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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

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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

The ripples in the glass of water caused by the T. Rex's footsteps was inspired by Steven Spielberg listening to Earth, Wind and Fire in his car, and the vibrations the bass rhythm caused. Michael Lantieri was unsure of how to create the shot until the night before filming, when he put a glass of water on a guitar he was playing, which achieved the concentric circles in the water Spielberg wanted. The next morning, guitar strings were put inside the SUV and a man on the floor plucked the strings to achieve the effect. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Grant is scaring the kid with his Raptor claw, the pouches on his belt holding his knife and things move around. 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

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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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Soundtracks

Remembering Petticoat Lane
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by John Williams
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Groundbreaking!
26 February 2004 | by stephie-12See all my reviews

This was obviously the most sophisticated portrayal of dinosaurs at the time, and it doesn't age a bit. Sam Neill plays Dr Alan Grant, a paleontologist who is persuaded to check out Richard Attenborough's new theme park, only to find that he has managed to clone dinosaurs. There is plenty of action, and the dinos look so real as to be positively scary! Sam Neill puts in his usual incredibly brilliant performance, and you can really believe he is acting with the creatures! Jeff Goldblum as usual seems to play himself, as Professor Ian Malcolm, an expert in chaos theory who is convinced the park is a bad idea. The cast are amazing, the effects are amazing, this whole movie is amazing. It doesn't get any better than this!


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