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Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 18 July 2001 (USA)
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A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna, resulting in an unexpected landing, and startling new inhabitants on the island.

Director:

Joe Johnston

Writers:

Michael Crichton (characters), Peter Buchman | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Dr. Alan Grant
William H. Macy ... Paul Kirby
Téa Leoni ... Amanda Kirby
Alessandro Nivola ... Billy Brennan
Trevor Morgan ... Eric Kirby
Michael Jeter ... Udesky
John Diehl ... Cooper
Bruce A. Young ... Nash
Laura Dern ... Ellie
Taylor Nichols ... Mark
Mark Harelik ... Ben Hildebrand
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Enrique Cardoso
Blake Michael Bryan Blake Michael Bryan ... Charlie (as Blake Bryan)
Sarah Danielle Madison ... Cheryl
Linda Park ... Hannah
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Storyline

Dr. Alan Grant is now a happy man with the previous incidents of Jurassic Park now behind him. Grant is that happy that he announce in public, that nothing on Earth can persuade him back onto the islands. Maybe nothing, except Paul Kirby. Kirby and his wife, Amanda want a plane to fly them over Isla Sorna, with Dr. Grant as their guide. But not everything Kirby says is true. When the plane lands, Dr. Grant realizes that there is another reason why they are there, that he doesn't know of. Now, Dr. Grant is stuck on an island he has never been on before, with what was a plane journey now turned into a search party. Written by Film_Fan

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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 [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

JP3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$93,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,771,645, 22 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$181,171,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,780,809
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After the Spinosaurus' attack on the airplane, Grant asks Billy how he would classify the animal. Billy's first inclination is to say the dinosaur is a Suchomimus or Baryonyx, due to the large snout. This was an in-joke meant for many fans of the movie who, when the new movie's logo was first revealed, said the same thing Billy did. Many long pages on the message boards of fan pages and the official page were dedicated to this debate. See more »

Goofs

The Spinosaurus was indeed larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex, with that being said Spinosaurus was also primarily a fish eating animal and mostly walked on using all four of its limbs. In the film, a fight takes place as to which the Spinosaurus kills a T-Rex, in all reality a Spinosaurus would not be able to have accomplished such a feat let alone survive to tell it. Research showed that a T-Rex made up for its small arms by often times using its head as a weapon, almost like a mallet. The T-Rex bite force alone was capable of a maximum bite force of 35,000 to 57,000 newtons at its back teeth. Which is more than four times higher than past estimates and ten times as the force of a modern alligator. The T-Rex would have easily been able to rip the Spino's head off once it achieved the first bite putting the Spino to the ground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Enrique Cardoso: Here you go, my friend.
Ben Hildebrand: Make sure you get as close as you can! I'll give you something extra if you make it a good trip!
Enrique Cardoso: Hey, I'm gonna get you close, my friend, but not too close, eh. You don't want to be eaten.
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Crazy Credits

The Roman numeral "III" in the opening title logo is formed by a trio of claw marks. See more »

Alternate Versions

Don Davis, the music composer for the film, stated that roughly 20 seconds of footage was cut from the battle between the T-Rex and Spinosaurus. This was mostly made up of the two animals roaring at each other and sizing one another up. See more »


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Raptor Repartee
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Composed by Don Davis
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More like a telelvison show.
15 July 2001 | by milwbest35See all my reviews

After coming off a sequel like The Lost World you would think it's not that hard to make a better film. Though these films seem to get worse every time, the first one was just so good and the third one seems so bad. The movie drags on telling you nothing about the jurassic park world, it's just a movie about some people trying to get off a dinosaur infested island. Just when you think that the plot could actually become interseting the movie just blows by it. There's also so many holes in the plot of the whole jurassic park world and they don't try to do anything with them. The movie makes no advancement in the storyline of the jurassic park franchise that all this film comes down to is being a slasher thriller movie with not all that impressive special effects.


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