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Rise of the Dinosaurs (2013)

Jurassic Attack (original title)
A group of soldiers attempting to rescue a hostage from a terrorist crash land into unfamiliar jungles which are inhabited by a group of long hidden dinosaurs.


Anthony Fankhauser


Rafael Jordan




Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Stretch ... Captain John Steakley
Corin Nemec ... Colonel Carter
Vernon Wells ... Agent Grimaldi
Michael Worth ... Professor Roxton
Natascha Berg ... Angeles Ibanez
Alicia Ziegler ... Sarah Haldeman
Israel Sáez de Miguel ... Marquez
Rachel Riley ... Soldier #1
Jordan Lawson ... Soldier #2
Chris Gabriel Chris Gabriel ... Soldier #3
Jeff Leroy Jeff Leroy ... Soldier #4
Bryan K. Brown Bryan K. Brown ... Solider #5
Adrian Clissold Adrian Clissold ... Dillinger
Philip Coc Philip Coc ... Flores
Ganney Dortch Ganney Dortch ... Nuemeir


While returning from a military expedition a helicopter crash lands a commando unit in a dense, remote tropical jungle - a lost world populated by dinosaurs. Now they must find a way out of this isolated valley before becoming prey for prehistoric predators. Written by Michael Holt

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They've returned, gigantic and terrifying! See more »

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Corin Nemac plays Col. Carter in this movie, and was in Stargate SG 1 with Amanda Tapping who played (after her promotions) Col. Carter. See more »


The throttle controls in the single engine plane shown at the beginning are actually for a dual engine plane. See more »


Captain John Steakley: I'll be damned.
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References Starship Troopers (1997) See more »

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Surviving and escaping a hidden prehistoric world with Natascha Berg
27 May 2019 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

A special ops squad led by Captain Steakley (Gary Stretch) executes a mission in the South American jungle to rescue a hostage scientist (Natascha Berg), but also take captive an anti-capitalist Latino (Israel Sáez de Miguel). As they escape, their copter crash lands in a 60-mile forested crater that contains a prehistoric world cut off from the rest of the earth. Michael Worth plays the madcap professor who's been living alone in the lost world for years.

Originally titled "Jurassic Attack," "Rise of the Dinosaurs" (2013) is comparable to mockbuster flicks by The Asylum, like "Isle of the Dead" (2016), "King of the Lost World" (2005) and "The Land that Time Forgot" (2009). The worst thing about it is the CGI: While the dinosaurs look good enough for a low budget movie, the lighting and motion don't always mesh with what's on the rest of the screen. And the blood dripping from the t-rex's mouth is hopeless. But with a cheap knock-off like this, did you expect any better?

The movie works as survival situation with a fairly interesting group of protagonists and one antagonist. On the female front, Natascha is jaw-dropping from beginning to end in modest short shorts while Alicia Ziegler is decent, not to mention kick-axx. Michael Worth's professor comes across as a hippie-ish academic who has found his paradise. Even though Israel Sáez de Miguel overdoes the Che-like militarist, the script surprisingly gives him a good scene where he supports his communistic principles and mocks capitalism.

The film runs 1 hour and 23 minutes and was shot in Belize.


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