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Anonymous Rex (2004)

The dinosaurs didn't go completely extinct when the asteroids hit 65 million years ago. Today, every ten thousandth person in the country is a dinosaur, evolved to be human-sized, wearing ... See full summary »

Director:

Julian Jarrold

Writers:

Eric Garcia (novel), Joe Menosky (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Trammell ... Vincent Rubio
Daniel Baldwin ... Ernie Watson
Stephanie Lemelin ... Gabrielle Watson
Tamara Gorski ... Circe
Alan Van Sprang ... Raal
Jefferson Mappin
Leslie Carlson ... (as Les Carlson)
Lori Alter ... Louise
Eric Johnson ... Rhys
Isaac Hayes ... Elegant Man
Faye Dunaway ... Shin
Chad Camilleri ... Crab Dude
Simon Reynolds Simon Reynolds ... Mr. Hoon
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ... Mrs. Hoon
Eric Woolfe ... Techie
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The dinosaurs didn't go completely extinct when the asteroids hit 65 million years ago. Today, every ten thousandth person in the country is a dinosaur, evolved to be human-sized, wearing sophisticated solid-light holographic disguises to maintain the facade, getting stoned off regular cooking herbs like basil, rosemary and tarragon, and living by their own shadow government's laws; any human who stumbles upon them is to be immediately executed. Two dino private investigators, velociraptor Vincent Rubio and triceratops Ernie Watson, are hired by one of Ernie's old girlfriends to find out why her younger brother committed suicide, and discover a dino cult called Voice Of Progress that wants dinokind to come out of the closet and reclaim the planet. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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They Walk Among Us

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

SciFi Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anonymous Rex - Dinosaurusten sivilisaatio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Was meant to be a pilot for a proposed television series, but it was panned by critics and fans of the cult novel alike. See more »

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As her pheromones are wearing off in Raal's limo, Gabe's hair is briefly seen pulled over to one side before she moves it into that position. See more »

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References Matchstick Men (2003) See more »

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Dino: For Hire
5 December 2004 | by RvrendJimSee all my reviews

Dinosaurs didn't die out. They live among us, in disguise. And some of them are private detectives. That's the premise of Anonymous Rex, written by Joe Menosky and based on the book by Eric Garcia. The show successfully blends fantasy with hard boiled detective drama, moving at a brisk pace from start to finish. I think it works best because of the matter-of-fact tone of it all. The show takes itself seriously enough without becoming a spoof of the PI genre. This a detective show that just happens to include dinosaurs in holographic costumes. With such a fantastic premise, suspension of disbelief takes a little work. But the show pulls it off thanks to some very crisp writing, nifty direction, and excellent performances from the cast. Every actor is spot-on for their character, with some nice performances turned in by Faye Dunaway and Isaac Hayes as members of a dinosaur council. While the two hour movie stands alone, it also sets up what would be a terrific weekly series. Dino For Hire? Sounds like a stretch. But it works, and works surprisingly well.


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