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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

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurs See more »

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

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

PRIMITIVE MAN
Lyrics by Lisa Morton
Music by John Debney
Performed by Jane Wiedlin
Published by Smart Egg Pictures S.A.
(c) 1991 Smart Egg Pictures S.A.
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Excellent movie
26 May 2007 | by moonlady3000See all my reviews

I've only ever seen this movie once when I was very young. But I enjoyed it thoroughly and it has stuck with me for years. It is, unfortunately, exceedingly hard to find. Until I could remember enough of the name to look it up on IMDb I thought I had dreamed it up - particularly because it's the type of story a child might think up on their own if they're interested in the subject. If you can find a copy of it it's definitely worth the time to watch it. Despite the horrible special effects (given the time period it was made in I think they're excusable) I think that kids of this day and age would definitely get a kick out of it.


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