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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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According to Fandango, it would cost approximately $23,432,400,000 to build a real life Jurassic Park (in 2015 USD):
  • $1,500,000,000 - The cost for the park, itself.

  • $10,000,000,000 (estimated) - To purchase an island off the coast of Costa Rica with 66 square miles of land (22 square miles for Isla Nublar and 44 square miles for Isla Sorna).

  • $8,000,000 - Research and legal team.

  • $9,000,000 - Harvesting dinosaur DNA.

  • $8,500,000 - Overhead to clone dinosaurs from the DNA.

  • $11,000,000,000 a year ($32,000,000 per day) - Employee payroll and operations budget.

  • $200,000,000 a year - Dinosaur food budget.

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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?


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