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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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John Brosnan (novel) (as Harry Adam Knight), John Brosnan (treatment) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Ladd ... Dr. Jane Tiptree
Raphael Sbarge ... 'Doc' Smith
Jennifer Runyon ... Ann 'Thrush'
Harrison Page ... Sheriff Fowler
Ned Bellamy ... Fallon
Clint Howard ... 'Slim' Friar
Frank Novak ... Jesse Paloma
Ed Williams Ed Williams ... Dr. Sterling Raven
Andrew Magarian Andrew Magarian ... Swanson
Brent Hinkley ... Peregrine
Lisa Moncure Lisa Moncure ... Susan Mallard
Myron Simon Myron Simon ... Vogel
V.J. Foster ... Lt. Colonel Wren (as Jeff Foster)
Martha Hackett ... Miss Kroghe
Michael Elliott 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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Taglines:

Driven to extinction. Back for revenge.

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnosaur - La distruzione See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,127, 23 May 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,753,979
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Horizons Picture See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

When the T Rex attacks Jesse, there is a close of of its head coming at the camera, mouth open. This shot is upside down. See more »

Quotes

Fallon: The last thing we need is a biotech panic about chickens!
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Credits scroll down instead of up See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Eden Formula (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by Regis McNicholas
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The Darkest Dinosaur Movie I've Ever Seen
30 July 2002 | by FoxWithaCameraSee all my reviews

Carnosaur definitely takes the top spot of the dark and unusual dinosaur movies. The almost noir atmosphere of this movie really makes it creepy, at least until the dinosaurs show themselves. Unfortunately, the spooky air of this movie looses its feel when the rubber puppet dinosaurs show up. Sad to say, the Velociraptor dinosaur in this movie is only a step above a Muppet, and the Tyrannosaurus is only slightly better. However, I still enjoyed the movie for the ham and cheese it is. Dianne Ladd really takes her mad scientist role to interesting places in this movie. The excessive gore I could've done without, but it doesn't detract too much from the film overall. A great 'bad' movie that true b-movie fans shouldn't miss.


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