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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


After the twin hits of Jurassic Park (1993) and Schindler's List (1993), Steven Spielberg took a rare sabbatical, and didn't return to the director's chair until this film. See more »


In the beginning when we first see Dr. Malcolm, as he walks past to get onto the train, he is obviously looking directly into the camera. 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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Tres Dias
Written by Tomás Méndez
Performed by Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos (as Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano)
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User Reviews

Above Average Sequel
12 August 2001 | by (Staten Island, NY) – See all my reviews

The Lost World: Jurassic Park is an above average sequel. I just saw it for the third time and I will still continue to fight for it. The script (although containing flaws) is a billion times better than its sequel, Jurassic Park 3. When I look back at the three times I've seen it (Theater, VHS, DVD) I saw very few flaws in an overall exciting movie. The biggest flaw is that the "wonder and amazement" were at a low level. This is mainly because we were exposed to it in the first film and it is hard to keep things fresh. Other than that, this film is one of the better sequels ever. Great action and adventure, (3 of 4 stars)

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