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Loch Ness (1996)

A scientist tries to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster.

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John Henderson

Writer:

John Fusco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Dempsey
Joely Richardson ... Laura
Ian Holm ... Water Bailiff
Harris Yulin ... Dr. Mercer
James Frain ... Adrian Foote
Keith Allen ... Gordon Shoals
Nick Brimble ... Andy Maclean
Kirsty Graham ... Isabel
Harry Jones Harry Jones ... Wee Wullie
Philip O'Brien ... Dr. Abernathy
Joseph Greig Joseph Greig ... Guideon
John Dair John Dair ... Macleish
John Verea ... Tow Truck Driver
Debora Weston Debora Weston ... Dr. Hunter (as Deborah Weston)
Wolf Kahler ... Dr. Muller
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Storyline

Dr. Dempsey, an American scientist who has become a skeptic after a disastrous wrong call, isn't exactly enthusiastic to be sent by his well-funded employer to Scotland to (dis)prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster, but has no choice. He finds the locals stubborn, "primitive" and all but hospitable, not in the least because the Nessie legend is the only tourist attraction, but still gets romantically attracted by his independent inn-keeper Laura, and both her kid and his enthusiastic local assistant end up making him face a small family of Nessie-dinosaurs, but is this to be made public? Written by KGF Vissers

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for 1500 years one legend remains undiscovered undisturbed until now LOCH NESS See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, mild sensuality and a fist fight | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El misterio de Loch Ness See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ted Danson enjoyed being in Scotland. In an interview with The Daily Record, he stated that it was a pilgrimage to see the place of his maternal grandfather's birth. See more »

Goofs

In the outdoor village scenes seaweed can be clearly seen, this indicates that they were shot next to tidal sea water. Loch Ness is a fresh water loch and hence has no seaweed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jonathan Dempsey: The only thing I got from my grandmother was bad eyes.
Laura McFetridge: Oh no, I think you have nice e...
Dr. Jonathan Dempsey: Uh, what I meant was that I'm far-sighted.
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Connections

Referenced in Frank Skinner Live in Birmingham (1998) See more »

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Wishy Washy, Lovey Dovey wholesome family type stuff
3 January 1999 | by ScottyBSee all my reviews

This movie can be enjoyed as long as you are prepared to accept the plot for what it is - A far fetched romantic tale to well the tears in your eyes and make you think "Awww... isn't that sweet" The plot as far as the actual "Beastie of the Loch" is far-fetched enough without stretching the bounds or reality with the love story.

Being far-fetched does not, however, mean that this movie is not worth watching. I actually quite enjoyed it, and was able to watch along with a young family without having to cringe at foul language or blatant sex scenes. Take this movie for what it is - family entertainment. The kids will live the monster storyline and the special effects, the romantic among us will sniffle at the course of true love, and the others will probably find this to be a fairly average, fairly entertaining way to spend 90 minutes or so of your time.


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