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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 »

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

Complete credited cast:
Ward Ramsey 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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Today's most astounding adventure...that started a million years ago! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta ao Mundo Pré-Histórico See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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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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Trivia

Originally, it was intended for Steve McQueen to star in this film, after he had appeared in The Blob (1958) from the same producer and director. However, McQueen had been so difficult to work with, that they didn't even bother. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double as Julio runs away from cantina. Actor Alan Roberts is much shorter and smaller in stature. 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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Featured in Schlock (1973) See more »

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My First Movie
18 July 2003 | by drsmcduncanSee all my reviews

I have an emotional attachment to this movie, as it was the first movie I ever went to a theater to see. As a six year old living in Fairbanks, Alaska, I begged my mother to take me to see this move about my childhood passion, dinosaurs. Thirty years later, I stumbled across a copy of this film at a video store and purchased it. I was surprised to find that, despite the rather unrealistic dinosaur animation, the movie holds up pretty well. Although much criticism has been directed against the leads in this film, Wayne Treadway as Dumpy ("Dinosaurus!"), Jack Younger as Jasper (Jasper: "Well, we're looking for a caveman, right? So, I think we ought to look in a cave!" Hacker: "Very good, Jasper, I had no idea you were an anthropologist." Jasper: "Not a very good one, boss. I haven't been to church in years.") and Gregg Martell as the Neanderthal Man turn in excellent performances in supporting roles. Martell, especially, combines comedy and pathos in his portrayal of a man caught out of his time but still very much a human being. The scene where Julio (Alan Roberts) rides the back of his pet brontosaurus thrilled me and the final battle between the T-Rex and the steam shovel gave me nightmares for years. How many good movies can you say that about?


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