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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Elizar Kane
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Dr. Veronica Shade
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Spinner
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Edge
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Molly Rex (voice)
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Commissioner Lynch
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Alaric
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Rogan
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Dr. Armitraj
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Toymaker
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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.


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

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$33,000,000 (estimated)
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Intended for theatrical release. The finished film was so bad that the studio decided to cut their losses and sent it straight to video in the US, making it 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 »

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Theodore Rex's shoes change from red to blue and back throughout the movie. See more »

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Too Cool
Words and music by Terry Wilson and Spencer Proffer
Performed by Teresa James
Produced and arranged by Spencer Proffer and Terry Wilson
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Okay, but not great
24 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Theodore Rex is apparently much hated; some people have given it a 10-star rating, but I'm going to go with sarcasm on their parts. However, over half the people who've rated this gave it a 1. I suspect this is as much an effort to put this movie into the bottom 100 as anything else. The movie is not that bad. It isn't wonderful either, but it isn't abominable. I liked it as a kid, and while it isn't a masterpiece, it is watchable as a kid at least. It was a mediocre movie, but I thought it was fun.

That being said, don't think this is some amazing movie. It isn't. It is watchable and mediocre, but there are lots of better movies around. But it definitely doesn't deserve a 1. This movie may not be mind-blowing, but it isn't the Land Before Time XI or Plan 9 From Outer Space. It is better than a lot of the insipid romantic comedies starring Jennifer Lopez. But its below the level of high quality entertainment.

I'd not recommend buying it, but watching it once isn't a loss.


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