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Rated PG-13
Copyright 1993 Greenline Productions Inc.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Tammy - Denise Richards! Passionate and endearing high school girl.
  • Michael - Tammy's boyfriend, his brain ends up inside a huge robotic dinosaur after being mauled by a lion. (Long story, you have no idea.)
  • Byron - Flamboyant gay guy who is Tammy's friend.
  • Uncle Bob - Michael's drunk guardian.
  • Sheriff Black - Byron's father, your standard "I-don't-understand-my-damn-gay-kid-shoot-first" kinda guy.
  • Norville and Neville - Deputies, pretty amusing to watch country boys deal with a Tyrannosaurus.
  • Billy - Tammy's violent ex, used by Michael as a chew toy.
  • Billy's Gang - Quite the bunch of delinquents, missing most of their limbs after Michael gets done.
  • Helga - Wachenstein's assistant.
  • Dr. Wachenstein - Mad scientist who transplants Michael's brain into the dinosaur's body, I don't think mommy and daddy bought him many toys. Goes the way of most mad scientists, killed by his creation.

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The Plot: 

There are few things enjoyable like finding someone's early acting career achievements, here is a prime example. Denise Richards is Tammy, your standard twenty-something high school cheerleader, whose boyfriend is about to go Mesozoic on her. (Oh go look it up, you'd know exactly what Jurassic means wouldn't you, bunch of Spielberg heathens...) After suffering grievous wounds from a lion attack the young lad becomes part of Dr. Wachenstein's latest experiment, implanting a real brain into twelve feet of robotic dinosaur. Don't worry about the Tyrannosaurus seeming to change size throughout the film, it's all a matter of perspective. (Yeah, which prop you are looking at.) Michael is not exceptionally pleased with his lot, first thing he does is settle the score with Billy and pals. Next he's off to see Tammy, a quick game of charades is proof enough that her boyfriend is now a rather large animatronic dinosaur. Neither are optimistic about makeout sessions with the present arrangement, so they hatch a plan to retrieve his body. A body now horribly rotten and crawling with rats, this leads to a rather amusing scene with Tammy, Byron, and Michael all trying to pick out his new body - at the local morgue. Law enforcement shows up and pretty soon the T-Rex is a rather large bullet trap, with the heartbroken girl crying over it. So they shot up the robot, who cares? Michael's brain still lives, quite comfortably in Tammy's room where he graces a salad bowl and watches her via closed circuit TV. There are far worse fates I assure you.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • High school cheerleaders are all in their mid-twenties.
  • Professional wrestling moves really work, elbow drop baby!
  • Never get in a testicle squeezing contest with some guy wearing a cup.
  • Pounding on someone's chest and yelling "Live!" is not CPR.
  • Jigsaws are great for splitting skulls.
  • Karate doesn't work on dinosaurs.
  • Never urinate on a T-Rex.
  • Dead bodies are always infested with rats, even inside metal coffins.
  • Bras make decent flags of truce.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 18 mins - Parents: "Oh gee, Tammy's boyfriend's truck is parked next door, what on Earth could be doing over there?"
  • 20 mins - Her father called on the telephone to ask what the ruckus was in her room?
  • 22 mins - Dude, you need a gun. Billy beats the door in and POW - one less punk.
  • 44 mins - Why is he not in jail?
  • 54 mins - Hehehe! She's rolling up the squished guy!
  • 56 mins - How did he reach her from the window?
  • 69 mins - Something wrong Tammy? (You'll have to watch the scene.)
  • 76 mins - Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce Denise Richards riding a Tyrannosaurus Rex...
  • 86 mins - Now she's stripping for a brain in a salad bowl?


  • Tammy: "Michael, Michael! I'm so sorry, honey. I'm so sorry. We're going to find you another body, I promise. Okay?"

