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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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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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An adventure 65 million years in the making. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 June 1993 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£32,723,932 (UK) (13 August 1993)


SGD 4,700,000 (Singapore)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The day Hurricane Iniki hit was not a complete loss. Steven Spielberg convinced Dean Cundey to shoot footage of it before being locked into the hotel ballroom. This footage appears in the film, representing the storm that hits the island in the story. See more »


When Dr. Grant, Lex, and Tim have just climbed up the tree where they'll meet the brachiosaurus, there's a scaffold visible in the background on the left just behind a horizontal branch. In a later scene, when they are asleep and just about to wake up, the net used to hang distant branches and leaves is clearly visible in the top third of the frame for almost the full width. Below that, once again the scaffold silhouetted against the background light. See more »


Tim: Look at all the blood!
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References The Shining (1980) See more »


Written by Dolores Ayala Olivares
Performed by The Madacy Mariachi Band
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26 February 2004 | by (Malvern, England) – See all my reviews

This was obviously the most sophisticated portrayal of dinosaurs at the time, and it doesn't age a bit. Sam Neill plays Dr Alan Grant, a paleontologist who is persuaded to check out Richard Attenborough's new theme park, only to find that he has managed to clone dinosaurs. There is plenty of action, and the dinos look so real as to be positively scary! Sam Neill puts in his usual incredibly brilliant performance, and you can really believe he is acting with the creatures! Jeff Goldblum as usual seems to play himself, as Professor Ian Malcolm, an expert in chaos theory who is convinced the park is a bad idea. The cast are amazing, the effects are amazing, this whole movie is amazing. It doesn't get any better than this!

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