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A scientist tries to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster.

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John Henderson

Writer:

John Fusco
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Dempsey
Joely Richardson ... Laura
Ian Holm ... Water Bailiff
Harris Yulin ... Dr. Mercer
James Frain ... Adrian Foote
Keith Allen ... Gordon Shoals
Nick Brimble ... Andy Maclean
Kirsty Graham ... Isabel
Harry Jones Harry Jones ... Wee Wullie
Philip O'Brien ... Dr. Abernathy
Joseph Greig Joseph Greig ... Guideon
John Dair John Dair ... Macleish
John Verea ... Tow Truck Driver
Debora Weston Debora Weston ... Dr. Hunter (as Deborah Weston)
Wolf Kahler ... Dr. Muller
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Dr. Dempsey, an American scientist who has become a skeptic after a disastrous wrong call, isn't exactly enthusiastic to be sent by his well-funded employer to Scotland to (dis)prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster, but has no choice. He finds the locals stubborn, 'primitive' and all but hospitable, not in the least because the Nessie legend is the only tourist attraction, but still gets romantically attracted by his independent inn-keeper Laura, and both her kid and his enthusiastic local assistant end up making him face a small family of Nessie-dinosaurs, but is this to be made public? Written by KGF Vissers

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for 1500 years one legend remains undiscovered undisturbed until now LOCH NESS See more »


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Rated PG for language, mild sensuality and a fist fight | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El misterio de Loch Ness See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The film was originally intended for theatrical release. However, it aired on network television in the U.S. before it was released in theaters. See more »

Goofs

In the outdoor village scenes seaweed can be clearly seen, this indicates that they were shot next to tidal sea water. Loch Ness is a fresh water loch and hence has no seaweed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mercer: I want you to not find the monster. I want you to use state of the art equipment to prove that it's not there.
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Connections

Referenced in Frank Skinner Live in Birmingham (1998) See more »

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Look for Loch, its a nice family film with a touch of romance
28 March 2011 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Dempsey (Ted Danson) is a sort of photojournalist of the weird happenings on planet earth. Having fallen on somewhat hard times, he, nevertheless, is reluctant to attempt his next assignment. The boss directs him to Scotland, where he is to use modern technology to PROVE once and for all that there is no Nessie Monster. There is no real choice but for Dempsey to get on a plane. When he lands, he almost drives over a pretty local lady, Laura (Joely Richardson). In short order, he finds out that she has the only rooming house and, after some begging, she lets him a room. Also in the house is her beautiful young daughter, Isabella (Kirsty Graham). Of all of the Scots, Izzy is the most welcoming to Dempsey. Hiring a boat and crew, Dempsey begins his exploration. This greatly displeases the bailiff (Ian Holm) but the lawman can do little to stop the efforts. As time goes on, no monster does appear, so Dempsey is soon ready to go back to the States. However, one day, Izzy reveals some secrets, big ones. Also, Laura, despite her outward dislike for Dempsey, may, in fact, be attracted to the brash American. Is there romance ahead? First, this film has a terrific setting, the beautiful country around Loch Ness. If you always wishes to go to Scotland but, have little money and big flying anxieties, you will be enchanted with the view. Then, the main actors are quite good, with Danson doing a variation of his smug humor and Richardson looking great and sporting a fine accent. Holm, Graham and all of the others support them nicely. The production also features fine costumes, an arresting script, gorgeous photography and a steady direction. In short, look for Loch, you fans of romance and family-friendly features. It's lovely.


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