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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 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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The greatest adventure ever born! See more »


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Trivia

The villain, Dr. 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 featured in Mysterious World: Dragons, Dinosaurs and Giant Snakes (1980). 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

[Last lines]
Susan Matthews-Loomis: Just another legend?
George Loomis: If we let it be.
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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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Almost as bad as "Jurassic Park"
26 October 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

This early Touchstone release from 1985 would probably serve as minor script source material for the later unbelievably bad film "Jurassic Park." This mostly obscure film is only mildly better. Still, it's not something that I would recommend and even though Touchstone is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Pictures, don't think that this is a perfectly appropriate family oriented film (despite its childish plot) as there are some scenes of violence and animal peril.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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