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Adventures in Dinosaur City (1991)

A scientist's kids are sucked into a TV screen and wind up in the Stone Age with cavemen and dinosaurs.

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Brett Thompson

Writers:

Wili Baronet (screenplay), Lisa Morton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Martorana Marc Martorana ... Tops
Tony Doyle ... Rex
R.A. Mihailoff ... Mr. Big
Don Barnes Don Barnes ... King
Omri Katz ... Timmy
Shawn Hoffman ... Mick
Peter Koch ... Link (as Pete Koch)
Tiffanie Poston Tiffanie Poston ... Jamie
Megan Hughes Megan Hughes ... Missy
Mimi Maynard Mimi Maynard ... Dana
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Gil (as Steven W. Anderson)
Jeffrey Asch ... Bigfoot
Sebastian Massa Sebastian Massa ... Bear
Kimberly Beck ... Chanteuse
Kevin Thompson ... Mr. Small
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Storyline

A scientist's kids are sucked into a TV screen and wind up in the Stone Age with cavemen and dinosaurs.

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They're not cold-blooded... They're just cool! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure violence and mild language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurs See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Smart Egg Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Another cut scene from the domestic release featured Timmy's mom and dad at the their convention with a roomful of scientists all holding oranges in wonder after a successful teleportation exercise. Mom is on the phone trying to contact Timmy while Dad basks in the glow of his success. The funny scene was one of the director's favorites. See more »

Quotes

Jamie: They thought about everything they'd been through: the perilous swamp, the treacherous tower, the darkness of rainbow cavern. They stood together exhausted from their adventure. Rex stared into her eyes for a long time, then his great green lips curled sadly back from his fangs and his voice was soft as he said "It's too bad it couldn't have worked out between us, but at least we'll always have Tar Town."
Timmy: You've got to be pulling my tail... THAT'S your idea of a dinosaur story?
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Alternate Versions

Six scenes were filmed but cut from the North American release of the film. These include scenes in which (1) Timmy's father urges the kids to play outside before leaving, (2) the kids enter the lab, (3) the Rockies make a prolonged visit to Saur City, (4) the Rockies have an extended audience with Mr. Big during which Bear is incinerated, (5) the Rockies make an extended entrance into the Tar Town bar, and (6) Jamie hoodwinks the prison guards in Mr. Big's tower. See more »


Soundtracks

GIMME CLAW
Written by Jan Lucas
Performed by CJ & Fanta C
Published by Smart Egg Pictures S.A. & Beat Street Music
(c) 1991 Smart Egg Pictures S.A. & Beat Street Music
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the movie was awesome
9 December 2001 | by whs2See all my reviews

This is definitely a cult classic, a must see for people of all ages. The adventures of the two kids shows them that television shows are not real and that violence does hurt, not just yourself but those you care about. A funny story with deep characters and a plot that reveals the characters' deep and complex psyches. A family movie that all should watch and enjoy


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