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The People That Time Forgot (1977)

In 1919, a British expedition in the Antarctica region is searching for a lost American explorer and finds a hidden prehistoric world instead.

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon "The People That Time Forgot" by), Patrick Tilley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patrick Wayne ... Ben McBride
Doug McClure ... Bowen Tyler
Sarah Douglas ... Charly
Dana Gillespie ... Ajor
Thorley Walters Thorley Walters ... Norfolk
Shane Rimmer ... Hogan
Tony Britton Tony Britton ... Captain Lawton
John Hallam ... Chung-Sha
David Prowse ... Executioner (as Dave Prowse)
Milton Reid ... Sabbala
Kiran Shah ... Bolum
Richard LeParmentier ... Lt. Whitby (as Richard Parmentier)
Jimmy Ray Jimmy Ray ... Lt. Graham
Tony McHale Tony McHale ... Telegraphist
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Storyline

A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures, all of whom they must evade in order to get back safely to their ship. Written by Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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FIRST 'The Land That Time Forgot'. THEN 'At The Earth's Core'. NOW a fantastic incredible world of savage mystery... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O Mundo que o Tempo Esqueceu See more »

Filming Locations:

Avon Lake, Scotland, UK See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The armored creature that attacks McBride and his group in the cave near the end of the film was actually a model of the Late Permian reptile called Scutosaurus. See more »

Goofs

The airplane used in the rescue attempt clearly has very small cargo space, which means they probably had a limited amount of ammunition. However, when Ben and the other first meet Ajor he fires 7 'warning' shots to scare the T-Rex. With a limited amount of ammunition Ben should know better than to waste any of it shooting in the air. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charly: Okay, hold it.
[Charly takes a picture of the Amphib's crew]
Ben McBride: Is it all right if we get back to work now?
Charly: Thanks awfully. Sorry to be such a bore.
Lt. Graham: Not at all, Lady Charlotte. It's rather fun.
Lt. Whitby: Ahem. Mr. Graham.
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Follows The Land That Time Forgot (1974) See more »

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Lame and Absurd Adventure
1 February 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The newspaper of the family of the photographer Charly (Sarah Douglas) sponsors an expedition to the Arctic in the ship Polar Queen to find and rescue Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure). Soon the rescue team formed by Tyler's friend Ben McBride (Patrick Wayne), Professor Norfolk (Thorley Walters) and Charly fly in an airplane with the pilot Hogan (Shane Rimmer) to a distant place while Captain Lawton (Tony Britton) waits for their return on board of the Polar Queen. However they are hit by a pterodactyl and crash in a weird land of prehistoric animals. Soon they meet the native Ajor (Dana Gillespie) that surprisingly speaks English. They learn that Tyler had taught English to her tribe that evolved from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, but he was captured by a wild tribe. While Hogan fixes the airplane, Ajor joins the group to help them to find Tyler and bring him back to the civilization in a dangerous journey.

"The People That Time Forgot" is a lame and absurd adventure with a silly story. It is funny to see the hot native Ajor with a fashion haircut (1977); or the tropical forest in the middle of the Arctic; or Hogan scoring the number of pterodactyls that he has killed; or Professor Norfolk throwing away Charly's camera to lighten the weight in the airplane; or the group skilled in sword fighting. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "O Mundo Que o Tempo Esqueceu" ("The World That Time Forgot")


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