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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.

Director:

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 ... Dana
Steven Anderson ... Gil (as Steven W. Anderson)
Jeff Asch ... Bigfoot (as Jeffrey Asch)
Sebastian Massa Sebastian Massa ... Bear
Kimberly Beck ... Chanteuse
Kevin Thompson ... Mr. Small
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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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Gimme Claw! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) 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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"Worst movie ever"? Pure hyberbole
26 March 2019 | by BlazehgehgSee all my reviews

I was surprised to hear that this movie was apparently a small legend for how "bad" it is. Folks, don't believe everything you read on the internet.

Now, that's not to say this is some kind of classic movie. It's not. But compared to SOME made-for-TV movies that are out there, Dinosaur City is tolerable. You might groan at some of the dino-slang, and the plot is kind of thin, but the special effects are decent (considering the era and the format) and at the very least, the movie isn't boring.

The whole theme is that these kids have stepped in to a real-life version of their favorite cartoon, only to find out that real-life is a lot nastier than what you see on TV. Still, all of the action, dialog, and voices evoke the cartoon theme well, even if the movie dares to push things a little too adult sometimes.

In that sense, most of the more corny elements can be viewed as the movie playing up the cartoon angle. This is definitely what cartoons in the 90's felt like, for better or worse. In fact, Dinosaur City almost feels like a tie-in to a real cartoon series that never got made.

Is Adventures in Dinosaur City bad? Only a little bit. But, if you were seven years old in 1991, you'd think it was a lot of fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures in Dinosaur City See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Smart Egg Pictures See more »
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)
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