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Theodore Rex (1995)

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In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.

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Jonathan R. Betuel (as Jonathan Betuel)

Writer:

Jonathan R. Betuel (as Jonathan Betuel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Katie Coltrane
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Elizar Kane
Juliet Landau ... Dr. Veronica Shade
Bud Cort ... Spinner
Stephen McHattie ... Edge
George Newbern ... Theodore Rex (voice)
Carol Kane ... Molly Rex (voice)
Richard Roundtree ... Commissioner Lynch
Jack Riley ... Alaric
Peter Mackenzie ... Alex Summers
Joe Dallesandro ... Rogan
Tony T. Johnson Tony T. Johnson ... Sebastian
Susie Coelho Susie Coelho ... Dr. Armitraj
Peter Kwong ... Toymaker
Edith Diaz Edith Diaz ... Ella
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In a future town a female police detective (Whoopi Goldberg) has to colaborate with Theodore Rex, a genetically generated Tyrannosaurus Rex, in order to investigate the murder of another dinosaur. Written by Volker Boehm

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And don't even think of calling him Barney. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Whoopi Goldberg made a verbal agreement to star in the film in 1993. When she tried to back out, producer Richard Gilbert Abramson sued her for $20 million. The suit was settled very quickly, when Goldberg agreed to star for $7 million, $2 million more than the original agreement. See more »

Goofs

When the Guy in a Bag calls out to the caterpillar, it rises up. The puppet operator's hand is clearly visible in the first shot, lifting it from underneath the table. See more »

Quotes

Katie Coltrane: You cannot eat our only suspect!
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Edited into 2 Everything 2 Terrible 2: Tokyo Drift (2010) See more »

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Primal
Written by Anthony Marinelli
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli
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Whoopi Goldberg is almost always worth watching...almost
5 September 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

From the What Was She Thinking? file: Whoopi Goldberg plays a cop in the future who is teamed with a talking dinosaur (!) for a crime case involving a madman who wants to start another ice-age. Straight-to-tape oddity is embarrassing and ridiculous, a high-concept in search of itself. Apparently this was a labor of love for its writer-director, Jonathan Betuel (who also served as one of the producers); sadly, the end results are anemic, to be charitable. Goldberg's mere presence on-screen can often spark good will and laughter no matter how poor the script, but here she's drowning and you can see the unfunny results. NO STARS from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1995 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

T. Rex See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$33,500,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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