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Theodore Rex (1995)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Family  |  14 December 1995 (Germany)
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In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizar Kane
Dr. Veronica Shade
Theodore Rex (voice)
Molly Rex (voice)
Commissioner Lynch
Alex Summers
Tony T. Johnson ...
Susie Coelho ...
Dr. Armitraj
Edith Diaz ...


In a future town a female police detective (Whoopi Goldberg) has to colaborate with Theodore Rex, a genetically generated Tyrannosaurus Rex, in order to investigate the murder of another dinosaure. Written by Volker Boehm

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The world's toughest cop is getting a brand new partner. He's a real blast from the past.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 December 1995 (Germany)  »

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T. Rex  »

Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although the movie was a straight-to-video film in the US (even the most expensive straight-to-video film ever at the time of its release) it was, however, shown theatrically in many countries around the world including Germany, Spain, France, Japan, Portugal, UK and South Africa. See more »


When Katie talks to Theodore about his breath, it's a very obvious voice-over that doesn't fit at all. See more »


Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2012) See more »


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Music by Alan Hawkshaw
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This movie is lower than "bad".
6 October 2005 | by ("The Shire", Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Poor Whoopi Goldberg. Imagine her at a friend's dinner party, and she adds a comment to the in-depth political discussion going on. People just look at her and say, "Oh what would YOU know, you were the star of 'Theodore Rex'". How could anyone take her seriously after she lowered herself to be the star of this appalling piece of crap? Even little kids would be cringing in horror at this Thing. It reminded me of a particularly bad episode of 'Sigmund And The Sea Monsters'. Actually, come to think of it, 'Sigmund' was vastly superior to this.

And however did it get made? By plying the producer with an illegal substance before telling him about it? Watch this hideous abomination at your own peril.

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