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Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  5 June 2009 (USA)
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On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.


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Shannon Lemke ...
Stevie Wash Jr. ...
Tar Pits Kid (as Steven Wash Jr.)
Kevin Buitrago ...
Jon Kent Ethridge ...
Teenager (as Jon Kent Ethridge II)


Palaeontologist Rick Marshall takes Will and Holly into a new world of danger, dinosaurs and big bug-eyed lizard people while trying to find their way back home and, too, save the universe and in doing so saving his reputation. With the dinosaur with brains, brawn and personality and the adventure of scientific advancement and exotic beasts in a far away land, it all adds up to time traveling fun and frolics. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Right place. Wrong time. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tierra perdida  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,837,350 (USA) (5 June 2009)


£1,409,998 (UK) (7 August 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Land of the Lost series was remade in the 1990s, with Timothy Bottoms as the father, although in this version his name was Tom Porter, not Will Marshall. Bottoms and Will Ferrell are both well known for their impersonations of George W. Bush. See more »


When Dr. Marshall is being chased around by the T-Rex in the desert. At one point it picks him up by his backpack and rips it apart and destroys it. He doesn't have it for the rest of that part. Then when they are climbing the volcano, he has it again on his back. See more »


[first lines]
Astronaut: Mission Control, come in. Mission Control, do you read?
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Crazy Credits

The early 1970's Universal logo is used in the opening credits. See more »


Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.45 (2009) See more »


Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker (as The Wiener Philharmoniker)
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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6 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I could tell from the trailers that if you were not a committed Will Ferrell fan, or stoned out of your mind, that this movie would probably be trashed by the experts. You either find his absurd comedy funny or find it a senseless insult to your intelligence. For me, there were a couple times when I really laughed out loud (and I was sober as a judge), most of the time I simply had a smile on my face as I watched the master make a complete fool of himself - which is what Will Ferrell does. I read some of these in-depth critiques in utter amazement. I mean, really, what were you expecting to see? It is a very light hearted spoof of one of the most ridiculous TV series in history. Generally, I thought it was funny, we've been repeating some of the funnier, albeit, totally ridiculous scenes all day. I do strongly caution parents with children. When Will Ferrell says PG-13 he isn't kidding. Sexual innuendo and drug references are going to be quite uncomfortable for the prudish crowd.

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