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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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Unleash the Beasts. See more »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£32,723,932 (UK) (13 August 1993)

Gross:

SGD 4,700,000 (Singapore)
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Trivia

Steven Spielberg considered Richard Dreyfuss, Matt Hooper from Jaws (1975) and Roy Neary from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), for the role of Dr. Alan Grant. See more »

Goofs

During the helicopter ride Hammond has his back obviously towards the front and is sitting on the left side. Malcolm is across from him with Gennaro is next to Malcolm. When the helicopter lands Hammond is on the right side with Gennaro across from him. See more »

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Dennis Nedry: [Nedry walks into a tree branch] Oh, Jesus Christ!
[hears something]
Dennis Nedry: Hello?
[a dinosaur pokes its head out from behind the tree]
Dennis Nedry: Yeah, yeah that's nice. Gotta' go!
[the dinosaur is right behind Nedry now]
Dennis Nedry: Hello, nice boy. Uh, nice boy. Nice dinosaur. I thought you were one of your big brothers, you're not so bad. You're not so bad. What do you want? What do you want? You want food? Look at me. I just fell down a hill. I'm soaking wet. I don't have any food. I have no food on me. I have nothing on ...
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QUE MILAGRO CHAPARRITA
Written by Dolores Ayala Olivares
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Still a land mark in film making
9 July 1999 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that it's 6 years since this film appeared at the cinemas. At the time it was a truly ground-breaking film, managing for the first time to portray dinosaurs in an extremely realistic manner, unlike those plasticine monsters that we were forced to watch in previous monster movies. Jurassic Park will also be remembered as the movie that finally made George Lucas sit up and realise that it was possible for him to make his prequels.

In hindsight, while it is still an extremely well directed and tension filled movie, the script did seemed dumbed down in order to appeal to as many people as possible - but that's really irrelevant since this film is all about dinosaurs. One of Spielberg's brilliantly directed films, it even managed to make me forget Spielberg's previous disaster of a movie - do you recall HOOK?

8/10.


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