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Jurassic Park (1993)

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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.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

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Michael Crichton (novel), Michael Crichton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Grant
Laura Dern ... Ellie
Jeff Goldblum ... Malcolm
Richard Attenborough ... Hammond
Bob Peck ... Muldoon
Martin Ferrero ... Gennaro
BD Wong ... Wu (as B. D. Wong)
Joseph Mazzello ... Tim
Ariana Richards ... Lex
Samuel L. Jackson ... Arnold
Wayne Knight ... Nedry
Gerald R. Molen ... Harding (as Jerry Molen)
Miguel Sandoval ... Rostagno
Cameron Thor Cameron Thor ... Dodgson
Christopher John Fields Christopher John Fields ... Volunteer #1
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Unleash the Beasts. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

JP See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,159,460, 13 June 1993

Gross USA:

$402,453,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,029,153,882
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital (Europe)| SDDS (3D re-release)| Datasat (3D re-release)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sam Neill injured his hand lighting the flare he uses to distract the Tyrannosaur. According to Neill, "It dropped some burning ­phosphorous on me and got under my watch and took a chunk of my arm out." See more »

Goofs

When they first land on the island, the actors' positions change. In the interior shots, Satler is sitting to Hammond's left during the descent. When the copter door opens, Hammond is on the other side, his left side facing the door. They would not have switched places during the descent. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Worker in Raptor Pen: Everybody, heads up! Heads up! Keep clear! Keep it clear! Okay, down! Andale, si! Vamonos. Keep it goin'! Come on! That's good, stay! Slow it down. No lo vayan a tirar! Cuidado! Traigala, traigala!
Muldoon: Okay, pushing team, move in there.
Worker in Raptor Pen: Move it! Cuidado, vamos!
Muldoon: I want tasers on full charge.
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Crazy Credits

The closing shot of the helicopter flying towards the horizon forms an initial backdrop for the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The mainland Chinese release of the 3D version (the original version was not released there) deletes the following:
  • The goat chunk splattering against the tour jeep and Lex's subsequent reaction.
  • Gennaro in the T-Rex's mouth.
  • Dr. Satler's discovery of Arnold's severed arm.
  • The raptor pouncing on Muldoon.
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Connections

Referenced in Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Jurassic Park Gate
(uncredited)
Composed, Conducted, and Produced by John Williams
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Brilliant

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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