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Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)

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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
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Gen. Pete Mercer
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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

Adam Simon and Louis Morneau (directors of the first two films respectively) are credited as "Carnosaur Consultants" in this film See more »

Goofs

In the opening shot, the convoy starts out with a jeep, troop carrier, semi-truck with the dinosaur trailer, and two jeeps at the tail end. Over the following shots, the convoy changes to having one jeep at the end, then two jeeps at the end, then only one jeep again, and finally two jeeps again when the ambush occurs. See more »

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[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 The Little Rascals (1994) See more »

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Primal Species is brilliant
13 October 2002 | by (Belfast, Ireland) – See all my reviews

All Jurassic Park fans should love this. It's a low budget Jurassic Park only scarier and gorier.

It starts off with a few pathetic terrorists trying to steal Uranium to build a weapon but when opening what they've stolen they find out that it's 2 Velociraptors. They've also stolen an asexual reproducing T-rex which appears later in the film. Their mistake proves fatal. The army investigate it. They find out about the Carnosaurs but they have to capture them alive. This proves difficult.

The special effects weren't great but at least they didn't hide the dinosaurs so the audience could barely see them.

This film is gory so if your squeamish avoid this film at all costs and there is enough gore to satisfy gore hounds. This film is also scary and suspenseful.

I recommend this film to all those people who loved Jurassic Park. If you see it and its cheap, buy it! 8 out of 10.


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