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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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Taglines:

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

The main dinosaur in this movie is a Deinonychus but can be confused for the more commonly used Velociraptor. The other dinosaur to appear was a Tyranosaurus Rex. See more »

Goofs

When Barbara looks inside the Jeep with the corpses of the guys killed at the beginning, you can see that the girl is moving, and the guy is breathing. See more »

Quotes

[about to kill the dinosaur]
'Doc' Smith: I hate wildlife!
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Crazy Credits

Credits scroll down instead of up See more »

Connections

Followed by Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by REGIS McNICHOLAS
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User Reviews

 
Funny dino splatter - watch immediately after Jurassic Park
13 May 2002 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This little Roger Corman produced film is pretty funny. It has some crazy scientist who thinks that people have violated and exploited nature and also animals for so long, that it is now the time for a payback. The plot is pretty confusing (as usual) but soon very hungry and angry dinosaurs are eating people alive in hilarious trash scenes.

The effects are OK and you'll love this if you like trash cinema. This is not great movie, but great in its own little category which has to be understood. If you only like mainstream s*it like Armageddon or Jurassic Park 1-3 then you'll hate this and laugh yourself alive. But viewed as a trash picture without significant cinematic or artistic values Carnosaur is OK. I haven't seen the sequels but will pick them up if opportunity appears.

5/10


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