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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 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 in a nightmare world of prehistoric monsters See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Mary Appleseth was the last person cast for this film. See more »

Goofs

The Tyrannosaurus' cave changes shape depending on the shot. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Lee Norsythe: We can't risk lives trying to tame dinosaurs!
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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 »

Connections

Edited into Teenage Cavegirl (2004) See more »

User Reviews

a laugh riot
21 March 2002 | by poindexter52See all my reviews

Planet of the Dinosaurs is one of the funniest unintentional comedy movies that I have ever seen. It is right up there with "Twin Sitters," "The Ice Cream Man," and "Maniac Cop 3." The acting is awful, the special affects are terrible even for their time (Star Wars came out a year before it), and the logic of the crew is comparable to a pack of drunk gorillas.

The only saving grace of the film is Harvey Shain's performance. His wisecracks are second to none, and he seems to be the only one that realizes what a piece of crap he is appearing in, and therefore doesn't take it seriously. He also has the funniest death scene ever recorded on film.

The only reason I would recommend this movie is for a good laugh.


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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

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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