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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 »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,127, 23 May 1993

Gross USA:

$1,753,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,753,979
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Horizons Picture See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to the many characters named after birds, two of the principals are named after science fiction writers. Dr. Jane Tiptree (Diane Ladd) - James Tiptree Jr. (the pen name of author Alice Bradley Sheldon) and 'Doc' Smith (Raphael Sbarge) - Edward E. Smith (Known as "Doc"). 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 »

Quotes

Sheriff Fowler: I just want some peace and quiet.
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Referenced in The Eden Formula (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by Regis McNicholas
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The next Jurassic Park? The producers of this mess are talking Jurassic Porkies.
2 July 1999 | by G.SpiderSee all my reviews

The real tragedy of this film is that the book (by Harry Adam Knight)on which it is based is actually a masterpiece. But this adaptation has absolutely nothing to do with the book. So why in the name of sanity have the producers paid for the license?

The plot of this film involves a crazed scientist who intends to re-populate the world with dinosaurs. Before long her creations are out and about and terrorizing the locals. Unfortunately I'm one of those annoying, awkward people who just refuse to be in the least bit scared or impressed by laughable rubber creatures which look like they'd be more at home on 'The Muppets'. The script is disjointed and often becomes tedious and there are no interesting characters. There is no sense of awe and wonder surrounding the subject of live dinosaurs. They're more like cartoon monsters. A dinosaur even laughs at one point.

Always be careful when selecting films which claim to be better than box-office hits. Everyone involved in this cheap, tacky, wasted license should be ashamed.


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