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The Lost World (2001)

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Made for British television, this two-part adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's adventure-fantasy novel The Lost World adroitly combines a straightforward retelling with an abundance of slyly satirical grace notes--not to mention deliberate echoes of such earlier films as Jurassic Park, Planet of the Apes and even Apocalypse Now. The basic plotline details the efforts of feuding scientists George Challenger (Bob Hoskins) and Summerlee (James Fox) to prove that dinosaurs still exist on a remote plateau somewhere in the Amazon jungles. They succeed in this endeavor, and also stumble upon a lost tribe of primitive humans, whose hearts and minds are captured by a mad missionary (Peter Falk). Though the film does not flinch in the special-effects department, there is still plenty of time left over for a quaintly old-fashioned romantic triangle involving sportsman Lord Roxton (Tom Ward), the lovely Agnes Mooney (Elaine Cassidy) and dashing Edward Malone (Matthew Rhys). And while there is action aplenty, the film remains scrupulously within the "suitable for children" category. Originally broadcast as the 2001 Christmas offering by BBC1, The Lost World premiered in the US over the A&E cable network on October 6 and 7, 2002.
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NR (not rated)
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Action & Adventure , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Cast

Bob Hoskins
as Prof. George Challenger
Peter Falk
as Rev. Theo Kerr
James Fox
as Prof. Leo Summerlee
Tom Ward
as Lord Roxton
Matthew Rhys
as Edward Malone
Elaine Cassidy
as Agnes Cluny
Tamati Rice
as Achille
Inia Maxwell
as Indian Leader
Tessa Peake-Jones
as Mrs. Hilda Summerlee
Tim Healy
as McArdle
Joanna Page
as Gladys
Tom Goodman-Hill
as Arthur Hare
Robert Hardy
as Illingworth
Malcolm Shields
as Lead Ape
Jasper Jacob
as Stuttgart Man
Michael Bertenshaw
as Reporter at Dock
Laurence Kennedy
as Angry Man
David Quilter
as Businessman
Terry Mortimer
as Businessman
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I really liked this mini-series. I have it on VHS, and I've seen it quite a few times. The special effects are great for a two-parter, and the acting is as well. It can get a bit slow at some points, but it's an overall great retelling of Sir Author Conan Doyle's novel.

Aidan Cosky
Aidan Cosky

By far the best and most accurate retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic. Strong performances and good special effects finally pay homage to a true classic.

Brian B
Brian B
½

Great Movie for young and old. Its Multi Disk. Will keep you on the edge of your seat. One I would watch over and over.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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