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Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)

International terrorists get a surprise when their cargo turns out to contain living dinosaurs. The army commando team now have to think fast, if they want to prevent the extinction of the human species, instead of the reptiles.

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Col. Rance Higgins
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Dr. Hodges
Rick Dean ...
Polchek
Anthony Peck ...
Gen. Pete Mercer
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Sanders
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B.T. Coolidge
Billy Burnette ...
Furguson
Morgan Englund ...
Rossi
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Sergeant
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Proudfoot
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Dolan
Abraham Gordon ...
Billings
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Police Officer Wilson (as Michael James McDonald)
David Roberson ...
Johnson
Jonathan Winfrey ...
Bob
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International terrorists are terrified when their hijacked cargo turns out to be genetically engineered dinosaurs. Now... the army commando team attempting recovery of this secret cargo is about to make the same deadly discovery! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Terror will never be extinct.

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Trivia

In America, the film's alternative title is Primal Species. It was originally going to not part of Carnosaur series. See more »

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When Rance throws the bomb into the Tyranosaur's mouth and detonates it a metal pole protruding from the puppets neck can be seen which previously connected the head to its body. See more »

Quotes

[When being attacked, and crammed in to a cramped space]
Dr. Hodges: There something I should tell you.
Col. Rance Higgins: Whats that?
Dr. Hodges: I'm clausterphobic
Col. Rance Higgins: Well, if you pass out on me now, you're dead!
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The American Dinosaur Association monitored all dinosaur action. Scenes depicting violence to dinosaurs were simulated. No dinosaur was harmed or mistreated during the making of this film. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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Were they serious??!!??
10 December 2005 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most hilariously bad movies I have ever had the privilege to see.

I watched this on DVD with a bunch of friends one Friday night and we just couldn't stop laughing from start to finish.

The story is simple enough: terrorists hijack a convoy they think is carrying weapons grade uranium, but it's actually carrying a bunch of man-eating dinosaurs. Easy mistake to make. Cue a startlingly incompetent team of Army Special Forces to tackle the prehistoric beasts. They are led by Colonel Rance, played by Scott Valentine; a man who seems to have perfected 'Smell the fart' acting, as advocated by Joey in Friends.

There's plenty of gore and an awful lot of shooting, but unfortunately Rance's team seem to have a problem aiming their weapons in the general direction of a horde of giant, lumbering monsters. Also, the lights always seem to flicker and go out whenever a Velociraptor attacks (preumably so we can't see how bad the creature effects are).

Having said all that, we all had a great deal of fun betting on who was going to get their head bitten off next.

As a Jusassic Park / Aliens style action adventure this movie stinks worse than a dinosaur's crotch, but as ludicrous, tongue-in-cheek entertainment it's a roaring success.


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