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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.

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Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), David Koepp (screenplay)
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Jurassic Park without Jeff Goldblum is like a night without stars. But was Johnny Depp close to landing the role of Ian Malcolm instead? We investigate in this episode of "Casting Calls."

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to a recent discovery of specimens of juvenile T. Rexes, it is possible that infant T. Rexes actually had longer skulls, therefore making the infant T. Rex in this movie unrealistic. However, the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park novels and films were genetically engineered by splicing together DNA from several different sources, as was explained in the first book and movie. Therefore, the appearances of all of the dinosaurs, would be dependent upon their respective genetic make-up. See more »

Goofs

When Ian and Sarah break-in to the San Diego InGen Amphitheater to retrieve the Infant Tyrannosaur, they plow through a steel barricade yet their car receives no cosmetic damage. 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 »

Connections

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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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Somehow cheesier than the original, but still entertaining!
7 June 2015 | by dom-lerose-8See all my reviews

No matter how cliché the story line gets, or how many suspense sequences that have been done millions of other times in other films appear on screen, you can't deny how much we all love seeing gigantic dinosaurs scare the living daylights out of moviegoers. These ancient and magnificent beasts are brought back to life with the directed craft of no one other than Steven Spielberg, the movie God. With the huge success of "Jurassic Park" in 1993, Spielberg keeps the story going strong with "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, John Hammond reveals to Ian Malcolm that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar. Left alone since the disaster, the dinosaurs have flourished, and Hammond is anxious that the world see them in their "natural" environment before they are exploited. Yes, there are villains trying to exploit dinosaurs. How cruel. We continue to see the scientific approach to balance the epic chase scenes and the terrifying T-Rex sneaking into tents and eating scientists left and right. Sadly, we don't get the same visual effects as we did in 1993. They seem to be a tad less in quality. However, who cares! They're good enough to scare the heck out of us and wrap our minds in a world where even the ridiculous and dimwitted plot of a squeal is still ridiculously entertaining and a joyous thrill ride full of razor sharp teeth and ear-piercing roars.


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