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Dinosaurus! (1960)

Unrated | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 10 August 1960 (USA)
After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal ... See full summary »

Writers:

Jack H. Harris (original idea), Dan E. Weisburd (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ward Ramsey ... Bart Thompson
Paul Lukather ... Chuck
Kristina Hanson Kristina Hanson ... Betty Piper
Alan Roberts Alan Roberts ... Julio
Fred Engelberg Fred Engelberg ... Mike Hacker
Wayne C. Treadway Wayne C. Treadway ... Dumpy (as Wayne Treadway)
Lucita Blain Lucita Blain ... Chica (as Luci Blain)
Howard Dayton Howard Dayton ... Mousey
Jack Younger Jack Younger ... Jasper
James Logan James Logan ... T.J. O'Leary
Wilhelm Samuel Wilhelm Samuel ... Townsman
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... The Neanderthal
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Storyline

After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal man who proceeds to befriend a local orphan boy. The boy, Neanderthal and irritated dinosaur make for an interesting dramatic climax. Written by Chris Sales <csales@csun.edu>

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ALIVE - - after 70 million years! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Marcel Delgado was given less than half the time originally agreed upon to create the dinosaur models used in the film. The studio initially agreed to give him five to six weeks, as he requested, but two weeks later he was told that they would begin production on Tuesday. See more »

Goofs

When the caveman hears the ham radio screech and starts to swing his ax at it, there is no drill on the table left of the radio. When the ax actually hits the radio, the drill magically appears. See more »

Quotes

Bart Thompson: Well now we got a monster in here too. You better learn how to start knocking real quick, Hector.
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Connections

Referenced in The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33 (1961) See more »

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Jurassic Park, It Ain't!
3 March 2005 | by ClassixFanSee all my reviews

Now, that doesn't necessarily mean this is a bad film....quite the contrary, in my humble opinion. Sure, the story has some huge holes, but don't you watch a film to be entertained and just to let yourself relax without the need to think every minute? This film is definitely right up your alley, if you enjoy dinosaurs and stop-motion animation.

Basically, this is the story of a construction crew that finds the bodies of a T-Rex, Brontosaurus and caveman frozen in the waters off a tropical island. With the help of lightning, the beasties and the caveman are brought back among the living and the remainder of the story is all the action that takes place when you place three pre-historics out of their element. Good clean fun, some decent stop-animation effects and a great way to spend an afternoon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurus! See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fairview Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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