LOCH NESS MONSTER MOVIE, the

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Genres:

  • Animation
  • Comedy
  • Fantasy

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Screen Collection

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: LOCH NESS MONSTER MOVIE, the

Reference number: 2701

Date: 1984

Director: d. Ian Rintoul

Sponsor: [ Scottish Film Production Fund, BBC Television]

Production company: Quinlan Film Group

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 18:11 mins

Description: Comedy about the "escape" of the Loch Ness Monster into the Firth of Forth and subsequent terrorisation of the city of Edinburgh.

See also film refs. 2700, 2855 and 2856

Credits: sd. rec. John Welford
ph. Ian Rintoul, Steven Begg, Norman Pollock, Ron Miller, Fred McLeod, Grant Cameron
p. assoc. Norman Pollock, Alan Scott
special sd. effects Jim Cuthbert
props Bob Stevens, John Barron
cam. ass. Alan Marshall, Ricky Donaldson, Scott Miller
miniatures and special effects Second Unit
ph. stills/graphics Alan Scott

Shotlist: ORIGINALLY TIMED AT 17 mins 30 seconds, HOWEVER REVISED TIMINGS FROM THE DIGI-BETA SHOW THE LENGTH TO BE 18 mins 11 seconds.

The USA buys up a portion of land in the Scottish Highlands which includes Loch Ness. During a thunderstorm "Nessie" leaves the loch and is sighted on shore. The US argues in the United Nations that the monster belongs to them. Nessie is taken by truck to Edinburgh but the truck crashes on the Forth Bridge and the monster escapes into the Firth of Forth. She then terrorises Edinburgh, finally being buried in the rubble of a building she has knocked down. USA and UK restore relations. US helicopter then spots another "Nessie"........... (18.30)