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

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Trivia

An alternate opening was for a Japanese fishing boat to pull up a Parasaurolophus carcass in its net, then the net breaks from the weight of the carcass and disappears into the water below. Paul Mejias supervised the construction of the sculpture and even though this alternate opening scene never made the final cut, the carcass was still used in the film in the scenes taking place in the Tyrannosaurus nest and the boneyard. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is trying to save Ian, Sarah and Nick after the T-Rex's pushed the trailer over the cliff he tries to stop the trailer from going any further by hooking onto the trailer with his SUV's wench. Then when the trailer starts to pull the SUV over the cliff with it, Eddie starts it up and then puts the transmission in reverse and the transfer case into 4 wheel drive, low range. However that would do no good, there is no way a small SUV like that would have enough power to pull that giant heavy trailer back up over the cliff, not with that much weight and leverage working against it. Plus with the ground being all wet and muddy the tires wouldn't be able to get any traction at all, so not only would it be impossible for that SUV to pull the trailer back up (under any condition) but in that mud it wouldn't even be able to hold its position. 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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19 October 2003 | by MF210See all my reviews

My Rating: *** out of ****.

I dont understand all the horrible reviews for this film. Sure not a great film, but definitely a good, entertaining movie. I enjoyed it just as much as the first Jurassic Park.

The Lost World still contains impressive, eye popping effects. These are just as flawless as the CGI as the first Jurassic Parks. There are more dinosaurs and they all look great. The film contains more action than the first and its all exciting. One scene that stands out is the scene with the Raptors in the fields. I love the way Spielberg shot it.

This is not a big acting movie, but its not that bad. Jeff Goldblum is good as Ian Malcolm, but had a little more energy in the first one. Julianne Moore is adequate but looks a bit uncomfortable at times. Vanessa Lee Chester is better than the other kids in the last film. The rest of the acting is adequate.

Many people thought this film was redundant of the first. I wouldnt call it redundant but it is a little bit too familiar in areas. The Lost World takes place in a different area but it is not much different from the first one. However, it is an entertaining movie. The action overshadows the story.

The big problem I have with The Lost World is the ending. It doesnt make sense how The T-Rex got loose. Its also a King Kong Rip-Off. Its visually stunning looking, the TREX doesnt look out of place at all. But it was showing CGI instead of doing something with the story. Nevertheless, even with its flaws The Lost World is entertaining and not worthy of its horrible reviews.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,132,785, 25 May 1997

Gross USA:

$229,086,679

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$618,638,999
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1.37 : 1
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