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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.


Jonathan R. Betuel (as Jonathan Betuel)


Jonathan R. Betuel (as Jonathan Betuel)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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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The latest cop team has four legs, a tail and a million years in attitude. (UK VHS cover) See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The film was intended for theatrical release. It tested poorly with older test audiences, so the studio released it straight-to-video in the US, where it could make more money in the lucrative kids' video market. Since it was completed on its original theatrical studio budget, it became the most expensive straight-to-video film ever at the time of its release. It was shown theatrically in many countries, including Germany, Spain, France, Japan, Portugal, the UK, and South Africa. See more »


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 »


Katie Coltrane: You cannot eat our only suspect!
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Monkeybone (2017) See more »


I'm No Angel
Words by Gladys DuBois (as G. Dubois) & Ben Ellison (as B. Ellison)
Music by Harry Brooks
(From the Paramount Picture I'm No Angel (1933))
Performed by Carol Kane
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
Courtesy of Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc.
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11 June 2005 | by paris2See all my reviews

I was babysitting a family of three small children for a night and their mother gave me this to show for them having just grabbed it at Wal-Mart earlier in the week. All three children actually got physically ill while watching it. I'm pretty sure it was the pizza they ate, or something they all had picked up from school, but really it could have been this film. Absolutely disgusting. How any one can produce this caliber of trash is beyond me. Fortunately, I turned off the film when I noticed the children were not responding and acting strangely. For any parents out there, I strongly advise you to refrain from letting young children view this movie.

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Release Date:

14 December 1995 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

T. Rex See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$33,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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