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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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Elizar Kane
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Dr. Veronica Shade
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Spinner
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Edge
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Theodore Rex (voice)
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Molly Rex (voice)
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Commissioner Lynch
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Alaric
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Alex Summers
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Rogan
Tony T. Johnson ...
Sebastian
Susie Coelho ...
Dr. Armitraj
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Toymaker
Edith Diaz ...
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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 dinosaure. Written by Volker Boehm

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The latest cop team has four legs, a tail and a million years in attitude. (UK VHS cover) See more »


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

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14 December 1995 (Germany)  »

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T. Rex  »

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$33,500,000 (estimated)
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Rex was originally intended for theatrical release. But the movie tested poorly with older test audiences. So the studio released it straight-to-video in the US, where it could make more money in the lucrative kids' video market. Since the movie was completed on it's original theatrical studio budget, Rex became the most expensive straight-to-video film ever at the time of its release. It was, however, shown theatrically in many countries around the world including Germany, Spain, France, Japan, Portugal, UK and South Africa. See more »

Goofs

Theodore Rex's shoes change from red to blue and back throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Guy in the Bag (puppeteer): Welcome to Dead Storage. We're gonna die.
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Cool
Words and music by Terry Wilson and Spencer Proffer
Performed by Teresa James
Produced and arranged by Spencer Proffer and Terry Wilson
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Whoopi Goldberg is almost always worth watching...almost
5 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

From the What Was She Thinking? file: Whoopi Goldberg plays a cop in the future who is teamed with a talking dinosaur (!) for a crime case involving a madman who wants to start another ice-age. Straight-to-tape oddity is embarrassing and ridiculous, a high-concept in search of itself. Apparently this was a labor of love for its writer-director, Jonathan Betuel (who also served as one of the producers); sadly, the end results are anemic, to be charitable. Goldberg's mere presence on-screen can often spark good will and laughter no matter how poor the script, but here she's drowning and you can see the unfunny results. NO STARS from ****


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