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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Grant
... Ellie
... Malcolm
... Hammond
... Muldoon
... Gennaro
... Wu (as B. D. Wong)
... Tim
... Lex
... Arnold
... Nedry
... Harding (as Jerry Molen)
... Rostagno
Cameron Thor ... Dodgson
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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The most phenomenal discovery of our time... becomes the greatest adventure of all time. See more »


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

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11 June 1993 (USA)  »

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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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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film revolutionized dinosaur behavior; whereas in previous films they were slow moving, they were now fast and athletic; this derived from paleontologist Robert Bakker. Another aspect included was dinosaurs are not cold-blooded, but rely on the Sun to be active. Steven Spielberg wanted his dinosaurs to be fast-moving, hot blooded predators, e.g. if a T-Rex in the rain were cold-blooded, it couldn't do anything, hence the scene in the film. See more »

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When the Explorer is falling down while Grant and Tim are trying to get out of the tree, you can see the cable that is pulling the car downward. See more »

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[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 it says "A Steven Spielberg film" at the end of the movie, listen closely. You will hear the slightly modified five tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). See more »

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References When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) See more »

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Las Gaviotas
Written by Dolores Ayala Olivares
Performed by The Madacy Mariachi Band
Courtesy of Madacy Music Group
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Groundbreaking!
26 February 2004 | by See 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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