Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
Back of the box...
“What do you do when you wake up and discover you’ve become a tyrannosaurus rex? Yesterday, all Michael (Paul Walker) thought about was getting a date with Tammy (Denise Richards). Today, he has to be careful not to flatten the town just by walking through it! But his biggest problem is hiding his three-ton prehistoric body from a mad scientist (Terry Kiser) who wants to make him extinct—permanently! Get set for a wild adventure with the most unlikely couple you’ll ever meet. . . Tammy and the T-Rex!”
Director: Stewart Raffill
Starring: Denise Richards, Paul Walker, Terry Kiser
Watch the Trailer
Stop pinching yourself, this is really happening! Denise Richards and Paul Walker are a typical high school couple until Bernie from Weekend at Bernie’s steals Walker’s brain and sticks it in a robot T-Rex. The speed of Richards’ willingness to accept her boyfriends new fate is shocking and made more ridiculous by the actual game of charades between her and the robot dinosaur that leads to this revelation. We don’t want to give away too much about this movie because a lot of the enjoyment comes from just how out-of-nowhere the events unfold. In addition to its celebrity cast, the movie also stars little T-Rex puppet arms that drift away from his body to make a phone call or dust off a friend’s jacket, terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad 90’s knock-off music, and a gay best friend that only the mid 90’s in its latent homophobia could get away with. This movie is watchable on your own but it is best experienced with friends for the “yelling-at-the-screen” incredulity it inspires. Make sure to stick around for the final scene that accomplishes the unthinkable and ups the ante of the insanity.