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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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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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Phil Tippett recruited a team to supply more than 50 Go-Motion (a more refined version of stop-motion) shots. See more »


If Site B was where the dinosaurs were bred (In The Lost World: Jurassic Park) then why was the velociraptor born on Isla Nublar? Hammond wanted to create the illusion that all of the animals were, in fact, created on Isla Nublar. It isn't until The Lost World that it was revealed that Site B on Isla Sorna was where the large industrial compound producing thousands of embryos for a single viable one was located. This is explained in the novel but not mentioned in any of the movies. See more »


Tim: [Tim hears a distant rumble] You feel that?
Donald Gennaro: [Gennaro can hear it now, and sees the interior mirror in the tour car quiver with each rumble] Maybe its the power trying to come back on?
Lex: [another rumble] What is that?
[Tim looks through the goggles and sees the goat in the T-Rex paddock is gone, the chain still swinging]
Lex: Where's the goat?
[a leg from the goat lands on the roof of the car]
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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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