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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13  |   |  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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Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jurassic Park 2  »

Box Office


$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$90,161,880 (USA) (23 May 1997)


$229,074,524 (USA) (10 October 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the beginning of the movie when Ian comes to see John Hammond, there is a picture on his desk of Lex and Tim from the first Jurassic Park (1993). They both appear briefly in that movie. See more »


During the scene with the trailer hanging over the cliff, we see the three characters attempting to climb up the rope (after Sarah is narrowly saved from falling through the breaking rear window), but the rope slips loose and they all have to save themselves by grabbing the now-empty rear window frame. However, shortly after, while Eddie is rigging the rope again and also trying to stop the trailers from slipping, a brief shot down through the hanging trailer shows the three of them climbing the rope again. See more »


[first lines]
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: I love you. Thank you so much. Fabulous!
[a glass of white wine is poured]
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.
Geoffrey: Certainly.
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: Right. Now... Oh!
Mr. Paul Bowman: [handed a glass of wine] Thank you, Bernard.
Bernard: You're welcome.
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Crazy Credits

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
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
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Courtesy of Naxos of America
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User Reviews

Pretty Good- Not as Good as Jurassic Park, not as bad as JP3
25 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, the best Jurassic Park is obviously Jurassic Park. It was the most faithful to the fantastic Michael Critchton books, plus it was well done. As a sequel, The Lost World does just fine. Of course, I'm used to seeing horrible sequels all the time. Jeff Goldblum does a good job reprising his role as Ian Malcolm, and the newcomers of Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn do well too. The story is a little unbelievable, though. After recently being replaced by his nephew as CEO of InGen, John Hammond(Richard Attenburough) reveals to Ian Malcolm(Goldblum) a site B: A place where dinosaurs run free. He sends him and his girlfriend, Sarah Harding(Moore), technology expert Eddie Carr(Richard Schiff) and photographer Nick Van Owen(Vaughn) to document the dinosaurs, while the official InGen team, led by Roland Tembo(Pete Postlethwaite), tries to capture the T. Rex and transport it to San Diego. As always, there is many bone-crunching deaths, the Special FX are excellent, but the story and plot fall a a bit short. Overall: 7/10

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