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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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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.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), David Koepp (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Ian Malcolm
Julianne Moore ... Sarah Harding
Pete Postlethwaite ... Roland Tembo
Arliss Howard ... Peter Ludlow
Richard Attenborough ... John Hammond
Vince Vaughn ... Nick Van Owen
Vanessa Chester ... Kelly Curtis (as Vanessa Lee Chester)
Peter Stormare ... Dieter Stark
Harvey Jason ... Ajay Sidhu
Richard Schiff ... Eddie Carr
Thomas F. Duffy ... Dr. Robert Burke
Joseph Mazzello ... Tim
Ariana Richards ... Lex
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Carter (as Thomas Rosales)
Camilla Belle ... Cathy Bowman
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal Studios

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jurassic Park 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film saw the introduction of male Raptors with a different color scheme than those of the ones before and the female seen in the film. Stan Winston explained the reasoning behind the new color schemes of the Raptors and other dinosaurs by saying "we had to design new paint schemes not only for the new dinosaurs, but for some of the already designed dinosaurs from the last movie, because now there were male dinosaurs, as well as females, and typically in nature, the males of any species are far more brightly colored. We also wanted to make sure the audience would be able to tell the males and females apart." The final coloration that was chosen for the male velociraptor was a tiger-like color scheme devised by Christopher Swift. See more »

Goofs

In the scene after the rampage by the dinosaurs in camp and the burning vehicle goes flying through the air and into a tree you can clearly see the top of the tree give way and buckle under the weight and then return to its previous position, it does it again at the base as the vehicle falls onto it. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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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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Definitely the second best entry in the Jurassic Park series.
8 July 2015 | by midnighttheaterSee all my reviews

Very good sequel to Jurassic Park finds Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblem) in a race against time to save his girlfriend(Julianne Moore)and stop Ingen from taking dinosaurs off the island in order to take them state side for their own Jurassic Park. While the wow factor is gone from the first movie, the intensity is up considerably with some of the best action, tension and humor of the series. Goldblem once again commands the screen as the audience guide and it's voice of reason and the special effects manages to even out due the first movie by leaps and bonds. The late Richard Attenborough and Pete Postlethweite rounds out the cast in this very worthy follow up. Its definitely The second best entry in the Jurassic Park series and the best follow up to the original Jurassic Park


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