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The Dinosaur Hunter (2000)

A 13-year-old girl and her older brother live on a farm where paleontologists search for fossils.


Rick Stevenson


Edwina Follows, Pam Conrad (book)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Simon MacCorkindale ... Jack McCabe
Roberta Maxwell ... Adult Julia
Shaun Johnston ... Fred Creath
Bill Switzer ... Daniel Creath
Enuka Okuma ... Amba
Wendy Anderson Wendy Anderson ... Sarah Creath
Joely Collins ... Betty Jean
Alison Pill ... Julia Creath
R.H. Thomson ... Reverend Smythe
Christopher Plummer ... Hump Hinton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russell Badger ... Jim Deer (as Russel Badger)
Alan Bratt Alan Bratt ... Townsman #1
Jocelyn Forgues Jocelyn Forgues ... Doctor Thomas
Jean Freeman Jean Freeman ... Mrs. Customer
Bill Hugli Bill Hugli ... Parkins


Young girl Julia (Alison Pill) and her older brother Daniel (Bill Switzer) befriends paleontologist Jack McCabe(Simon MacCorkindale), who is looking for an entire dinosaur skeleton. Jack and the kids make exciting discoveries, rival dinosaur hunter Hump Hinton(Christopher Plummer)arrives and starts trouble for them. The film is based on a novel by Pam Conrad. This family-friendly drama takes place in a farming community in Canda. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure unearthed.


Adventure | Drama


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Release Date:

5 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schatz der Dinosaurier See more »

Filming Locations:

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Simon MacCorkindale, who plays the lead here, played Capt. Von Trapp in the Sound of Music on stage in London, one of his final roles. Christopher Plummer, who plays Hump Hinton here, played Capt. Von Trapp in the original movie the Sound of Music. See more »

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One for the "Saturday Morning Picture Show"
17 February 2002 | by drvxdSee all my reviews

This is the sort of movie kids would loved to have seen at the saturday morning picture show thirty years ago. A nice adventure featuring a couple of young kids - enjoyable family fare. Add in a dinosaur for some "post-Jurrasic Park" credibility. I'm not sure what an actor of Plummer's calibre is doing in there, but the story is the thing here. Good drama, happy ending, nicely executed. Not a cinematic classic, and I doubt I'd go out of my way to rent it, but it'll babysit a ten year old for an hour and a bit.

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