A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.


Steven Spielberg


Michael Crichton (novel), Michael Crichton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Dodgson
Christopher John Fields Christopher John Fields ... Volunteer #1


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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During the Jell-O eating scene (at around 1h 45 mins) with Lex and Tim eating sweets, fruits, and desserts, a crew member held Ariana Richards' elbow and shook her arm to add to her character's terror. She (Richards) asked if she could do it, but they didn't think she'd be able to pull it off in a believable way. See more »


(at around 20 mins) The plot centers around finding dinosaur blood in fossilized mosquitoes trapped in amber. However, our first encounter with extinct life comes when Ellie examines a leaf and says "This 'veriforman' species has been extinct since the Cretaceous." No mechanism is provided for how they could have cloned the plants, given that mosquitoes don't drink plant juices. It is possible that DNA could have been extracted from the amber (hardened tree-sap), but this still doesn't account for other types of plants, such as ferns and bushes. See more »


[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

When the Universal logo appears, instead of the studio's theme, sounds from wildlife are heard. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2013, the film was re-released in 3D. In this version, the newer Universal logo is used at the opening of the film. See more »


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Las Gaviotas
Written by Dolores Guadalupe Olivares (as Dolores Ayala Olivares)
Performed by The Madacy Mariachi Band
Courtesy of Madacy Music Group
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Such a classic.
28 September 2018 | by sophiebrooks-75145See all my reviews

This movie is definitely one to remember. Despite being filmed in the 90s, Jurassic Park continues to be a classic to this day. Watching the movie now highlights the contrast between the effects then and the special effects available now. This, along with some acting that is a tad overdone, are the only real critiques I would give this film. The child actors were especially hilarious to me-the young boy, Timmy, has moments that really capture a reaction that a child in real life would have ("I threw up." "Well that's ok! That happens sometimes"-Allen-is one of my favorite quotes). Another extremely influential aspect of this film is the music that plays over certain intense scenes and the iconic theme music in the opening/closing. The music combined with the diegetic sound of the dinosaur stomping/approaching builds the suspense and creates an intense tension in the audience. As a classic worldwide, it's no wonder that this movie provided the basis for generations of movies to follow.

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Release Date:

11 June 1993 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,026,828, 13 June 1993

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Sound Mix:

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


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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