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Dinosaur 13

PG| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary

When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found.  But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government,
powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.


Director: Todd Douglas Miller

Genres: Documentary

Dinosaur 13 (2014)

Release Date: August 15th, 2014|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • Guaranteed to fan antigovernment sentiments among its audiences, Dinosaur 13 is less about paleontology than it is about prosecutorial overreach, political gamesmanship, dinosaur swindlers and true crime — if in fact crimes were even committed, and/or committed by the people accused. show more

  • Mostly, Dinosaur 13 is far too long, slogging along without momentum or suspense. These events would have been better handled in a single installment of Dateline. show more

  • Begins as a vibrant and uplifting tale about exploration and discovery, then quickly turns into a soul-crushing lament about bureaucracy and defeat. show more

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Here Are Paleontologist Peter Larson's 5 Favorite Dinosaur Movies

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Moviefone Staff on August 6, 2014

Ever wondered what dinosaur movies a real-life paleontologist watches when he's not studying dinosaurs? Well, today's your lucky day. In honor of the release of his new documentary, "Dinosaur 13," ...

Watch Live! Peter Larson & Todd Douglas Miller Talk 'Dinosaur 13'

Posted by
Corey Teich on August 5, 2014

Nearly 20 years ago, paleontologist Peter Larson (center) discovered the most complete T-Rex to date. He nicknamed her Sue, then wound up in jail after a small battle with the government over the foss...

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