Theodore Rex (1996)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Children's Fantasy  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Whoopi Goldberg headlines this youth-oriented comedy fantasy set in a near future where scientists for some reason have genetically resurrect dinosaurs. This time, the revitalized reptiles are intelligent and equipped with humanoid articulatory tracts so they can speak. They also wear shoes. Goldberg plays a leather-clad smart-alecky detective who is assigned the odious task of teaming up with Teddy Rex, a dino-detective. Naturally lizards and leather don't mix and the two constantly bicker their way into buddyhood as they investigate the death another dinosaur, a death that turns out to be linked with a crazed scientist's nefarious, chilling plot. Goldberg (to her credit) attempted to back out of making this film soon after production started. Were it not for the threat of major legal retaliation by the studio, she may have succeeded.

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bad-guy, detective, dinosaurs, experiment, genetics, good-guy, investigator, mutant, scientist

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Low Artistic Quality