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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,753,979
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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

The main dinosaur in this movie is a Deinonychus but can be confused for the more commonly used Velociraptor. The other dinosaur to appear was a Tyranosaurus Rex. See more »

Goofs

During the climactic battle, when Doc gets to his feet after being knocked to the ground in the bobcat, there is a lighting stand at the back of the frame, on which a flag is mounted (for shaping the beam). See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Fowler: I just want some peace and quiet.
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Features Brain Dead (1990) See more »

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STRAIT TO THE BOOGIE
Written & Performed by Regis McNicholas
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A Z-Movie With A B-Movie Script
15 October 2002 | by fatfreddyscatSee all my reviews

Come on, did we really EXPECT a worthy rip-off of "Jurassic Park" here? If it's taken at face value, CARNOSAUR is a fun way to kill 90 minutes. The dinosaur effects are laughable at best, but overall it's better scripted than the average Roger Corman slaughterama, and Dianne Ladd gives an over-the-top performance that alone makes this one worth watching. You get the feeling that there was probably a decent movie here if only they'd had a big enough budget. It may not be saying much, but at least it's better than the two sequels that followed. If you're in the mood for a good, goofy, gory B-movie, CARNOSAUR shouldn't disappoint. Besides, you can buy it on DVD for only $5.99 (like I did). Can't beat that with a stick!


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