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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  23 May 1997 (USA)
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A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

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Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, John Hammond reveals to Ian Malcolm that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar. Left alone since the disaster, the dinosaurs have flourished, and Hammond is anxious that the world see them in their "natural" environment before they are exploited. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@imdb.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi terror and violence | See all certifications »

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$73,000,000 (estimated)

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$361,700,000 (Non-US) (31 October 1997)

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$229,074,524 (USA) (10 October 1997)
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When Dieter Stark, played by Peter Stormare, is first attacked by the Compys (Compsognathus), he starts yelling and throwing stones at them, then he mumbles parts of various curses in Swedish, however he doesn't complete any of them. Steven Spielberg thought it was excellent and kept the take in the final cut. See more »

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Near the end of the film where Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. Sarah Harding crash through the Ingen security gate, there is no rear view mirror attached to the windscreen, yet, when they pull up to get the baby T-Rex, there clearly is one. See more »

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[first lines]
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: I love you. Thank you so much. Fabulous!
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Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: Thank you, Geoffrey.
Geoffrey: You're welcome.
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: We'll also take a bottle of red, as well. Thank you.
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David Koepp is listed as the "unlucky bastard" because he was eaten by the T-Rex. Koepp wrote the screenplay. See more »

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Piano Sonata in A Minor, K.310
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Exciting sequel
7 June 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

A lot of people may not have liked "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", but I'm not one of them. This is Steven Spielberg's very exciting sequel to his 1993 box office smash. It doesn't quite top the original, but it comes close. "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" is a much darker adventure. This time the action takes place on a different island 80 miles from where the first movie took place. Dinosaurs are roaming around and about on this island with no electric fences to block their way like on Jurassic Park. Jeff Goldblum returns as Dr. Ian Malcolm, who goes to this place when he finds out from Dr. John Hammon (Sir Richard Attenborough) that his girlfriend Dr. Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) is already there. Once Dr. Malcolm gets there, along with a photographer (Vince Vaughn), a field equipment expert (Richard Schiff), and his daughter (Vanessa Lee Chester), he reunites with his woman and tries to warn her of the dangers that lurk around. Then more trouble comes. A second expedition steps foot on the island and what they plan to do is take the dinosaurs off the island to a theme park on the U.S. mainland. Things don't go as planned for either expedition when the dinosaurs begin to wreck havoc. The special effects are just as impressive as they were in the first film, with some new dinosaurs that weren't featured in "Jurassic Park". The sound effects are loud and scary as you would expect. But then again you would expect "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" to be a triumph in the technical departments. If there is one weakness here its with the human characters. The characters are a bit weaker than the characters from the first movie. The cast here is a good one though not as good as the cast in the original. One might expect Sam Neill or Laura Dern to drop in. Nevertheless, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" is a lot of fun, and I enjoyed my time with it.

***1/2 (out of four)


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