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Prehysteria! (1993)

A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.

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Pete von Sholly (based on an original idea by) (as Peter Von Sholly), Greg Suddeth (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brett Cullen ... Frank
Colleen Morris Colleen Morris ... Vicki
Samantha Mills Samantha Mills ... Monica
Austin O'Brien ... Jerry
Tony Longo ... Louis
Stuart Fratkin ... Ritchie
Stephen Lee ... Rico Sarno
Tom Williams Tom Williams ... Whitey
Gill Gayle ... Danny
Peter Vasquez ... Jefe (as Peter Mark Vasquez)
Ellis Levinson Ellis Levinson ... Sam Simon
James Shanta James Shanta ... Reporter #1
Jane Caldwell Jane Caldwell ... Reporter #2
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Storyline

Rico, a sleazy museum curator, steals a tribe's sacred dinosaur eggs in the rain forest. Frank is an archeologist and single parent, and eeks out a living by selling fossils from his farm to the museum. In a mixup, his kids bring home the eggs and hatch the miniature dinosaurs. Frank is falling in love with Vicki, who works for Rico, and finds his life complicated when the dinosaurs begin trashing his house, and Rico attempts to regain his treasure. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They're Not Just Fossils Anymore. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1993 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Jurassic Kids See more »

Filming Locations:

Hanford, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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This film was Austin O'Brien's first lead role. See more »

Quotes

Frank: You like threatening women?
Rico Sarno: A little bit.
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Great Movie
17 August 2000 | by AJ-92See all my reviews

People can say that this was a bad movie, but I completely disagree. I thought that it was cute, although the dinosaur effects could've been better (ever see Jurassic Park?). Well, they wanted the movie to be cute and seem harmless, so they couldn't give the same vicious effects as "Jurassic Park". This movie is great, if you like animal movies (with dogs or cats) you might not like this movie, but if you like family-oriented comedies and dinosaurs, you might like it. I liked it, and I hope that somebody else does too.


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