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Carnosaur (1993)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  21 May 1993 (USA)
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A genetically manipulated and very hungry dinosaur escapes from a bioengineering company and reeks havoc on the local desert town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Jane Tiptree
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'Doc' Smith
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Ann 'Thrush'
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Sheriff Fowler
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Fallon
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'Slim' Friar
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Jesse Paloma
Ed Williams ...
Dr. Sterling Raven
Andrew Magarian ...
Swanson
Brent Hinkley ...
Peregrine
Lisa Moncure ...
Susan Mallard
Myron Simon ...
Vogel
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Lt. Colonel Wren (as Jeff Foster)
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Miss Kroghe
Michael Elliott ...
Siegel
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Storyline

A brilliant geneticist, Diane Ladd, plans to expose a lethal virus to every human being on the planet. Her objective: to destroy humankind in favour of her new strain of prehistoric dinosaurs. Two people stand in the way of her diabolical plan, a cynical night watchman and a lovely idealistic environmentalist. The two must overcome their differences long enough to uncover the scientist's scheme and fight her carnivorous creations in a desperate battle against the extinction of the human race. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Driven to extinction. Back for revenge.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for monster violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carnosaur - La distruzione  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,753,979 (USA)
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Trivia

In addition to the many characters named after birds, two of the principals are named after science fiction writers. Dr. Jane Tiptree (Diane Ladd) - James Tiptree Jr. (the pen name of author Alice Bradley Sheldon) and 'Doc' Smith (Raphael Sbarge) - Edward E. Smith (Known as "Doc"). See more »

Goofs

During the climactic battle, when Doc gets to his feet after being knocked to the ground in the bobcat, there is a lighting stand at the back of the frame, on which a flag is mounted (for shaping the beam). See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Fowler: I just want some peace and quiet.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '93 (1994) See more »

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STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by REGIS McNICHOLAS
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I loved every minute of it.
15 February 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I've been a huge dinosaur nut ever since I was 3 years old. Possibly even before that, but my memory of being one goes back to when I was 3 (Yes, I actually remember this) and I saw my very first look at a dinosaur – a rubber (and I've since been told a very annoyingly squeaky) toy Triceratops. My parents bought it for me and from that moment on, my life's biggest passion was born – Dinosaurs. Growing up (and still to this day), I have to see anything that has dinosaurs in it, no matter how good or bad. As a kid, that wasn't really a problem – until 1993 when my 8-year-old eyes befell a little VHS tape on the video store shelf called Carnosaur. The dinosaur on the cover looked just awesome (again, at the time and to my kid eyes), as I had never before seen a live-action dinosaur beyond old black and white movies (side note: When I saw Jurassic Park for the first time later that very same year, it blew my little mind). I looked at the pictures on the back of the box and instantly knew I just had to see this movie. However, when I went to go bring it to my parents to rent it for me, they had forbidden it because it had the dreaded R Rating that has a long and evil history of stopping many young kids in their tracks. Now, to my young mind, I couldn't understand why a dinosaur movie - something I had thought was a topic that was always kid-friendly - was R Rated. Over the years, I kept seeing not only Carnosaur but it's growing number of sequels – first Carnosaur 2 and then Carnosaur 3: Primal Species, always checking out the pictures on the back and thinking how awesome these movies must be. Then in 2001, once I entered Grade 10 in High School and I was able to go out and rent what I wanted, the next time I saw the Carnosaur VHS tape sitting in that video store, I snatched it up and watched it. And yes...it was bad. Very bad. Horrible. Dreadful even. And I loved every minute of it.


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