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Theodore Rex (1995)

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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(as Jonathan Betuel)
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Bottom Rated Movies #85 | 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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Theodore Rex (voice)
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Molly Rex (voice)
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Commissioner Lynch
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Alaric
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Alex Summers
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Rogan
Tony T. Johnson ...
Sebastian
Susie Coelho ...
Dr. Armitraj
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Toymaker
Edith Diaz ...
Ella
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Storyline

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. See more »


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

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14 December 1995 (Germany)  »

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T. Rex  »

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$33,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The first and only (as of 2012) direct-to-video film to be nominated for a Razzie. See more »

Goofs

When the Guy in a Bag calls out to the caterpillar, it rises up. The puppet operator's hand is clearly visible in the first shot, lifting it from underneath the table. See more »

Quotes

Theodore Rex: I almost forgot. Cookie.
[shoots out cookie from machine]
Theodore Rex: Macadamia. Yes.
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Soundtracks

Errol's Choice
Music by Alan Hawkshaw
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Possibly the greatest cinematic experience of all time!!!!
10 May 2006 | by 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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