Raptor (2001)

Nomination Year: 2002
SYNOPSIS:  Two Roger Corman movies for the price of one!

The first movie is a blatant Jurassic Park rip-off. Evil scientist Dr. Hyde (Corbin Bernson in a beret) is genetically engineering intelligent T-Rexes in his basement. When one gets out and starts killing people, it's up to the county sheriff and a wildlife biologist (who's way sexier than the succubus in Incubus) to figure out what's going on and stop it. Meanwhile, the sheriff's nemesis has escaped from prison and is headed this way. After the sheriff's daughter ends up in the hospital and lots of deputies get eaten by the T-Rex, the sheriff and the biologist confront Dr. Hyde in his lair where they are captured and locked in a storeroom.

Meanwhile, in a completely different movie...

An FBI guy learns that the sheriff's nemesis has been recaptured in Idaho. So much for that subplot.

The sheriff's inquiries have set off suspicions at the Pentagon, where a couple of generals figure out that Dr. Hyde has reactived the long-defunct T-Rex project and send out a couple commando teams to take him down. The commandos raid Dr. Hyde's base but, unfortunately, the first thing they do is cut the power, releasing the T-Rexes. From here on out, it's commandos vs. T-Rexes in a rip-off of Aliens so blatant that several scenes are lifted nearly verbatim. At the very end, they rescue the sheriff and the wildlife biologist just in time for the sheriff to play the Sigourney Weaver role in the climactic construction equipment vs. monster fight.

Stupidest-Looking Monster

$15.99 at Your Local Toy Store
It's the T-Rex/Dr. Hyde playset! Now with detachable arms!

Best One-Liner

The Problem with the Mousetrap
"All mankind will be knocking at my door."
"Yeah, but will they be trying to get in or get out?"

Smithee Award Winner! Acting Appropriately Stupid

Lyle, Could You Do Me One Last Favor?
Lyle quits as henchman, but agrees to go on one last assignment in the T-Rex pen (as T-Rex bait).

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Eric Roberts Julia Roberts' less talented brother 
Corbin Bernsen Blond; was on L.A. Law 
Melissa Brasselle  
Tim Abell Former Army sniper 
Ted Monte  
Richard Gabai writer/director/producer of Assault of the Party Nerds and its sequel, among others.... 
Rod McCary  
Director Claim to Fame
Jim Wynorski Director of such films as Alabama Jones and the Busty Crusade, and the Bare Wench Project series, he also finds time to direct more mainstream fare ... such as this one 

Greg Pearson

To the Film Gallery Return to Lobby
[Smithee Film Gallery] [Return to Lobby]

© 2011-2018 Bryan D. Cassidy, Greg Pearson, Matthew Quirk, and Kevin Hogan. All Rights Reserved.