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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
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Lisa Moncure ...
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Myron Simon ...
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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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Rated R for monster violence and language | See all certifications »

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21 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carnosaur - La distruzione  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,753,979 (USA)
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Shot in eighteen days. See more »

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When the T Rex attacks Jesse, there is a close of of its head coming at the camera, mouth open. This shot is upside down. See more »

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Dr. Jane Tiptree: The earth was not made for us - she was made for the dinosaurs.
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STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by REGIS McNICHOLAS
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Cheesy adaptation, but still watchable
16 November 2012 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

After a series of strange deaths rock their small desert town, a group of friends tie the incidents to a scientist's genetically-engineered dinosaurs running amok in an attempt to pave over society and race to stop them.

This here turned out to be quite an enjoyable and cheesy rip-off at times. One of its better aspects is that the film's actually quite bloody and gory, much more so than expected which is a great factor. With the shower of blood on display, we also get plenty of limbs ripped off, dismemberments and decapitations, which is found in the movie's highlight sequence where it attacks a group of protesters chained to a series of trees and it swoops down to chomp on them in quite vicious manners, leading to a big action chase but with all the gore on display, even coming up with a realistic manner of doing so with muscle and tissue visibly shown to be pulled away from the victim makes for an impressive visual. While this does have a slew of problems with regards to its special effects being obviously a man's hand in a puppet being whisked through the scenery to simulate it's advancement through the area, these moments of utter cheese work to create a sense of charm with the film that's almost impossible to top, even though the story has a ton of continuity problems, a downer of an ending and several other problems. It's good points outweigh the flaws, only if they appeal to you though.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.


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