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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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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

(at 45:42) After Cephu saves George and Susan from being killed by Kiviat's men, George tells Susan to run. When it cuts back to Susan, you can see Baby running away into the forest in the dark background. In the next shot, Baby is still by the log and is just then turning to run away. See more »

Quotes

George Loomis: In other words, some days you eat the bone; other days the bone eats you.
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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 »

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Referenced in Backstage at Disney (1983) See more »

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Better than it gets credit for, but then I'm prejudiced
28 July 2000 | by dcorr123See all my reviews

Let me confess at the start that: 1) I'm definitely fond of dinosaurs and paleontology in general. This interest LONG predates "Jurassic Park". If a paleontology major had been available in my college, in the early 60's, that would have been my choice. 2) I've also ALWAYS been a big fan of animation and related effects, such as the dinosaurs. This movie had by far the best dinosaur effects of any prior to "Jurassic Park", even better than in "The Valley of Gwangi". The baby brontosaurus (actually apatosaurus) was perhaps a little too cutsey with its blinking eyes but otherwise the film captured details of movement, including musculature and skin, very well. This was at its best when the mother dinosaur was chasing the bad guys in their vehicle. Needless to say I was very sympathetic with the efforts of the paleontologists to rescue the dinosaurs. I also enjoyed some of the people "antics" such as the natives spitting out the granola bars (hippy food) from the sides of their mouths while pretending to like it. An enjoyable movie if a little saccharine.


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