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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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Storyline

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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Original author John Brosnan (who wrote the book under the pseudonym Harry Adam Knight) was first approached to write the screenplay in mid-1991 by Roger Corman's wife Julie Corman, who formalized the deal at Brosnan's drinking club, and drew up the contract on a bar napkin. As the film was meant to compete with Jurassic Park (1993), Brosnan later wrote that he was taken aback when it was revealed that the film's budget would have only been $1 million. Although concerned that the restrictive budget would require a reduction in the amount of dinosaurs used, Corman assured him that he was free to write whatever he wanted, and that any modifications would be made in the final draft. Once Brosnan sent his first draft to Hollywood, he lost all contact with the film crew. His screenplay had in fact been heavily revised to the point where his credit had been reduced to "original story". See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when the people get killed inside the Jeep, there is blood all over the interior, but later, when the police are investigating the scene, there is noticeably less blood on the inside of the windows. See more »

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Fallon: The last thing we need is a biotech panic about chickens!
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STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by Regis McNicholas
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One of the Better Corman Produced Films
19 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching Carnosaur years ago when it was released. This movie actually bothered me at the time, especially with its ending. The movie doesn't bother me anymore, but I do find it very enjoyable and has a great re-watch value to it.

Diane Ladd has created a disease that only effects females. This disease impregnates them and causes them to give birth to dinosaurs with extremely bloody consequences.

Apparently, this movie was based off of two different novels but I don't know how true it is to those novels. This film does have a few really good moments of gore and shock. Unfortunately, the special effects for the dinosaurs is quite lame. But the movie is still a lot of fun. Look for a few cult actors like Clint Howard. Also, this movie has 2 other sequels which I would highly suggest missing. 8/10 stars


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