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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 for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.

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Joe Johnston

Writers:

Michael Crichton (characters), Peter Buchman | 2 more credits »
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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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Dream... Fantasy... Destruction... Evolution of Adventure See more »


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

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It is unknown how Billy survived, but it can be assumed he was washed downriver and found by the rescue party. See more »

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Grant contacts Ellie via sat-phone in the dark pre dawn of the island. A few hours later (post dawn) the group meets a US Navy/Marine Amphibian Assault Battalion on the beach. Unless that naval group had been less than 100 miles away when contacted, there is no way for them to be already in position off the island and have the AAV's deployed to the land. Amphibian Assault Groups are not kept sailing between deployments. 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 »


Soundtracks

Barney is a Dinosaur
Lyrics by Stephen Bates (as Stephen Bates Baltes)
Music - Traditional
Arrangement by Joseph Phillips (as Joseph K. Phillips)
Courtesy of Lyrick Studios
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Underrated pure fun popcorn Action film!
7 May 2016 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Jurassic Park III (2001) is a pure, fun, popcorn, Action Film and the third entry of the Jurassic Park trilogy. It is an awesome underrated Action flick a million ways better than the new movie Jurassic World (2015)!!!!!!!!

The third entry of Jurassic park Trilogy is very underrated solid action flick. I will take third Jurassic Park III movie over Jurassic World! Just like a pure, fun, popcorn, Action Film, I will take this one. They brought Sam Neill back as Dr. Alan Grant back. The film was a rescue mission, it was fast paced and it was short than the second flick. I still love The Lost World: Jurassic Park equal as the first flick Jurassic Park, but this flick grow on me and I love it and I have changed my mind. I love this flick I love it to death. I will rather watch this flick than forgettable Jurassic World! I love this flick to death and it is my third favorite film in the Jurassic park trilogy. As the first time I saw this film, I wasn't fan about it, but I keep watching it and I liked it, this movie grow on me. The film was fast paced, it went really fast around, it was an action film, it wasn't an epic adventure like was the first movie Jurassic Park (1993) it was actually an action flick an a rescue mission.

Plot: Adventure runs wild when renowned palentologist Dr. Alan Grant agrees to accompany a wealthy adventurer and his wife on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen's former breeding ground for prehistoric creatures. But when they're terrifyingly stranded, Dr. Grant discovers that his hosts are not what they seem, and the island's native inhabitants are smarter, faster, fiercer and more brutal than he ever imagined in this heart-stomping thriller.

The film was directed by Joe Johnston who also directed The Rocketeer, I haven't seen that flick in ages yet, The Pagemaster, Jumanji and Captain America: The First Avenger that I am fan of that film. After the success of Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Joe Johnston expressed interest in directing a sequel. Spielberg instead gave Joe Johnston permission to direct the third film in the series, if there were to be one. I don't think the director did a terrible job, I think that this movie more lacked on a script writers, so is not Joe Johnston fault for directing this film for using more CGI in the film.

I love Sam Neil as Dr. Alan Grant and I love that he goes on an Island Isla Sorna, where man is up against dangerous predators in the ultimate battle for survival. This movie takes no prisoners and pulls no punches. It takes the idea of the original, puts an interesting twist into the plot, injects it with good FX, good acting and a decent budget, and you have something far superior to the original.

I like all- new dinosaurs and the special effects CGI, more practical effects are in there, they did not bothered me or that it was directed from someone else and not Steven Spielberg himself. I like the CGI in this film.

A wealthy couple with Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neil) land on a island Isla Sorna and all the mercenaries are killed off, I like that in the film that the mercenaries are killed off.

This film is very quickly paced, is not boring film and it is not a dull movie, it does not drag a long, is very interesting to me and it is a good action film. Jurassic park III is MILES way better to me than Jurassic World, I will rather watch this film than the new one. The first time I reviewed this film I hated it, but now I loved it a lot.

I am fine with the FX of the Spinosaurus, I like Spinosaurus, I thought it was pretty cool.

Btw the kid in this movie wasn't annoying and I think he really did a good job, he was smart and recourses, he was useful in this movie, he survived that length of time by himself & saved Alan against Spinosaurus, so yea I like that and I like this film. I don't think it was terrible or forgettable at all.

I really did not like that Laura Dern can't return with her character in a cameo scene, but still I liked that they made her a happy married woman with the kid and I still like that Alan and Ellie are still in contact together, that is decent in the film.

Also Michael Jeter from Drop Zone (1994) as a mercenary is in here, John Diehl from Miami Vice is in it and Bruce A. Young from The Sentinel and Basic Instinct (1992) is in it, as a third mercenary.

Overall: The ranting for this film I am giving is an 8.5/10 I love this film and In my opinion is the last good Jurassic film, a very hated and underrated.

Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American adventure science fiction film. It is the third installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The film stars Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, and Michael Jeter. It is the first film in the series not to have been directed by Steven Spielberg, nor based on a book by Michael Crichton (though numerous scenes in the film were ultimately taken from Crichton's novels Jurassic Park and The Lost World).

8.5/10 Grade: B+ Studio: Universal Pictures Starring: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, Michael Jeter, John Diehl, Bruce A. Young, Taylor Nichols, Laura Dern Director: Joe Johnston Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Larry Franco Screenplay: Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 1 Hr. 32 Mins. Budget: $93.000.000 Box Office: $368,780,809


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

18 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return to the Island: Jurassic Park 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$93,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,771,645, 22 July 2001

Gross USA:

$181,171,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,780,809
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