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
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 »
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 »
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.
No, Professor, there were two.
[Pointing at the adult female, which is still alive]
*That* is a one-of-a-kind specimen.
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Despite having a logo for Touchstone Pictures at the end, the film's copyright credits Walt Disney Productions. See more »
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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