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The Last Dinosaur (1977)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 11 February 1977 (USA)
A wealthy big game hunter and his group become trapped in prehistoric times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur.

Directors:

Alexander Grasshoff (as Alex Grasshoff), Tsugunobu Kotani (as Tsugunobu 'Tom' Kotani)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Boone ... Masten Thrust Jr.
Joan Van Ark ... Francesca 'Frankie' Banks
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Chuck Wade
Luther Rackley Luther Rackley ... Bunta
Masumi Sekiya Masumi Sekiya ... Hazel
William Ross William Ross ... Hal - Mother 1 Chief Technician
Carl Hansen Carl Hansen ... Barney
Tetsu Nakamura Tetsu Nakamura ... Dr. Kawamoto
Nancy Magsig Nancy Magsig ... Thrust's Girl on Plane
Don Maloney Don Maloney ... Mother 1 Captain
Vanessa Cristina Vanessa Cristina ... Reporter
James Dale James Dale
Hyôe Enoki Hyôe Enoki
Shunsuke Kariya Shunsuke Kariya ... Caveman Leader
Gary Gundersen Gary Gundersen
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Storyline

Science has announced the discovery of a lost land hidden inside the warm pocket of a dormant volcano under the polar ice cap. Masten Thrust, a billionaire oil tycoon and big-game hunter, is recruited to lead a team there to study the last living dinosaurs. Upon arriving, Thrust and his team find that the hidden world is populated with both dinosaurs and prehistoric humans. While the humans give the explorers a fair bit of trouble, the real danger is the hungry tyrannosaur intent on making lunch out of the Great White Hunter and his crew. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A Land Where Time was Forgotten !


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Dinosaurier See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was originally scheduled for theatrical release in the United States. The release was cancelled and the film premiered, in edited form, as a TV-movie on U.S. network television. This edited version became the U.S. version used for television showings and video releases. See more »

Goofs

The elbows of the Triceratops bend forward and its horns wiggle, revealing it's a rubber suit operated by two men inside. See more »

Quotes

Francesca: I can take giant turtles and dinosaurs, but leeches... yuck!
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Alternate Versions

The very rare Japanese laserdisc (released by Columbia) is in English, uncut (running 106mins) and properly letterboxed (at a ratio of 1:85). On the downside, their are japanese subtitles on the very bottom of the picture (not black bar area). See more »

Connections

Featured in Frogs: Buried in Frogs with Joan Van Ark (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Dinosaur
Sung by Nancy Wilson
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Arranged and Conducted by Bernard Hoffer
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The second most interesting man in the world ...................
28 June 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Now I'm here to tell you that "The Last Dinosaur" is the "cream of the crap" when it comes to hilarious, cheap, ridiculous, monster movies. Not even the reigning champ, "Mighty Peking Man" can compare to this wonder of wondrous trash. A certain beer commercial has the "most interesting man in the world", however this film has Richard Boone, playing Masten Thrust, who's dinosaur hunting exploits certainly qualify him as at least the second most interesting man in the world. Throw in a rubber suited T-Rex , beer can polar borers, Japanese cave men, a basketball player for a tracker, and it goes on and on. This should be banned at "bad movie festivals" as unfair competition. - MERK


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