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Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 5 June 2009 (USA)
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On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Rick Marshall
... Holly Cantrell
... Will Stanton
... Chaka
... Enik
... Matt Lauer
... Tar Pits Kid
... Tar Pits Kid
Shannon Lemke ... Tar Pits Kid
Steven Wash Jr. ... Tar Pits Kid
... Teacher
Kevin Buitrago ... Teenager
... Teenager
Jon Kent Ethridge ... Teenager (as Jon Kent Ethridge II)
... Teenager
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Palaeontologist Rick Marshall takes Will and Holly into a new world of danger, dinosaurs and big bug-eyed lizard people while trying to find their way back home and, too, save the universe and in doing so saving his reputation. With the dinosaur with brains, brawn and personality and the adventure of scientific advancement and exotic beasts in a far away land, it all adds up to time traveling fun and frolics. Written by Cinema_Fan

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They said he was crazy. They were wrong. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference | See all certifications »

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5 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,837,350, 7 June 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,438,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,777,554
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The lonely road in the desert, that the main characters drive down to get to the cave, is the same road used in the climax of Se7en (1995). See more »

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When Holly finds Rick on the floor after his all-night food binge, he is sleeping on his back. When Holly rushes in, Rick is lying on his side. See more »

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[first lines]
Astronaut: Mission Control, come in. Mission Control, do you read?
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits there is an additional scene showing a brought back dinosaur egg hatching to reveal a baby Sleestak. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.14 (2008) See more »

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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Written by Hugh Prince (as Hughie Prince), Don Raye
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Another Ferrell movie
11 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

What I hate about people is how they don't give Will Ferrell a chance. He's a funny man. Granted not all his works are great, but neither were all of Chris Farley's or Adam Sandler's.

"Land of the Lost" is worth the ticket price because it's funny, random, most likely improvised and holds true throughout. Granted the last half hour is a bit of a drag compared to the first hour, the movie is still full of laughs and unbelievably original story-line.

Yes the costumes are weak in detail, and the whole interaction between the humans and animals is far-fetched, but that's the whole point of the comedy: it's supposed to make you laugh.

All those people expecting their 1970's TV show to be revived can get a life. The movie is good, definitely makes a good rental, and I enjoyed it.


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