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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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... George Loomis
... Susan Matthews-Loomis
... Dr. Eric Kiviat
... Nigel Jenkins
Kyalo Mativo ... Cephu
... Kenge Obe
Olu Jacobs ... Colonel Nsogbu
... Sergeant Gambwe
... Dr. Pierre Dubois
Julian Curry ... Etienne
Alexis Meless ... Guide
Susie Nottingham ... Baki, the Laboratory Assistant
Stephane Krora ... Port Captain
Anthony Sarfoh ... Village Chief
Jeannot Banny ... Killed Soldier
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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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22 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Dinosaur... Secret of the Lost Legend  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,035,147, 24 March 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,972,297
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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

The vultures shown picking at the dead dinosaur and sunning themselves are American Turkey Vultures Cathartes aura not found in Africa. See more »

Quotes

George Loomis: [During sex] Go ahead and plant one on me.
[Baby licks George's nose]
George Loomis: OH! It French-kissed my nose! It kissed me!
Susan Matthews-Loomis: [Susan laughs] No. No, Baby. No.
George Loomis: Dragon breath. Get out of here!
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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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Highly Entertaining Adventure
2 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

The paleontologist Susan Matthews-Loomis (Sean Young) moves with her husband, the unemployed journalist George Loomis (William Katt), to the Ivory Coast to work with her former professor, Doctor Eric Kiviat (Patrick McGoohan), and his assistant Nigel Jenkins (Julian Fellowes) 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 (Kyalo Mativo) 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 and catch the female. Susan and George help the Baby to survive, but soon Eric finds that there is a baby and wants to catch the little animal for him. Will Baby survive?

"Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend" is a film with a highly entertaining adventure. The story of a paleontologist that discovers a family of brontosaurus but sacrifices her discovery to save the animal is pleasant and with moral values. The special effects are excellent for a 1985 film. However the film is too violent for kids and maybe silly for grown-ups. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Baby, O Segredo da Lenda Perdida" ("Baby, The Secret of the Lost Legend")


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