving, Thrust and his team find that the hidden world is populated with both dinosaurs and prehistoric humans. While the humans give the explorers a fair bit of trouble, the real danger is the hungry tyrannosaur intent on making lunch out of the Great White Hunter and his crew. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

A Land Where Time was Forgotten !

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Dinosaurier See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was shot in English. One of the reasons Japanese actor Satoshi (Tetsu) Nakamura was cast as Dr. Kawamoto was his excellent command of the English language. See more »

Goofs

When Francesca and Hazel are at the river and are attacked by the tyrannosaurus, Francesca's hair is wet, but when she looks up at the dinosaur, her hair is considerably dryer. See more »

Quotes

Wade: You told me! You swore to all of us that we were not going to harm the dinosaur! We were only supposed to take film and study it!
Thrust: You ding-dong!
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Alternate Versions

The very rare Japanese laserdisc (released by Columbia) is in English, uncut (running 106mins) and properly letterboxed (at a ratio of 1:85). On the downside, their are japanese subtitles on the very bottom of the picture (not black bar area). See more »


Soundtracks

The Last Dinosaur
Sung by Nancy Wilson
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Arranged and Conducted by Bernard Hoffer
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I liked it
11 April 2003 | by spec-4See all my reviews

I'm not sure if these other people saw the movie - some apparently couldn't follow the "complicated plot". He's a billionaire who owns an oil company who ALSO happens to big game hunt - wow - that's really far fetched. Any way - his new "drilling machine" happens to break through a glacier and on the other side is a world seperated from our own time where dinosaurs and cavemen wander around. Nothing ground breaking about this but it certainly isn't ludicrous. Anyway the rest of the movie is about this T-Rex they find (which the billionaire, Boone, claimed was there) hunting them and them hunting it. Look - it's an old made for TV movie - of course the special effects look cheesy - they didn't have CG - they did the best they could and for a MFTVM they did a hell of a job for the time. This movie should be remade for the big screen - I'd love it and I'd be the first one in line. Seeing that Dinosaur with modern day special effects stalking those guys would be great!


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