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Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)

International terrorists get a surprise when their cargo turns out to contain living dinosaurs. The army commando team now have to think fast, if they want to prevent the extinction of the human species, instead of the reptiles.

Director:

Jonathan Winfrey

Writers:

Rob Kerchner (story), Scott Sandin (Screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Valentine ... Col. Rance Higgins
Janet Gunn ... Dr. Hodges
Rick Dean ... Polchek
Anthony Peck Anthony Peck ... Gen. Pete Mercer
Rodger Halston ... Sanders
Terri J. Vaughn ... B.T. Coolidge
Billy Burnette Billy Burnette ... Furguson
Morgan Englund Morgan Englund ... Rossi
Stephen Lee ... Sergeant
Justina Vail ... Proudfoot
Cyril O'Reilly ... Dolan
Abraham Gordon Abraham Gordon ... Billings
Michael McDonald ... Police Officer Wilson (as Michael James McDonald)
David Roberson David Roberson ... Johnson
Jonathan Winfrey Jonathan Winfrey ... Bob
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Storyline

International terrorists are terrified when their hijacked cargo turns out to be genetically engineered dinosaurs. Now... the army commando team attempting recovery of this secret cargo is about to make the same deadly discovery! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Terror will never be extinct.

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primal Species See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rick Dean, who plays Polchek, had played 'Monk' Brody in Carnosaur 2 whilst Michael McDonald, who played the Police Officer Wilson, played the small role of the Evac. Team Pilot in Carnosaur 2. See more »

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When Rance throws the bomb into the Tyranosaur's mouth and detonates it a metal pole protruding from the puppets neck can be seen which previously connected the head to its body. See more »

Quotes

Polchek: Nice shootin there. You just shot yourself a dead man!
Sanders: I shot the shit out of him!
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Crazy Credits

The American Dinosaur Association monitored all dinosaur action. Scenes depicting violence to dinosaurs were simulated. No dinosaur was harmed or mistreated during the making of this film. See more »

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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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CARNOSAUR III: PRIMAL SPECIES
21 July 2013 | by TCurtis9192See all my reviews

"CARNOSAUR III: PRIMAL SPECIES" (1996, Winfrey) is the third instalment in the gory film series and the best of the five.

John Carl Beuchler's dinosaurs are infamously rubber and waddling/rolling. The chemistry between Scott Valentine and Rick Dean is good and the cast are actually okay.

The film is an editorial nightmare. Doors opening and closing in the background, hats on hats off, corpses vanishing and reappearing etc. It's hilarious.

Rubber dinosaurs, blood and gore, tension, humour and really strange (sometimes successful) directing, is "PRIMAL SPECIES" in a nutshell.


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