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note tammytrex1.wav Wachenstein: "Live, live, live, LIVE!"
Green Music Note tammytrex2.wav Uncle Bob: "Everybody knows I'm just a drunk."
Green Music Note tammytrex3.wav Tammy: "Byron, I don't want a girl."
Byron: "Well neither do I."
Green Music Note tammytrex4.wav Wachenstein: "That is my dinosaur that you are threatening, I made him and he is mine!"
Tammy: "He's the one who caused all this, he put my boyfriend's brain in that thing!"
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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Video Cliptammytrex1.mpg - 2.8m
Denise Richards stripping for a brain in a salad bowl ladies and gentlemen. I would bow, but the effect is lost over a digital medium.

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Tammy and the T-Rex
Reply #1. Posted on March 30, 2000, 07:28:10 PM by
Oh the pain! yet strangely delicious...  

Perhaps a better title for this movie would be: "The Agony and the Ecstasy" with the Ecstasy being Ms. Richards, and the Agony being anything else about this movie!  Well, except for the Live! Live! Live! scene...

Tammy and the T-Rex
Reply #2. Posted on June 12, 2000, 05:02:08 PM by Blitzwing
Other people have seen this movie!  I thought I was the only one.  Hahahahaha.  I love this flick.  I shouldn't, but I do.  Uff da.
Tammy and the T-Rex
Reply #3. Posted on June 20, 2000, 03:33:21 PM by Kurt
Looks like a nice little piece of brainless trash.  Anyone else catch the amazing appearing gloves in the 'stripping for a brain' movie clip?

Tammy and the T-Rex
Reply #4. Posted on June 27, 2000, 12:34:41 PM by Robthar
Frankly, the lion attack just kills me!  And yet, nobody seems particularly suprised - as though lion attacks are fairly run-of-the-mill occurrences...  heh heh heh
Tammy and the T-Rex
Reply #5. Posted on July 16, 2000, 06:22:40 AM by
So freaking bad!! Good if you wanna see Denise strut her stuff, though. Another USA late night movie that I watched most of. There's a awfully funny scene where the mad scientist's girl friend runs off and her short leather skirt is blown upward. One of those "one-take" shots, no doubt. Fans of goofy psuedo-horror B-movies should check flick out.
Tammy and the T-Rex
Reply #6. Posted on July 17, 2000, 12:45:42 PM by I.L.
I liked this movie.  Some of my favorite parts in it were when Ellen Dubin kept licking her fingers as she tried to peel the squashed body from the pavement, and the part near the end where the sherriff orders them to open fire on the T-rex after it comes out of the barn, and Denise Richards yells something like "don't shoot, he's my boyfriend!"  I've posted a longer, more in-depth review of this movie at  One thing people should realize when they watch this movie is that it's somewhat of a parody of other B-movies in the sci-fi, horror, action, and romance genres.
Tammy and the T-Rex
Reply #7. Posted on August 06, 2000, 03:57:37 PM by Lord grendel
Notice when he gets attacked by the lion(just how many lions live in southern calaforna?),It mauls him for about 15 minutes on his face...Only his face! And then he's lying in bed in the hospital with not a srach on him,not even on his face! no bruses,no banages,no scars,NOTHING!!!
Tammy and the T-Rex
Reply #8. Posted on August 26, 2000, 12:07:38 PM by Martin
Jeff speaks the truth /
this movie is so awesome, it isn't even funny(but it is!)
that was kinda stupid what i just said...well anyways

and what kinda animal park/zoo has a game warden already armed with a loaded shotgun? and wouldn't the pellets hit both the lion and him anyways?

And another thing! why does Michael have a tag already on his toe when they take him out of the hospital? did they make a quick stop at the morgue first?

anyway this movie cannot be fully appreciated without seeing it multiple times(or in my case seeing it with people who have seen it more times than is healthy!)

the special effects look like they came out of a really bad elementary school play(especially the thumb in the 2-fingered glove hand, haha) but this movie is so tight!

That's all i got over this movie if you can and tape it... and if you think it sucks you should live in a hole

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