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Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)

International terrorists get a surprise when their cargo turns out to contain living dinosaurs. The army commando team now have to think fast, if they want to prevent the extinction of the human species, instead of the reptiles.

Director:

Jonathan Winfrey

Writers:

Rob Kerchner (story), Scott Sandin (Screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Valentine ... Col. Rance Higgins
Janet Gunn ... Dr. Hodges
Rick Dean ... Polchek
Anthony Peck Anthony Peck ... Gen. Pete Mercer
Rodger Halston ... Sanders
Terri J. Vaughn ... B.T. Coolidge
Billy Burnette Billy Burnette ... Furguson
Morgan Englund Morgan Englund ... Rossi
Stephen Lee ... Sergeant
Justina Vail ... Proudfoot
Cyril O'Reilly ... Dolan
Abraham Gordon Abraham Gordon ... Billings
Michael McDonald ... Police Officer Wilson (as Michael James McDonald)
David Roberson David Roberson ... Johnson
Jonathan Winfrey ... Bob
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Storyline

International terrorists are terrified when their hijacked cargo turns out to be genetically engineered dinosaurs. Now... the army commando team attempting recovery of this secret cargo is about to make the same deadly discovery! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Taglines:

Terror will never be extinct.

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the end of the credits, a humorous blurb can be spotted. It reads: "The American Dinosaur Association monitored all dinosaur action. Scenes depicting violence to dinosaurs were simulated. No dinosaur was harmed or mistreated during the making of this film." See more »

Goofs

When Rance throws the bomb into the Tyranosaur's mouth and detonates it a metal pole protruding from the puppets neck can be seen which previously connected the head to its body. See more »

Quotes

Officer: It's like a Friday the 13th Nightmare.
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Crazy Credits

The American Dinosaur Association monitored all dinosaur action. Scenes depicting violence to dinosaurs were simulated. No dinosaur was harmed or mistreated during the making of this film. See more »

Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

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Look out! It's a rubber raptor!
29 October 2000 | by BStalkerSee all my reviews

Here in England, we've not had the pleasure of seeing Carnosaur 1+2 and the film is just titled "Primal Species". Without the precedent of such un-doubtedly classic prequels, I had no idea what the film would be like (except for some guesswork based on the video cover).

Nothing much needs to be said about the film except that it is one of the worst of the worst of the worst films ever. Not that that's a huge criticism. It's extremely entertaining. To be honest the sight of those men in rubber dinosaur costumes was funnier than many proper comedies. Equally funny is the swat team leader's constant smirk and attempts to sound hard. The main death's were enjoyable too, firstly because the sight of fake monsters chewing on people is funny, and secondly because it meant that another annoying character had been wiped out.

For an alternative night's entertainment, I would recommend this in a double-bill with something like Demolition University. You'll laugh till you ache or simply fall asleep. Either way, you'll be happy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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