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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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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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Jesse Paloma
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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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dinosaur | virus | desert | scientist | b movie | See more »

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Driven to extinction. Back for revenge.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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21 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Carnosaur  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,753,979 (USA)
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The skin material of the full sized, mechanical T. Rex was fabricated by Kenneth J. Hall's company Total Fabrication. The process took five weeks. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when the people get killed inside the Jeep, there is blood all over the interior, but later, when the police are investigating the scene, there is noticeably less blood on the inside of the windows. See more »

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'Doc' Smith: It's heading this way!
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Referenced in Älgigen (1999) See more »

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STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by REGIS McNICHOLAS
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The Darkest Dinosaur Movie I've Ever Seen
30 July 2002 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

Carnosaur definitely takes the top spot of the dark and unusual dinosaur movies. The almost noir atmosphere of this movie really makes it creepy, at least until the dinosaurs show themselves. Unfortunately, the spooky air of this movie looses its feel when the rubber puppet dinosaurs show up. Sad to say, the Velociraptor dinosaur in this movie is only a step above a Muppet, and the Tyrannosaurus is only slightly better. However, I still enjoyed the movie for the ham and cheese it is. Dianne Ladd really takes her mad scientist role to interesting places in this movie. The excessive gore I could've done without, but it doesn't detract too much from the film overall. A great 'bad' movie that true b-movie fans shouldn't miss.


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