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The Lost World (2001)

An expedition leaves for the Amazon to prove the existence of dinosaurs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prof. George Challenger
... Prof. Leo Summerlee
... Lord John Phillip Roxton
... Edward Malone
... Agnes Cluny
... Reverend Theo Kerr
... Indian chief
Tamati Rice ... Achille (as Tamati Te Nohotu)
Nicole Whippy ... Maree
Inia Maxwell ... Indian leader
... Mrs. Hilda Summerlee
... McArdle
... Gladys
... Arthur Hare
... Prof. Illingworth
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Professor Challenger reveals the existence of a remote plateau in the Amazon jungle where dinosaurs have survived. He returns there leading an expedition. Not only are dinosaurs found and confronted, but also highly evolved apes, Amazonian Indians who think Challenger a god, and, on the way, the attractive orphaned niece of a lonely missionary. Theology intervenes in this exercise in vindicating Darwin and the missionary twice attempts to sabotage the mission. After much excitement, love is found in unexpected places, and, confronted by civilization, as represented by the Royal Society in London, Challenger changes his story. Written by Stewart Naunton <snaunton@online.ru>

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Of all the movie versions of "The Lost World", this is the only one set at an earlier time than Doyle's original novel. The book took place in 1912, and this movie is set in 1911. See more »

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The length of the Pterosaur forearm between when Challenger pulls it out of the river and when he shows it to Summerlee. See more »

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Prof. George Challenger: [Professor Summerlee has just had a bitter argument with Reverend Kerr over evolution: Professor Challanger has kept silent and divulged that his parents were deeply religous] Professor Challenger: One day I went to my father and asked him for a microscope. I can still remember the sadness in his eyes; he knew he had lost me then. But without even knowing it he had given me an even greater gift. He taught me humility in the face of nature. I don't know if there is a god; but I know man is no ...
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Brilliant adventure from the BBC
27 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a superb TVM based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A fine cast support the absorbing story line. The special effects are as magnificent as in ‘Walking With Beasts' - but are not overplayed - they are simply a part of the story. Brilliant, and well worth watching.


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