The Last Dinosaur

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The Last Dinosaur is a 1977 Japanese/American tokusatsu co-production, co-directed by Alexander Grasshoff and Shusei Kotani, billed as Tom Kotani, and co-produced by Japan's Tsuburaya Productions, and American interests for Rankin/Bass Productions. read more

The Last Dinosaur is a 1977 Japanese/American tokusatsu co-production, co-directed by Alexander Grasshoff and Shusei Kotani, billed as Tom Kotani, and co-produced by Japan's Tsuburaya Productions, and American interests for Rankin/Bass Productions. This B-movie first aired in the United States February 11, 1977 as a television movie on ABC and shortly afterwards was released in Japan as a theatrical feature. The film stars Richard Boone and Joan Van Ark. The score was composed, as was most of the music for all Rankin/Bass specials and series, by Maury Laws, while the title song, with lyrics by Jules Bass, was sung by Nancy Wilson, and arranged and conducted by Bernard Hoffer.

Original Release

02/11/1977

US Release

02/11/1977

Cast

Richard Boone Masten Thrust Jr.
Joan Van Ark Francesca 'Frankie' Banks / Francesca Banks
Steven Keats Chuck Wade
Luther Rackley Bunta
Masumi Sekiya Hazel
William Ross Hal - Mother 1 Chief Technician / Hal - Mother 1 Technician
Carl Hansen Barney
Nancy Magsig Thrust's Girl on Plane / Thrusts' Girl on Plane
Don Maloney Mother 1 Captain
Vanessa Cristina Reporter
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alexander Grasshoff, Tsugunobu Kotani

Writers

William Overgard

Cast

Richard Boone Masten Thrust Jr.
Joan Van Ark Francesca 'Frankie' Banks / Francesca Banks
Steven Keats Chuck Wade
Luther Rackley Bunta
Masumi Sekiya Hazel
William Ross Hal - Mother 1 Chief Technician / Hal - Mother 1 Technician
Carl Hansen Barney
Nancy Magsig Thrust's Girl on Plane / Thrusts' Girl on Plane
Don Maloney Mother 1 Captain
Vanessa Cristina Reporter
Toru Kawai Tyrannosaurus
Katsumi Nimiamoto Triceratops (front half)
Tetsu Nakamura Dr. Kawamoto
James Dale
Hyôe Enoki
Shunsuke Kariya Caveman Leader
Gary Gundersen

Producers

Editors

Minoru Kozono, Yoshitami Kuroiwa, Tatsuji Nakashizu

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