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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 23 May 1997 (USA)
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A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen 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 eighty-seven 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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Official Sites:

Universal Studios

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jurassic Park: The Lost World 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Dr. Ian Malcolm's team included a fifth member, a paleontologist named Dr. Juttson. He was inspired by the character Richard Levine from the novel. Dr. Juttson was dropped due to an already overcrowded cast, and most of his lines were given to Dr. Sarah Harding. See more »

Goofs

At the boom gates to Jurassic Park: San Diego, a sign is misspelled, "No Tresspassing". 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 »

Alternate Versions

The Fox television network's version (aired on November 1st, 1998) includes two scenes not in the theatrical cut (see Trivia section). The first scene is an InGen meeting between Ludlow and InGen representatives, and takes place in between the opening Compy attack sequence and the Hammond scene. It contains exposition about what aftereffects the events of the first film had on InGen, and how Ludlow is taking over control of the company from Hammond. The second is in between the Hammond scene and the mission-prep scene with Eddie Carr. Set in Mombasa, it introduces Roland Tembo and Ajay Sidhu and makes it clear they have a long history working together. Both deleted scenes are included as special features on the DVD and Blu-ray, but are not integrated into the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 'Pathetique'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Jenõ Jandó (as Jeno Jando)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Excellent Sequel
18 April 2006 | by Dash_RendarSee all my reviews

Creating a worthy follow-up to a major blockbuster is no easy task. But if all the pieces are in the right place, it is not impossible. Four years after the enormous success of Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg took control of the director's chair once more in an effort to enhance the franchise and add on to his already spectacular legacy. Did he succeed? In the eyes of most critics, no. However, I applaud Mr. Spielberg for an admirable effort and creating another crowd-pleaser, even if it didn't match up to the high expectations.

On another personal note, I was very happy to see Jeff Goldblum reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm as he has always been my favorite character in the series. Since Malcolm is now more aware of the dangers of John Hammond's activities, his personality is less goofy and more serious this time around compared to his previous adventure.

It took several viewings for me to appreciate this film to its fullest. At first, it seemed weak because it sacrificed the philosophical messages that helped make the first film great to fit in more action. The philosophy is found in one of the key quotes by John Hammond. "Life will find a way." There *is* a point to all the chaos because it is all caused by the humans and their relentless desire to interfere with nature. Every tragic event seen in the film could have been avoided with sensibility and that is the message that is echoed throughout the entire series. Don't attempt to control the uncontrollable.

If there's one thing that makes the film worth watching, it has to be the special effects and the dinosaur animatronics. The infant T-Rex featured in this film is so lifelike that I often had to remind myself that it wasn't a real dinosaur. It was *that* convincing.

Also be on the lookout for Vince Vaughn (before he became the mega-star that he is today) as one of Hammond's researchers and a humorous scene involving a T-Rex in the modern world.


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