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Cowboys vs Dinosaurs (2015)

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After an accidental explosion at a local mine, dinosaurs emerge from the rubble to terrorize a small western town. Now, a group of gunslingers must defend their home if anyone is going to survive in a battle of cowboys versus dinosaurs.


Ari Novak



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Credited cast:
Eric Roberts ... Trent Walker
Rib Hillis ... Val Walker
Casey Fitzgerald ... Sky
Vernon Wells ... Marcus
John Freeman ... Henry
Sara Malakul Lane ... Dr. Sinclair
Heather Foote Heather Foote ... Jenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Andrews Nick Andrews ... Digger
Jesse Banthem Jesse Banthem ... Cowboy 1
Stephanie Michelle Bonner ... Rhonda
Ritchie Boyd Ritchie Boyd ... Foreman 2
Janet Cronsell Janet Cronsell ... Laundry Victim
Jamie Greany Jamie Greany ... Jonie
Jessica Greany Jessica Greany ... Deputy
Winston Housel Winston Housel ... Security 2


After an accidental explosion at a local mine, dinosaurs emerge from the rubble to terrorize a small western town. Now, a group of gunslingers must defend their home if anyone is going to survive in a battle of cowboys versus dinosaurs.

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Release Date:

19 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboys versus dinozauri See more »

Filming Locations:

Livingston, Montana, USA See more »

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The Oracle Film Group See more »
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5 Kinds of Dinosaurs are shown. See more »


While biologists have theorized that it could be possible for life-forms to develop in a methane based atmosphere, there is no way an organism that developed breathing a oxygen/nitrogen based atmosphere could adapt fast enough to a high methane environment to survive. And assuming that it were somehow even possible, had the dinosaurs trapped underground adapted to breathing methane, once they escaped the caverns and were exposed to our oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere they would asphyxiate to death. See more »


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Western dudes & babes in Daisy Dukes fight dinosaurs in modern-day Montana
15 December 2017 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

RELEASED IN 2015 and directed by Ari Novak, "Cowboys vs Dinosaurs" chronicles events in modern-day Montana after an accidental explosion at a mine somehow unleashes dinosaurs to terrorize a small mountain town. Western dudes & babes in Daisy Dukes team-up to defend the populace.

Like 2010's "Triassic Attack," this is basically a TV-budgeted "Jurassic Park" taking place on the mainland rather than a tropical island. It's not as 'good' as "Triassic Attack" story-wise, but it has superior locations (breathtaking, actually) and women (just as breathtaking). Heather Foote and Sara Malakul Lane stand out in the female department; Casey Fitzgerald also has a notable role. The other women are lousy actors (term used loosely), not that cutie Heather is great, but she's okay and certainly pleasing to the eyes. Sara as the girl-next-door mine manager is a revelation.

Rib Hillis and John Freeman are effective as the 'cowboy' protagonists, in rivalry over Sky (Fitzgerald). They have a quality confrontation in the first act while Hillis and Fitzgerald have a surprisingly moving scene in the last act. I say "surprisingly" because you wouldn't necessarily expect good drama in a low-budget, slightly goofy dinosaur flick like this.

The dinosaur CGI is actually decent, but other CGI is lousy, like cave-ins, explosions and fire. The story needed the kinks worked out and some scenes are dubiously executed. These factors explain my relatively low grade.

THE MOVIE RUNS 89 minutes and was shot in Livingston and Emigrant, Montana. WRITERS: Anthony Fankhauser & Rafael Jordan. ADDITIONAL CAST: Eric Roberts has an entertaining bit part while Vernon Wells plays the mine mogul. Kelcey Watson is on hand as the black gunslinger.

GRADE: C (4.5/10)

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