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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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George and Susan want to help her...Dr. Kiviat will kill to keep her...and her mum just wants her baby back!!! See more »


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22 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Behind the scenes footage and interviews with Sean Young, William Katt, Patrick McGoohan and Julian Fellows was featured on the 1985 Roadshow Home Video videotape of The Terminator (1984) in Australia and New Zealand. 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: [after eating ants] This is absolute crap-o-ramma. Dead ants, live ants. I think I'm going to die.
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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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References George of the Jungle (1967) See more »

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A great film but its just too sad for ME.
7 May 2002 | by See 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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