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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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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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Alex Summers
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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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Trivia

Jonathan R. Betuel retired from directing after this film. He felt the studio didn't market it correctly. See more »

Goofs

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

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

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Rudy
Written and Arranged by Walter Egan
Performed by The Malibooz
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Possibly the greatest cinematic experience of all time!!!!
10 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Theodore Rex is possibly the greatest cinematic experience of all time, and is certainly a milestone in human culture, civilization and artistic expression!! In this compelling intellectual masterpiece, Jonathan R. Betuel aligns himself with the great film makers of the 20th century, such as Francis Ford Copola, Martin Scorcese, Orson Welles and Roman Polanski. The special effects are nothing less than breathtaking, and make any work by Spielberg look trite and elementary. At the time of it's release, Theodore Rex was such a revolutionary gem that it raised the bar of film-making to levels never anticipated by film makers. The concept of making not just a motion picture featuring a dinosaur, but adapting an action packed, thrilling detective novel, co-staring a "talking" dinosaur with a post-modern name such as "Theodore", and an existential female police officer changed humanity as we know it. The world could never be the same after experiencing such magnificent beauty. Watching Theodore Rex is much akin to looking into the face of God and hearing Him say "you are my most beloved creation." This is one of the few films that is simply TO DIE FOR!!!


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