T-rex: Back to the Cretaceous follows 16-year-old Ally Hayden, the daughter of a palaeontologist, on a pre-historic adventure as she is magically transported back through 65 million years to the Cretaceous Period where she encounters the 20-foot tall, 15-ton Tyrannosaurus rex.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1998
  • Date Released:
    October 1998
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Gellis
  • Producer: Antoine Compin, Charis Horton, Michael Lewis (co-producer)
  • Director:  Brett Leonard
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Story by Andrew Gellis, David Young. Screenplay by Andrew Gellis, Jeanne Rosenberg.
  • Cinematography: Andrew Kitzanuk
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  William Ross
  • Editor: Jonathan Shaw
  • Narrator:
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  • Sponsors:


  • Drama
  • Paleontology



  • Best Sound Editing, Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), Golden Reel Awards, 1999.
  • Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor-Gold, Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA), 1999.

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