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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 ... Colonel Nsogbu
Eddie Tagoe ... Sergeant Gambwe
Edward Hardwicke ... Dr. Pierre Dubois
Julian Curry Julian Curry ... Etienne
Alexis Meless Alexis Meless ... Guide
Susie Nottingham Susie Nottingham ... Baki, the 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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They said it couldn't possibly exist... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaur... 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

The film's villain, Doctor Eric Kiviat, is loosely based on Dr. Roy Mackal (University of Chicago; biologist, engineer, teacher and biochemist) and his voyages to Africa in search of the legendary living dinosaurs of the Congo, Mokele-Mbembe. Mackal's 1980 Congo trip with fellow cryptozoologist, James Powell, was a featured segment on an episode of "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World" television series. See more »

Goofs

(at 1:12:35) George and Susan switch places after they jump off the waterfall in the cave. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Susan Matthews-Loomis: Just another legend?
George Loomis: If we let it be.
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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 George of the Jungle with William Katt (2018) See more »

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A great film but its just too sad for ME.
7 May 2002 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

This is one of the great movies of the 80s in MY collection that I think about all the time.

Baby: The Lost Legend is a great film but it is just to sad. I have seen this movie many times and each time I cry. I don`t want to go into detail.

A note to Parents: If your children don`t like to see Dinosaurs get hurt then please don`t show them this because it will upset them and yes the scenes are that emotional. I recommend to show you kids either or all three films of Jurassic Park,The Lost World: Jurassic Park II and Jurassic Park /// if your kids like to see Dinosaurs at their best and not getting hurt. I`M not saying Baby: The Lost Legend is a bad film,no it isn`t at all. It has a tremendous build up,a good story,good acting,wonderful looking Dinosaurs,excellent score by Jerry Goldsmith, and it does have a good ending but its what happens before that. Please take MY advise or view the film before your children do please.


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