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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 »


Julian Jarrold


Eric Garcia (novel), Joe Menosky (teleplay)

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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 Chad Camilleri ... Crab Dude
Simon Reynolds Simon Reynolds ... Mr. Hoon
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ... Mrs. Hoon
Eric Woolfe ... Techie


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


Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Official Sites:

SciFi Channel





Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anonymous Rex - Dinosaurusten sivilisaatio See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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 »


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 »


References King Kong (1933) See more »

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20 years ago, you'd have been blown away
10 December 2004 | by CalabossSee all my reviews

I've read the comments prior to mine (7 or 8 as of this writing). I think some folks put a little too much expectation into these things. This is a SciFi channel effort. They don't get many viewers, so they can't charge much for commercials, so they can't pay much to film an original movie. Question: If any of you dissenters think you can do better, then why don't you have a basic cable channel of your own? Answer: You can't do better.

OK, they used cheap, older generation CG effects. Just 20 years ago you'd have been blown away by them. 60 years ago people would've been peeing in their theater seats. Kids that grew up knowing nothing before Terminator 2 are jaded.

Also, remember that the story is a fantasy. If you can buy into a silly story like The Wizard Of Oz, Harry Potter, or Lord Of The Rings, you're loopy enough to buy this too. The difference between great and lesser fantasy movies depends on budget. If Spiderman was made on half a million bucks, it would've been on SciFi too, with all the complaints I've read here tonight.

Anonymous Rex wasn't that bad, as long as you understand where it came from. Hey, if you were ever entertained by an ignorant show like HEE HAW (which had almost 600 episodes!), this movie is an EPIC!

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