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Dinosaur 13 (2014)

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A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Adelstein Stan Adelstein ... Himself
Lanice Archer Lanice Archer ... Herself
Robert Bakker Robert Bakker ... Himself
Philip Currie Philip Currie ... Himself
Kristin Donnan Kristin Donnan ... Herself
Patrick Duffy Patrick Duffy ... Himself
Bruce Ellison Bruce Ellison ... Himself
Denise Etzkorn Denise Etzkorn ... Herself
Bob Farrar Bob Farrar ... Himself
Bill Harlan Bill Harlan ... Himself
Susan Hendrickson Susan Hendrickson ... Herself
Lynn Hochstafl Lynn Hochstafl ... Herself
Peter L. Larson ... Himself (as Peter Larson)
Neal L. Larson Neal L. Larson ... Himself
Phillip Manning Phillip Manning ... Himself (as Phil Manning)
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When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well. Written by Anonymous

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The true tale of one of the greatest discoveries in history.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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15 August 2014 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Sue - Dinosaurier Nr. 13 See more »

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Statement Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Terry Wentz: You go out in the field, and you look up in the sky, and you see the stars, and some of that light that's coming down to your eye has been traveling for millions of years. So you look up, and you're looking at the past, and then you look down, and you are looking at the past. You know, those dinosaur bones are like millions of years old, and that light left there maybe at the same time that you are looking... it's just you are kind of sandwiched in that world, and it's really a wonderful place ...
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A Punch to the Stomach
16 December 2014 | by Owen RealSee all my reviews

Dinosaur 13 is quite riveting and heart wrenching. Where to begin but to single out the nefarious behavior of the U.S. Federal government? It was mind boggling to watch the dubious legal gymnastics they performed to indict paleontologists who just made an incredible discovery contributing to human civilization. At some point you find yourself condemning all involved - from South Dakota AG Scheiffer to the FBI to the ridiculous waste of sending in the National Guard to Judge Battey's unconscionable behavior. Only the jury (except for one juror) had sense - as immoral actors who in the end had nothing to show for their mean spirited actions except to send one of the Larson brothers to prison; for an asinine two years for 'failing to fill out paper work'. Just one notch under the belt of why we should be skeptical of government not acting in good faith in the interest of the people as this can happen to anyone. Literally, they can find anything to throw people in prison for. The documentary, one could argue, essentially displayed one side as merely contributing something of worthwhile and the other as nothing more than an entity of abusing power to nobody's gain. The sad part in all this is this group of people discovered 'Sue' and will never be properly accredited. As if this wasn't enough, in one final slap to their faces, Larson wasn't invited to 'Sue's' unveiling. That said a lot about the people at the Chicago Museum. Notably, they lack a soul too. This is my opinion. See for yourself.


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