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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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Caution! Alive Inside. 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


All the merchandise (T-Shirts, stuffed dinosaurs, lunch boxes, flasks, etc.) shown in the film were, in some part, actually created to be sold with the movie. See more »


The label on the champagne bottle changes position at least three times as Hammond pours. See more »


John Hammond: Now Ellie, you can't throw the main switch by hand. You've got to pump up the primer handle in order to get the charge. Its large, flat, and gray.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: OK, here I go, OK.
[Ellie starts pumping the handle]
Dr. Ellie Sattler: One. Two. Three. Four. OK, charged.
John Hammond: Under the words Contact Position, there's a round green button, which says Push to Close.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: [sees the button] Push to Close, OK.
John Hammond: Push it.
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Crazy Credits

When it says "A Steven Spielberg film" at the end of the movie, listen closely. You will hear the slightly modified five tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). See more »


Referenced in Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era (2011) See more »


Written by Dolores Ayala Olivares
Performed by The Madacy Mariachi Band
Courtesy of Madacy Music Group
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User Reviews

Great Movie! One of Spielberg's best
6 November 2000 | by (Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

Wow! That's about all one can say about this movie. The first time that I saw it I was mesmerized. The movie looked so cool and hey, it actually had a good plot. If you haven't seen this movie yet, get out from your cave and see it right away. I have seen this movie umpteen times and it still shocks and suprises me. If you have a DVD player I suggest that you buy the Jurassic Park 2 pack as soon as possible. The movie sounds and looks great, and the extras are cool too. So to summarize go see this. Spielberg is a true genius. Almost all of his movies were great. 10/10!

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