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The Last Dinosaur

The Last Dinosaur
The Last Dinosaur
Starring Richard Boone, Joan Van Ark, Steven Keats, Luther Rackley, Masumi Sekiya and William Ross, «The Last Dinosaur» is an Adventure/Science Fiction film directed by Alexander Grasshoff & Shusei Kotani, and written by William Overgard, released in the USA on February 11 of 1977.
Directed by
Alexander Grasshoff
and Shusei Kotani

Written by
William Overgard

Arthur Rankin Jr.
and Jules Bass

Associate producer
Masaki ╬zuka
Kinshiro Ohkubo, Kazuyoshi Kasai
and Benni Korzen

Producer: Tsuburaya Productions
Noboru Tsuburaya

Wealthy big-game hunter Maston Thrust (Richard Boone) has a multi-million dollar company, "Thrust INC.", which successfully drills for oil under the polar caps with a manned laser drill, called the "Polar Borer". When only one man returns from a Bore Expedition, Thurst calls a press conference. It appears that the borer was going through a routine check in the icecaps when it suddenly surfaced in a valley which was super-heated by a volcano. The crew , all except for geologist Chuck Wade (Steven Keats) (Steven Keats), get [...]

Who are the directors of "The Last Dinosaur"?

Alexander Grasshoff is an American director, and producer.

In 1977, when "The Last Dinosaur" was released, Grasshoff was 46 years of age.

Alexander Grasshoff has directed movies such as "Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws", released in 1978, "Billions for Boris"(1984), "The Jailbreakers"(1960).

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Shusei Kotani has directed movies such as "Kaettekita wakadaish˘", released in 1981, "Ore no sora da ze! Wakadaish˘"(1970), "Gekitotsu! Wakadaish˘"(1976), "Ganbare! Wakadaish˘"(1975), "The Bushido Blade"(1981), and "Sukkari... sono ki de!"(1981).

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What was the release date of "The Last Dinosaur"?

"The Last Dinosaur" was first released in the United States on Friday, February 11, 1977. Also released on Friday, February 11, 1977 have been "Casanova di Federico Fellini, Il" (dir. Federico Fellini), "Thieves" (dir. John Berry and Alfred Viola), and "A Special Magnum for Tony Saitta" (dir. Alberto De Martino)

Release date for the United States:
  • Friday, February 11, 1977

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Richard Boone Masten Thrust
Joan Van Ark Frankie Banks
Steven Keats Chuck Wade
Luther Rackley Bunta
Masumi Sekiya Hazel
William Ross Expedition Captain

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Technical Details

Genres:Adventure / Science Fiction
Release date:
United States United States    February, 11, 1977  
Japan Japan    September, 15, 1977  
Sound mix:Mono
Soundtrack:The Last Dinosaur - Sung by 'Nancy Wilson ' Music by Maury Laws Lyrics by Jules Bass Arranged and Conducted by Bernard Hoffer
Countries:Japan Japan
United States United States
Runtime:1h 35min (95min) (TV version)
1h 46min (106min) (uncut version)
United States United States    Not Rated

*Sources: Rankin/Bass Productions, Tsuburaya Productions and Wikipedia
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