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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.

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Jonathan Winfrey

Writer:

Rob Kerchner (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Valentine ... Col. Rance Higgins
Janet Gunn ... Dr. Hodges
Rick Dean 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 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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Terror will never be extinct.

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primal Species See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was winner of a Golden Scroll Award from The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror. See more »

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In the opening shot, the convoy starts out with a jeep, troop carrier, semi-truck with the dinosaur trailer, and two jeeps at the tail end. Over the following shots, the convoy changes to having one jeep at the end, then two jeeps at the end, then only one jeep again, and finally two jeeps again when the ambush occurs. 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 »

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Were they serious??!!??
10 December 2005 | by RockStrongoSee all my reviews

This is one of the most hilariously bad movies I have ever had the privilege to see.

I watched this on DVD with a bunch of friends one Friday night and we just couldn't stop laughing from start to finish.

The story is simple enough: terrorists hijack a convoy they think is carrying weapons grade uranium, but it's actually carrying a bunch of man-eating dinosaurs. Easy mistake to make. Cue a startlingly incompetent team of Army Special Forces to tackle the prehistoric beasts. They are led by Colonel Rance, played by Scott Valentine; a man who seems to have perfected 'Smell the fart' acting, as advocated by Joey in Friends.

There's plenty of gore and an awful lot of shooting, but unfortunately Rance's team seem to have a problem aiming their weapons in the general direction of a horde of giant, lumbering monsters. Also, the lights always seem to flicker and go out whenever a Velociraptor attacks (preumably so we can't see how bad the creature effects are).

Having said all that, we all had a great deal of fun betting on who was going to get their head bitten off next.

As a Jusassic Park / Aliens style action adventure this movie stinks worse than a dinosaur's crotch, but as ludicrous, tongue-in-cheek entertainment it's a roaring success.


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