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Raptor (2001)

When Sheriff Jim Tanner investigates a string of unexplained and grisly killings, he uncovers a prehistoric terror.


Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews), John Blush





Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Sheriff Jim Tanner
Corbin Bernsen ... Dr. Hyde
Melissa Brasselle ... Barbara Phillips
Tim Abell ... Capt. Connellly
William Monroe William Monroe ... Capt. York
Harrison Page ... Deputy Ben Glover (as Harrison Paige)
Lorissa McComas Lorissa McComas ... Lola Tanner
Frank Novak ... Lyle Schell (as Frank Novack)
Grant Cramer ... Josh McCoy
Teresa DePriest ... Karen
Eric James Eric James ... Brady
James Cromwell James Cromwell ... Benny
Alexandra Raines Lewinson Alexandra Raines Lewinson ... Devinger (as Alexandra Raines)
GiGi Erneta ... Henderson
Adam Gordon Adam Gordon ... Deputy Mike Baltin


When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose government funding for a dinosaur cloning project was cut. When the Pentagon discovers Hyde obtained foreign backing to continue his experiments, they send in a strike team to save Tanner and Barbara and stop Hyde. Written by Edward Robins <abba_owns_me@hotmail.com>

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Fear will never be extinct


Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for creature violence/gore, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The Purex Poultry truck is a Mitsubishi Fuso. See more »


In many scenes in this movie you can see that the location of the events changes, from one place to another totally different place. Even in the same scene the location may change between shots. This happens because the movie took most of its scenes from other movies. See more »


Lewis: Animal, vegetable, mineral?
Capt. Connellly: What? Are those things you've had up your ass?
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »


Trip Upriver
From the score to the film "Humanoids from the Deep"
by James Horner
[also used for the end credits]
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Corman strikes again
25 January 2009 | by AnimusSee all my reviews

Oy vey... Jurrasic Park got Corman-ized. As usual the plot is wafer thin, from 1 foot tall dinosaurs that weigh 150 pounds and leave tracks bigger than they are, to inexplicable science which uses lasers to keep the dinosaurs in check and poultry trucks which have chickens loose in cages large enough for big dogs (I've seen chicken trucks they are all in cages the size of shoe boxes). And all that is in the first 15 minutes of this disaster of a film. All the male actors are imbeciles (thinking a grizzly might be loose in the desert, constantly dropping items to give the raptor an easy kill) and the female actors all look like they just came from a modeling shoot for Fredrick's of Hollywood. The raptor itself is the worst thing since the Hobgoblins (from the movie of the same name), it looks like they had a hand puppet version and a plastic model for the "motion" shots. If you want a good movie to sit around and heckle MST3K style, this is gold. If you want competent film making and good acting... don't watch a Roger Corman film. Acting gets a 4 out 10, some of the players upon this stage did try. Story gets a 2 out of 10, it reads like a drunken storytelling session gone bad. Special effects gets a 2 out of 10, I've seen worse, but not many.

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Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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1.33 : 1
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