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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 ... Dana
Steven Anderson 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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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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Long Before There Were Turtles the World Was Ruled by Dinosaurs 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

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)
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Trivia

In his blog, Greg Aronowitz claims that he originally designed the dinosaurs as lankier and younger-looking - "more like teenagers, with a kind of Grease (1978) feel" - before settling for a "bulkier and older looking" design. 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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Not so bad
12 October 2005 | by cheongsam_kimonoSee all my reviews

I remember watching this movie when I was in the third grade. I woke up early and was watching the Disney Channel, and the movie came on. Automatically, I was hooked onto it. I haven't seen this movie in such a long time, but at that time is was something that put a smile on my face. To say that is' a silly, stupid movie that deserves no praise is pretty harsh. Yes it wasn't the best movie ever made, and yeah, it didn't have the best actors in the world. But this is in no doubt the set up for those "sucked into games" fanfiction. This shows how those kids would respond if they got sucked into their favorite cartoon, just like how fanfiction authors write about how they would interact with the characters, change the story lines and travel the world after being pulled into their favorite cartoon, movie, or game. I think this movie put that fantasyworld of ours into motion, and for that it deserves a lot more respect.

I can't say much more at the moment. I'll only conclude that it was a funny, sweet and cute movie, and I'd love to watch it again.


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