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Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  11 June 1993 (USA)
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

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Storyline

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£32,723,932 (UK) (13 August 1993)

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SGD 4,700,000 (Singapore)
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Trivia

Steven Spielberg was in the very early stages of pre-production for the film "ER" (based on a Michael Crichton novel), when he heard about the "Jurassic Park" book. He subsequently dumped what he was doing to make the film. Afterwards, he returned to "ER" and helped develop it into a hit TV series (ER (1994)). See more »

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In order for Timmy to be hurt by the electric fence, he would need some part of his body touching the ground. (It can't be an interlaced fence because there are wires connecting all the cables.) Since he was still several feet up, he is just as safe as a bird sitting on a power line. Even if it was interlaced, energizing it while he gripped it with both hands would not knock him off. He would be unable to let go. After further review, the cables are connected by cords, not wire. So it could (but not must!) be an interlaced fence. At the time the sparks fly, Timmy is standing on one cable, he's holding another with both hands, and a third cable is about level with his knees. If the fence is interlaced, he would be OK as long as he doesn't touch the cable by his knees. (Or come within a quarter-inch of it!) See more »

Quotes

Donald Gennaro: And we can charge anything we want, 2,000 a day, 10,000 a day, and people will pay it. And then there's the merchandise...
John Hammond: Donald, Donald... This park was not built to cater only for the super-rich. Everyone in the world has the right to enjoy these animals.
Donald Gennaro: Sure, they will. Well, we'll have a, a coupon day or something.
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Written by Dolores Ayala Olivares
Performed by The Madacy Mariachi Band
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What can I say? Jurassic Park is one of the most underrated movies ever. Yes, I did say underrated. True, it is the fourth highest grossing movie ever (for the time being) and was a motion picture bible for eight-year-olds across the country, but it has never been regarded as artistically superior. When, in reality, it is one of the most artistically inventive movies ever. It contains all of Spielberg's magical strokes of genius from fantastic art direction and wonderful camera techniques to astounding technical quality ( which comes from his well known control over technology). The minor flaws of a theme park are masterfully embedded into the art direction, script etc. and the acting is superb. This is one of the only movies I've seen with great acting by children. Spielberg's camera usage ranges from foreshadowing the appearance of dinosaurs with extreme up-angles to exquisitely composed scenes of the dinosaurs' "interaction" with the characters. Aside from technical quality, Jurassic Park bears powerful social messages of human intrusion and destruction of natural environment and the self-revering nature of man. Also, it had an undeniable effect on cinema being one of the first movies to use CGI at such a large scale. However, the most ingenious aspect of the film is the portrayal of the dinosaurs as animals rather than ruthless monsters. At many times throughout the movie, the humans are portrayed as antagonists and the respect and appreciation of the dinosaurs is wonderfully developed. And, best of all, like star wars you can analyze the movie all you want or just sit back and enjoy the ride.


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