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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The baby dinosaur's animatronic tail failed to function properly, but this did not prove to be a problem, as it moved by itself when the Dino walked. 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: [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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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 More Dinosaurs (1985) See more »

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memories about Baby
21 November 2006 | by maelakestSee all my reviews

I *adored* this movie. Haven't seen it since I was a little kid, but I remember thinking, "Oh my god, that was SUCH a good movie!" ...and it really stuck with me. I only remember the plot vaguely; but I know that I cried so hard when the mother dinosaur found the baby again I thought my lungs would explode (I was about six or seven years old at the time).

I also remember the dinosaur effects being really cool, and I was sure if I watched it now I'd be like, what the heck is with the clay dinosaurs? You know how these things never compare with our memories. But some people on here have said it still isn't that bad. Now I'm definitely going to have to rent it and watch it again.

PS: what is it with Sean Young? She's in like every 80's movie ever MADE!


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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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