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Theodore Rex (1995)

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

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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Storyline

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 dinosaure. 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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Official Sites:

New Line Cinema

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1995 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

T. Rex See more »

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Budget:

$33,500,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

William Boyett's final film. See more »

Goofs

Theodore Rex's shoes change from red to blue and back throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Guy in the Bag (puppeteer): Welcome to Dead Storage. We're gonna die.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Double Team (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Errol's Choice
Music by Alan Hawkshaw
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Okay, but not great
24 December 2006 | by Titanium DragonSee all my reviews

Theodore Rex is apparently much hated; some people have given it a 10-star rating, but I'm going to go with sarcasm on their parts. However, over half the people who've rated this gave it a 1. I suspect this is as much an effort to put this movie into the bottom 100 as anything else. The movie is not that bad. It isn't wonderful either, but it isn't abominable. I liked it as a kid, and while it isn't a masterpiece, it is watchable as a kid at least. It was a mediocre movie, but I thought it was fun.

That being said, don't think this is some amazing movie. It isn't. It is watchable and mediocre, but there are lots of better movies around. But it definitely doesn't deserve a 1. This movie may not be mind-blowing, but it isn't the Land Before Time XI or Plan 9 From Outer Space. It is better than a lot of the insipid romantic comedies starring Jennifer Lopez. But its below the level of high quality entertainment.

I'd not recommend buying it, but watching it once isn't a loss.


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