R | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A genetically manipulated and very hungry dinosaur escapes from a bioengineering company and reeks havoc on the local desert town. A security guard and a girl environmentalist try to stop both it and the company's doomsday bioweapon.
The movie bares little resemblance to the original 1984 novel by Harry Adam Knight, the pseudonym for Australian author John Brosnan. The book is set in England and is about a reporter investigating a strange series of brutal deaths which seem to be caused by a wild animal, but is in fact dinosaurs that have been brought back from extinction by an eccentric lord. The book features much carnage caused by many more dinosaurs than the film adaptation, such as a Deinonychus, Megalosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Plesiosaur, Dilophosaurus, Altispinax, Scolosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Deinonychus, Tyrannosaurus, and Brachiosaurus.
Dr. Jane Tiptree:
The earth was not made for us - she was made for the dinosaurs.
When Dr. Tiptree takes Susan's temperature, as the readout climbs over 100 degrees and passes 109 degrees, it reads "100" when it should read "110".
Credits scroll down instead of up
$142,127 (USA) (23 May 1993)
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