Anonymous Rex

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Anonymous Rex is an original movie made for the Sci Fi TV channel, directed by Julian Jarrold and adapted to film by Joe Menosky from the novel Casual Rex by Eric Garcia. The premise of the film is that dinosaurs did not die off, but faked their extinction and now live among humans in disguise. In the past they wore latex suits, but they now use holographic disguises to mask their appearance and coexist with humans without persecution.

The film earned lukewarm reviews. Those who enjoyed it were impressed by the unique concept and film-noir style. At the same time the film was panned for its low-budget special effects and predictable, unexciting story. Fans of the novels (who were expecting a witty, quirky adventure) have called it stiff and humorless, a "good concept lost in weak execution" (see the ). The failure of the film killed all plans for a spinoff series.

The movie preserves the basic concept of Casual Rex instead of the sequence of events. It is a very loose adaptation. Most if not all of the changes are direct results of the budget limitations for a made-for-TV movie. Because nearly every scene in the novel features dinosaurs, much of the story itself had to change to work inside this limit.


Vincent Rubio is a Velociraptor private investigator along with his partner, Ernie Watson, a Triceratops.

When Ernie's ex-girlfriend's brother is found dead, the incident is dismissed as suicide. But she doesn't believe her brother would kill himself and...
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