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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 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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When the explorers first see their goal, the Brazilian Plateau, there is a clearly visible aircraft trail in the clouds. See more »

Quotes

Prof. George Challenger: You've been in a few scrapes, Roxton. Have you ever been in a situation worse than this?
Lord John Phillip Roxton: Uh, well, let me see. No. No, I think I can quite safely say this is the least promising set-up I've ever encountered.
Prof. George Challenger: Oh.
Lord John Phillip Roxton: We have no way down off the plateau, and thanks to your insistence on secrecy, the only person who even has a clue where we are is a religious lunatic who seems quite happy to let us die here.
Prof. George Challenger: Well, there's no need to be so cheerful about it.
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Good show but watch out for misleading copy.
6 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

The DVD of the miniseries brings it into better focus, minus commercial interruptions, and it is definitely one of the better adaptations of this old warhorse. But beware the DVD copy! It claims the movie runs 200 minutes. It doesn't (160 mins.). It claims to be an "exclusive widescreen version" (1:78 to 1). It isn't. It's full screen. The second disc claims 125 minutes of material. Actually it's less than 120 with a 90 minute documentary and a 20 minute "behind the scenes feature. Nevertheless, what you DO get is quite enjoyable. One wonders why they had to promise so much more.


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