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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
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Gen. Pete Mercer
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Sanders
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B.T. Coolidge
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Rossi
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Sergeant
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Proudfoot
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Dolan
Abraham Gordon ...
Billings
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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

The film premiered in Germany during November 1996 but did not premiere in America until January 1997, although the DVD had already been released. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, the sergeant just finishes relieving himself from the back of a moving jeep when he reacts to an explosion before it actually happens. 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 Die xue jie tou (1990) See more »

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Fine effort though there's some problems overall
16 November 2012 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Receiving word of a terrorist unit at work in the area, a Special Forces unit goes to investigate and finds the terrorists had unintentionally intercepted a shipment of genetically-engineered dinosaurs and races to corral them before they escape.

This here wasn't all that bad of an effort, though it's definitely the weakest of the whole series and has its share of faults. One of the biggest issues in the film is the fact that there's an extreme lack of dinosaur action present, as the short running time barely has them even in the movie and the majority of the scenes are all placed at the end which is quite inexcusable for a film about dinos to begin with. Having the film mostly centered around the two military units getting to know each other and forced to work with each other to contain the dinosaurs makes this one quite hard to really get interested in, since the film's main focus is elsewhere instead of on the main point, and the endless scenes of them getting to know each other gets quite exhaustive after a while. As such, the common factor of having the dinosaurs look like puppets is quite hard to get over, though by this time in the series it should be required knowledge going on that's what's going to be featured. There's still some good dinosaur action at the end where they're trapped in the cargo hold of the ship, which means that there's the exploring of the cramped quarters to exploit in terms of suspense and the usual liberal doses of blood and gore on display, as well as in the first big action scene where they escape and menace the terrorists in the warehouse, but otherwise this is the blatant low-end of the series.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Adult Language.


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