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Carnosaur (1993)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1993 (USA)
A genetically manipulated and very hungry dinosaur escapes from a bioengineering company and reeks havoc on the local desert town. A security guard and a girl environmentalist try to stop both it and the company's doomsday bioweapon.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Jane Tiptree
... 'Doc' Smith
... Ann 'Thrush'
... Sheriff Fowler
... Fallon
... 'Slim' Friar
... Jesse Paloma
Ed Williams ... Dr. Sterling Raven
Andrew Magarian ... Swanson
... Peregrine
Lisa Moncure ... Susan Mallard
Myron Simon ... Vogel
... Lt. Colonel Wren (as Jeff Foster)
... Miss Kroghe
Michael Elliott ... Siegel
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A brilliant geneticist, Diane Ladd, plans to expose a lethal virus to every human being on the planet. Her objective: to destroy humankind in favour of her new strain of prehistoric dinosaurs. Two people stand in the way of her diabolical plan, a cynical night watchman and a lovely idealistic environmentalist. The two must overcome their differences long enough to uncover the scientist's scheme and fight her carnivorous creations in a desperate battle against the extinction of the human race. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Driven to extinction. Back for revenge.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for monster violence and language | See all certifications »

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21 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carnosaur - La distruzione  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,127, 23 May 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,753,979
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Trivia

The skin material of the full sized, mechanical T. Rex was fabricated by Kenneth J. Hall's company Total Fabrication. The process took five weeks. See more »

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Dolly tracks are visible in the foreground when Doc gets trapped in the laser projection. See more »

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Dr. Jane Tiptree: Oh, a human being is the worst. Human species is a disaster, and they gotta be stopped.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dinosaur Island (2015) See more »

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STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by Regis McNicholas
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The darkest dinosaur film I've ever seen!
21 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

So much more horror then any Jurassic Park movie! Carnosaur is one of the only films that the genre falls into "horror" and "dinosaurs." From beginning to end it's a true cult-classic for a those few die hard fans that are out there. But let's hope they don't go extinct. The #1 complaint has been that the special effects suck. Okay, the T-Rex was too fake for me but the little green raptor really rocks. Like when it takes down those idiotic kids in their jeep to when it takes down those chained environmentalists. And I loved how the writer named all the major characters after birds. What an irony! And for the novel, every dino fan should read Harry Adam Knight's Carnosaur! I own the novel on paperback and it is no longer in print from what I've heard so run and find a copy from a used shop or the web. And I really thought it was funny how some of the characters would be eating chicken like Clint Howard and then get taken down by the dinosaur. How ironic! I would have given this movie a perfect 10 if it only if they had dropped the concept about "women giving birth to dinosaurs"! But a movie like this is so rare to find and so fun to watch. And you'll never look at chickens the same way again!

8/10


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