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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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A research team is sent to an island miles away from the previous home of Jurassic Park, to document and photograph the now liberated dinosaurs. However, InGen the BioEngineering company has sent another larger team to the same island to catch, sedate, and transport some dinosaurs to San Diego where they will be used in a new Jurassic Park location. But life always finds a way. Will both teams return to the mainland with successful findings? Or will another tragedy occur? Written by Eric

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Based on the novel by Michael Crichton. See more »


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

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Jurassic Park 2  »

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Box Office

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$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,161,880, 23 May 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$229,086,679

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$618,638,999
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Trivia

Steven Spielberg: [father] Malcolm admits he's a bad father. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Dr. Malcolm discovers that Sarah Harding is on the island. She talks about studying the dinosaurs without any effect whatsoever. Dr. Malcolm states this as impossible due to the "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle." This principle is related to quantum physics. It has been suggested that the correct principle is the "Hawthorne Effect", which states that a subject group being studied is affected from the simple fact that it is studied. However, the "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle" includes a theory that the act of measuring something can change the value of whatever you are measuring, which fits into how Dr. Malcolm was talking about Sarah's scientific measurement causing the change in dinosaur behavior, not the kind of environment the dinosaur is in. Also, Dr. Malcolm would be more likely to know the Heisenberg Principle than the Hawthorne because of his line of work in chaos theory. See more »

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[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 »

Connections

Spin-off The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata in A Minor, K.310
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Jenõ Jandó (as Jeno Jando)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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I like it
19 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this in a theater in 1997 and I thought I liked it. I just saw it again on DVD last night, and I now I know I do. What I can't figure out is why so many people think it's so horrible. After seeing JP III a few weeks ago, I still think The Lost World is better. Of course the original is the best, but The Lost World is packed with suspense, witty dialogue (especially Goldblum's), and of course, the usual great looking dinosaurs. There are a few things I don't like, the gymnastics routine towards the end being at the top of the list. But other than that and a few silly lines, this movie is almost as thrilling as the first. Personally, I don't care if the plot of this one is weak. I've never even really given that any thought. The first 100 minutes or so are loaded with excitement, then the finale with the T-Rex in the city is, if you ask me, played mostly for laughs. Yes it's like Godzilla, and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, but that's the point. It's like those movies but with 21st century (almost) special effects. And it's just plain fun to see this dinosaur stomping through the suburbs, drinking from a swimming pool and, wreaking havoc at gas station minimart. I think if you don't take the San Diego scenes too seriously, and look at it as Spielberg's way of paying homage to *and* poking fun at the Godzilla-type movies, you can appreciate this portion of the movie. Then to wrap it all up with Bernard Shaw from CNN, and an obvious open door to a sequel - what more could you ask for? Well, maybe a better plot as some people seem to be saying, but I think this is a great popcorn movie and it works for me.


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