THEODORE REX blends children's picture and cop drama styles to odd but unsuccessful effect. The story of a space-age cop who teams up with a dinosaur on a case is far less interesting than the behind-the-scenes saga of this straight-to-video production.
Futuristic inner-city law enforcer Katie Coltrane (Whoopi Goldberg) is paired reluctantly with Theodore "Teddy" Rex (the voice of George Newbern), an English-speaking, human-sized T. Rex. Teddy, who desperately wants to become a detective, gets his chance to show his abilities as Katie's partner
after a suspicious "dino-cide" occurs. Police Commissioner Lynch (Richard Roundtree) sees hiring the bumbling dinosaur ...