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Loch Ness (1995)





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A scientist finds himself walking a fine line between reason and fantasy in this family-oriented drama. Dr. Jonathan Dempsey (Ted Danson) is an American scientist who has devoted his career to searching out the truth behind contemporary legends and psudeo-scientific phenomena like Bigfoot, which has not gained him much credibility among his peers. Dempsey's superior, Dr. Mercer (Harris Yulin), has a new project that would seem to be right up his alley -- Mercer wants Dempsey to travel to Scotland to prove once and for all that there is no such thing as the Loch Ness Monster. Dempsey takes the assignment and settles into a small hotel near the Loch run by Laura MacFeteridge (Joely Richardson), a single mother with a young daughter, Isabel (Kirsty Graham). Isabel strikes up an immediate friendship with Dempsey while her mother soon takes a more mature interest in the American scientist, but most of the locals don't take kindly to the notion of an outsider flying in to prove that Nessie isn't real, especially the town's self-proclaimed monster expert the Water Bailiff (Ian Holm). What Dempsey does learn about Nessie surprises him a great deal -- and so does his decision about what to do with his findings. Jim Henson's Creature Shop pitched in for the special effects sequences with Nessie. Loch Ness was released theatrically in Europe, but had its American premiere as a network television presentation.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: John Fusco
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 21, 2005
PolyGram Video


Ted Danson
as Dr. Jonathan Dempsey
Joely Richardson
as Laura MacFeteridge
Ian Holm
as The Water Bailiff
Harris Yulin
as Dr. Mercer
James Frain
as Adrian Foote
Keith Allen
as Gordon Shoals
Nick Brimble
as Andy Maclean
Kirsty Graham
as Isabel MacFeteridge
Harry Jones
as Wee Wullie
Phillip O'Brien
as Dr. Abernathy
Joseph Greig
as Guideon
John Dair
as Macleish
John Verea
as Tow-Truck Driver
Deborah Weston
as Dr. Hunter
Wolf Kahler
as Dr. Muller
Julian Curry
as Englishman
Roger Sloman
as Norwegian
Brian Pettifer
as Repairman
John Stahl
as Fisherman No. 1
Graham McGregor
as Fisherman No. 2
Pamela Kelly
as Mary McFarlane
Janette Foggo
as Rhoda Tait
John Savident
as Dr. Binns
Richard Vernon
as Aged Professor
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Critic Reviews for Loch Ness

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

...entertaining enough, though entirely forgettable...

Full Review… | June 26, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

July 23, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | October 6, 2004
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Audience Reviews for Loch Ness

This movie touched some very interesting factors about the mystical Loch Ness Monster. Ted Danson stars as an US scientist who travels to Scotland with the agenda to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster. This movie was easy going and interesting, I liked the story and the fine touch of humour it has.

Naughtia Nahazhina

Super Reviewer

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