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Adventures in Dinosaur City (1991)

A scientist's kids are sucked into a TV screen and wind up in the Stone Age with cavemen and dinosaurs.

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Brett Thompson

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Wili Baronet (screenplay), Lisa Morton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Martorana Marc Martorana ... Tops
Tony Doyle ... Rex
R.A. Mihailoff ... Mr. Big
Don Barnes Don Barnes ... King
Omri Katz ... Timmy
Shawn Hoffman ... Mick
Peter Koch ... Link (as Pete Koch)
Tiffanie Poston Tiffanie Poston ... Jamie
Megan Hughes Megan Hughes ... Missy
Mimi Maynard Mimi Maynard ... Dana
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Gil (as Steven W. Anderson)
Jeff Asch ... Bigfoot (as Jeffrey Asch)
Sebastian Massa Sebastian Massa ... Bear
Kimberly Beck ... Chanteuse
Kevin Thompson ... Mr. Small
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Storyline

A scientist's kids are sucked into a TV screen and wind up in the Stone Age with cavemen and dinosaurs.

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Taglines:

They're not cold-blooded... They're just cool! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure violence and mild language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurs See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Smart Egg Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Another cut scene from the domestic release featured Timmy's mom and dad at the their convention with a roomful of scientists all holding oranges in wonder after a successful teleportation exercise. Mom is on the phone trying to contact Timmy while Dad basks in the glow of his success. The funny scene was one of the director's favorites. See more »

Quotes

Gil: A boy your age should be out, oh, splitting atoms, or whatever it is boys do.
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Alternate Versions

Six scenes were filmed but cut from the North American release of the film. These include scenes in which (1) Timmy's father urges the kids to play outside before leaving, (2) the kids enter the lab, (3) the Rockies make a prolonged visit to Saur City, (4) the Rockies have an extended audience with Mr. Big during which Bear is incinerated, (5) the Rockies make an extended entrance into the Tar Town bar, and (6) Jamie hoodwinks the prison guards in Mr. Big's tower. See more »


Soundtracks

I KNOW A PLACE
Written by Bill Reveles
Performed by Jane Wiedlin
Published by Smart Egg Pictures S.A. & Beat Street Music
(c) 1991 Smart Egg Pictures S.A. & Beat Street Music
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Underrated, and misunderstood.
15 June 2004 | by zhevkovSee all my reviews

This movie isn't about a sophisticated attempt to tunnel into the past

using a sample memory storage device to extrapolate possible scenarios.

No. This movie is about KIDS.

It's a plausible daydream-fantasy for a child interested in dinosaurs

(Geller, Ross Jr. ?), cartoons (oh, small crowd there) and any kind of

technobabble (see StarTrek) - it teaches hardship in life and the value

of friendships, much as those popular (*sickly*) children shows. It

teaches the American Dream. Give your kids a chance with this one -

they'll probably love it; just as i did when i was 7 or 8.


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