After an African dinosaur ancestor of the crocodile is found, Dr. Campbell uses its DNA to create prototypes at Paula Kennedy's Gereco lab.


Kevin O'Neill





Cast overview, first billed only:
Costas Mandylor ... Dick Sydney
Charles Napier ... Sheriff Harper
Bruce Weitz ... Dr. Campbell
Matt Borlenghi ... Tom Banning
Jane Longenecker ... Diane Harper
Max Perlich ... Deputy Kerrigan
Jake Thomas ... Michael Banning
Price Carson ... Edwin Danders
Joanna Pacula ... Paula Kennedy
Jamie Akhavi Jamie Akhavi ... Judith
Don Pugsley ... Janitor
Fred Burns Fred Burns ... Deputy Collins
Ric Sarabia ... Carl
John Timmons John Timmons ... Buddy
Michael Waite ... Larry


After an African dinosaur ancestor of the crocodile is found, Dr. Campbell uses its DNA to create prototypes at Paula Kennedy's Genetic Research Co. (Gereco) lab. However one must be put down after killing someone, another escapes and the information is kept from sheriff Harper. His daughter, county dog catcher Diane Harper, helps her ex (welding artist Tom Banning) with his kid brother Michael's beloved dog. They bump into Campbell and discover the dinocroc is growing, having escaped down a tunnel. Although Gereco hires Australian crocodile specialist and intrepid hunter, Richard 'Dick' Sydney, the beast proves impervious to bullets, so the body count rises alarming. Written by KGF Vissers

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It feeds on fear.

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Rated R for some creature violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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The actual name of the dinosaur is Suchomimus See more »


In the opening sequence an article headline states "scientist speculate hormone found in DNA..." Hormones are not found in DNA. See more »


Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.6 (2005) See more »


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28 July 2009 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

If you know what to expect, then Dinocroc, may not be such a terrible watch. The best word to describe it would be amusing, because it is just as unintentionally fun as it is intentionally.

The premise is your typical science experiment gone wrong. One night, a genetically engineered baby croc (prehistoric croc actually) escapes from a lab, and after a midnight snack of human flesh, it grows to full size in a matter of hours (now that's funny). A mixed matched handful of people go out to stop it, before it kills any more.

In addition to fairly weak acting, and visual effects that wouldn't fool a four year old, Dinocroc also has several blatant Jaws rip-offs. At the same time however, it makes a few wiser decisions. It chooses to avoid extreme gore, and clear sighting of the creature until the director feels it's time to move into action mode.

These movies are usually made for no more than a couple of million dollars, but Roger Corman has made so many that together they probably cost as much as Titanic. I don't know much about him, other than he's a veteran of the B-movie industry. I've chosen not to ask why he does this sort of thing. Dinocroc is not bad, there is better but there is also much worse.

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20 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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