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
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 »
(at 1:21:31) During the epic fight in Kiviat's camp at the end of the movie, Kenge Obe drops a Molotov Cocktail from his plane, causing one soldier to fly into the air right in front of George and Susan. Watching the shot in slow motion, one can see the small square wooden platform that is propelling the stuntman into the air. 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 »
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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