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Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)

A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that ... See full summary »

Director:

James K. Shea

Writers:

Ralph Lucas (screenplay), Jim Aupperle (story) (as James Aupperle)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Appleseth Mary Appleseth ... Cindy
Harvey Shain Harvey Shain ... Harvey Baylor
Derna Wylde Derna Wylde ... Derna Lee
Max Thayer ... Mike (as Michael Thayer)
Chuck Pennington Chuck Pennington ... Chuck
Charlotte Speer Charlotte Speer ... Charlotte
Louie Lawless Louie Lawless ... Capt. Lee Norsythe
Pamela Bottaro Pamela Bottaro ... Nyla
James Whitworth ... Jim
Michael Lee Michael Lee ... Charlotte's Son
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Storyline

A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers at that. The crew hopes to be found and rescued, but they have to struggle to survive until then. Written by Fredrik Ramsberg <d91frera@und.ida.liu.se>

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Taglines:

Trapped On A Lost World of Prehistoric Monsters See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1979 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet of the Dinosaurs See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deathbeast Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All the men in the cast have mustaches except Chuck Pennington (I). See more »

Goofs

Cindy starts screaming as she's being attacked but then she can be heard even under the water surface. See more »

Quotes

Mike: It was a hunting call. Something out there is carnivorous. And it sounds very, very hungry.
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Alternate Versions

In 2010, Rifftrax released 'Rifftrax: Planet of Dinosaurs'. The Rifftrax version had only minor differences from the original release with the exception of comedic commentary played over the movie's audio track. See more »

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4/10
9 July 2019 | by jenkothetarheelSee all my reviews

For a film released in 1977 the special effects in this film are actually very good. The dialogue is pretty terrible and most of the acting is bland and unconvincing. There are so many cliches but its a movie about a planet inhabited by dinosaurs so there isnt much you can do to make it a well rounded film. It did scare me and disturb me a little as a kid but for any other fellow dinosaur lover it is worth a watch.


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