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Carnosaur (1993)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1993 (USA)
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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'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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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

While Diane Ladd appears in this movie, her daughter, Laura Dern appeared in another dinosaur film, Jurassic Park (1993). Clint Howard's niece, 'Bryce Dallas Howard' (qv} later starred in one of the Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World (2015). 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

Sheriff Fowler: I just want some peace and quiet.
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Edited into Raptor (2001) See more »

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STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by Regis McNicholas
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Reminds me of spaghetti...
20 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first time when I was in high school. My friends and I were looking for a bad horror flick, and we were right on our renting fee money when we picked out this gem. If you want to watch a movie that is scary, uses realistic-looking-dinosaurs, and authentic-looking blood and guts, then this movie is not right for you. Do not take it even remotely seriously. If you are looking for a good laugh, then, please, take this movie seriously. Somewhere between the horrible cinematography, several messily mauled treehuggers, and the science that completely lacked any validity whatsoever, I found myself actually rolling on the floor, convulsing with laughter. I now proudly own the entire trilogy of Carnosaur-ridden hilarity. If you have seen Ed Wood and became intrigued with bad cinema, then Carnosaur should be just right for you.


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