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Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 21 December 1994 (USA)
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An evil scientist implants the brain of Michael, a murdered high school student, into a Tyrannosaurus. He escapes, wreaks vengeance on his high school tormentors, and is reunited with his sweetheart Tammy.


Stewart Raffill
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Richards ... Tammy
Theo Forsett Theo Forsett ... Byron
Paul Walker ... Michael
Ellen Dubin ... Helga
Terry Kiser ... Dr. Wachenstein
George 'Buck' Flower ... Norville (as Buck Flower)
Ken Carpenter ... Neville
George Pilgrim ... Billy
Sean Whalen ... Weasel
J. Jay Saunders ... Sheriff Black
John Edmondson John Edmondson ... Karl
John Franklin ... Bobby
Michele Maika ... Michelle
Ken Chandler Ken Chandler ... Dad
Shevonne Durkin ... Wendy


An evil scientist implants the brain of Michael, a murdered high school student, in an animatronic Tyrannosaurus. He escapes, wreaks vengeance on his high school tormentors and is reunited with his sweetheart Tammy. Together, the couple try to elude the mad scientist and the police and find a more appropriate vessel for Michael's brain. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


The script was written within three weeks. Moreover, the cast and locations were also taken care of within that same three week period. See more »


Although Denise Richards' character is named Tammy in the film, the beginning and end credits list her as "Tanny". That is the name used in the original title, "Tanny and the Teenage T-Rex", as given in the uncut version released on 4K and Blu-ray by Vinegar Syndrome. See more »


Tammy: Is that really you in there? Oh Michael, what have they done to you!
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Alternate Versions

In 2017, a 35mm print of an alternate, pre-censorship cut of the film was discovered, under the title Tanny and the Teenage T-Rex. This version features the long-rumored scenes of gore and extreme violence that were sloppily edited from the film in order to attain a PG-13 rating. Scenes include various moments of excessive bloodshed and a graphic brain transplant, as well as a great deal more profanity. In total it runs six minutes longer than the cut that appeared on VHS in 1994. Vinegar Syndrome scanned and restored the film at 4K resolution, and gave it a limited theatrical re-release, and Blu-Ray/Ultra HD release in the fall of 2019. See more »


Referenced in Honest Trailers: Jurassic Park 3 (2018) See more »


Slow Song
Written by Conrad, Bryant and Smith
Performed by He's Dead Jim
Published by Yankee Zulu Music (BMI)
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24 July 1999 | by princess-34See all my reviews

I came across this CHEESY flick while watching USA up all night one sat eve and had to laugh...ok the plot was lame and the acting was by no stretch of the imagination amazing, but for late nite laughs how can you go wrong? Plus i went to the same high school as Denise Richards and had no clue that this was a movie she was in until she came onscreen...so of course that made it watchable for me. However for any other joe smoe if you are looking for a little laugh and serious cheese this is the flick for you....

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Release Date:

21 December 1994 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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