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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

Shot in eighteen days. See more »

Goofs

Dolly tracks are visible in the foreground when Doc gets trapped in the laser projection. See more »

Quotes

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

Edited into Dinosaur Island (1994) See more »

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STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by REGIS McNICHOLAS
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Original title: Carnoturkey
8 October 2001 | by (British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the worst movies I have ever seen and it has left a lasting impression on my mind, because it is so bad!

I don't understand how or why any sane person could write or direct such a terrible film. "Carnosaur" is a lame excuse for a horror movie. I didn't get scared once, instead I only wondered why the hell I rented it. There wasn't one character which I liked or cared about, there was hardly any character development, the dialogue is cheesy (as can be expected with this genre), the acting is laughable and melodramatic, the music is boring, the direction is bad, the makeup is fake and the dinosaurs...they look okay on the cover, but in the movie they move robotically and you'd have to be blind to not notice the cheap animatronics involved.

The biggest reason I disliked this film so much though, was because it was so dark. I'm not saying I'm a chicken when it comes to dark movies, I love them, but what I mean is most of it takes place in the dark, giving it a depressing feel and making it's low budget visible. Maybe the film makers thought that this made it more scary, but it doesn't.

Elements of the plot would have made great "X-Files" or "Outer Limits" episodes. Unfortunately the film makers decided to make this big steaming pile of doo-doo.

Whatever you do, don't subject yourself to this torture, if you are a movie lover you'll have unpleasant memories of this thing for the rest of your life. Go rent "Jurassic Park" if you want to see a great movie with lots of dinosaurs. 2/8

P.S. If you want to see one of the best movies ever made, rent "The Usual Suspects", now that's a great film!


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