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Theodore Rex (1995)

In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.

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Jonathan R. Betuel (as Jonathan Betuel)

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Jonathan R. Betuel (as Jonathan Betuel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Katie Coltrane
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Elizar Kane
Juliet Landau ... Dr. Veronica Shade
Bud Cort ... Spinner
Stephen McHattie ... Edge
George Newbern ... Theodore Rex (voice)
Carol Kane ... Molly Rex (voice)
Richard Roundtree ... Commissioner Lynch
Jack Riley ... Alaric
Peter Mackenzie ... Alex Summers
Joe Dallesandro ... Rogan
Tony T. Johnson Tony T. Johnson ... Sebastian
Susie Coelho Susie Coelho ... Dr. Armitraj
Peter Kwong ... Toymaker
Edith Diaz Edith Diaz ... Ella
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In a future town a female police detective (Whoopi Goldberg) has to colaborate with Theodore Rex, a genetically generated Tyrannosaurus Rex, in order to investigate the murder of another dinosaur. Written by Volker Boehm

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And don't even think of calling him Barney. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1995 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

T. Rex See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$33,500,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Crew members left constantly during production. Whoopi Goldberg once said that on her final day of shooting, 99% of the crew was different from the first day. See more »

Goofs

When the Guy in a Bag calls out to the caterpillar, it rises up. The puppet operator's hand is clearly visible in the first shot, lifting it from underneath the table. See more »

Quotes

Katie Coltrane: I love when he does that.
Theodore Rex (puppet): HaHA! Whoo! Yeah!
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Theodore Rex (2010) See more »

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Santa Man
Written and Arranged by Walter Egan
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Jurassic dork...
20 February 2000 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

Movies about dinosaurs can be entertaining. So can Whoopi Goldberg movies. But Whoopi AND dinosaurs?

After the first 20 minutes of "Theodore Rex", I had come to one conclusion: this movie is evil. Evil, vile, wicked and reprehensible in its spite for the audience. Nothing this bad is made by accident; this is the visual equivalent of a torture chamber.

First of all, Whoopi does not make good action movies (watch "Fatal Beauty" if you think I'm lying), but the film makers don't care - she's a tough cop here, yet again.

Seen a million cop buddy flicks this week? Well, here's number one million and one, pal.

Don't like cute, humanistic animated dinosaurs since that Spielberg TV show about them? Too bad, here's another one and he's a cop, too!

You one of those people that hates car chases, shoot-outs, sloppy dialogue, boring futuristic FX and seeing talented people (Goldberg, Mueller-Stahl, Roundtree) stuck in a movie that looks like a tax write-off? A BIG tax write-off?

And you read this review all the way to the end. You DESERVE a sequel. Seriously.

No stars, not a one. And if they really make a sequel to "Theodore Rex", Hollywood deserves to be attacked a whole herd of wise-cracking foam rubber dinosaurs.

Now, I'd pay to see that.


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