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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 ... See full summary »

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

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

20 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primevil See more »

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Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Trivia

The actual name of the dinosaur is Suchomimus See more »

Goofs

In the opening title sequence the newspaper snippets say "archaeologist" when in actuality it is palaeontologists, not archaeologist, who deal with fossil crocodiles. See more »

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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Waste my Time
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Produced by BCS and Andrew Buscher
Destroy All Publishing
Copyright 2002
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Good soundtrack and alluring Pagula, but cheap, irritating nonsense on the whole
1 August 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Just for the record, Dinocroc is not the worst movie I've ever see, or even one of them, not even close. But I don't really recommend it either. Dinocroc is certainly not without redeeming values. The scenery is decent, though could have done with more of an atmosphere, while the soundtrack is haunting and not too obvious and Joanna Pagula as well as having an alluring presence does what she can with a rather stereotypical character. On the other hand, I was very mixed on the story, it didn't ever bore me, it did start off well and it deserve credit for not being too derivative of Jurassic Park, on the other hand it has a very standard concept which was partly why I was never surprised at what went on in the film, the attack scenes are not suspenseful and come across as goofy instead and the the climax is abrupt and just not convincing on any level. Apart from the scenery, Dinocroc was lacking for me visually also, the editing is not as choppy as similar movies I've seen but there are moments where it is rather obviously done which detracts from any kind of nail-biting terror or suspense. I've seen worse effects, but these ones are still artificially rendered with the monster crude and not scary or the like at all. The script is horribly cheesy also, while the characters are stereotypical and made to do irritating things(like the man using his dog as bait but is still killed) and the acting is bad, especially from a bland Matthew Borlenghi and an over-the-top Costas Mandylor. All in all, cheap and irritating nonsense but not the worst way you can waste your time on. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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