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Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

A paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from a group of hunters intent on capturing the dinosaurs.

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Bill Norton (as B.W.L. Norton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Katt ... George Loomis
Sean Young ... Susan Matthews-Loomis
Patrick McGoohan ... Dr. Eric Kiviat
Julian Fellowes ... Nigel Jenkins
Kyalo Mativo Kyalo Mativo ... Cephu
Hugh Quarshie ... Kenge Obe
Olu Jacobs Olu Jacobs ... Col. Nsogbu
Eddie Tagoe ... Sgt. Gambwe
Edward Hardwicke ... Dr. Pierre Dubois
Julian Curry Julian Curry ... Etienne
Alexis Meless Alexis Meless ... Guide
Susie Nottingham Susie Nottingham ... Baki - Laboratory Assistant
Stephane Krora Stephane Krora ... Port Captain
Anthony Sarfoh Anthony Sarfoh ... Village Chief
Jeannot Banny Jeannot Banny ... Killed Soldier
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Storyline

The paleontologist Susan Matthews-Loomis moves with her husband, the unemployed journalist George Loomis, to the Ivory Coast to work with her former professor, Doctor Eric Kiviat, and his assistant Nigel Jenkins in an archaeological site. When George is invited to work in a newspaper in the United States, Susan discovers a bone that she believes is from a dinosaur; but Eric tells that she is wrong. However he knows that Susan has made an important discovery and wants the credits. George packs their stuff to travel but Susan wants to check her discovery and leaves a note to him telling that she will investigate further in the forest. George hires an airplane to follow her and he succeeds to find his wife. Soon they find befriend the native Cephu and his tribe. When they find a family of brontosaurus in the middle of the forest, they feed the animals and become close to their baby. Meanwhile, Eric hires mercenaries to help him to capture the brontosaurus and the militia kills the male ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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George and Susan want to help her...Dr. Kiviat will kill to keep her...and her mum just wants her baby back!!! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joel Goldsmith, son of Jerry Goldsmith--who scored the film--did source cues (though not credited) for the film. Only portions of the pieces were used. When Intrada Records re-issued the film score on May 14, 2018, along with better tape sources for the score, the full source cues as recorded were included. See more »

Goofs

In a wide shot at 51:45, the scientists and soldiers confront the adult dinosaur, which can been seen to already have two tranquilizer darts in its neck, moments before the order is given to use the tranquilizer gun. After the first shot, a wide shot still shows two darts. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Eric Kiviat: [after witnessing the soldiers having just killed the adult male after it charged at them because they had drugged its mate] You've any idea what you've just done? That was a one-of-a-kind specimen.
Colonel Nsogbu: No, Professor, there were two.
[Pointing at the adult female, which is still alive]
Colonel Nsogbu: *That* is a one-of-a-kind specimen.
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Crazy Credits

Despite having a logo for Touchstone Pictures at the end, the film's copyright credits Walt Disney Productions. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mardi cinéma: Episode dated 14 May 1985 (1985) See more »

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23 January 2007 | by jeniferschulzSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was probably the age of 3-6 years old..and that was the last time I saw it. It's one of my earliest childhood memories of a movie.. It was a favorite. If anyone..like the idiot before me, thinks this movie is not suitable for children..and needs an R rating, should not be allowed to write comments on movies. This movie was amazing, and geared specifically for a child viewer. In fact, if memory serves correctly..Isn't this a Disney produced movie? If Children are allowed to play video games with guns and violence, I don't think a little National Geographic topless Indian women will be harmful to children. They'll probably not even notice.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend See more »

Filming Locations:

Côte D'Ivoire See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,035,147, 24 March 1985

Gross USA:

$14,972,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,972,297
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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