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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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Survival of the Fittest See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$181,171,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,780,809
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the flight to Isla Sorna, Billy tells Dr. Grant a story about hang-gliding off cliffs in New Zealand. Sam Neill, who plays Dr. Grant, was born in Ireland, but grew up in New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene the parachute says "dino-soar". After retrieving it Billy uses it in the aviary. When he first pulls it open there are no words on it, in the next scene with it the words return. 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

During the studio introductions, each logo is accompanied by the "ripple-in-the-water" effect and the sound of a heavy footstep. See more »

Alternate Versions

After the brief encounter with the ceratosaurus, which turns its nose up at the humans and decides not to attack them, Paul Kirby (William H. Macy) says "Can't help but feel a little offended." The line was edited out for it was thought that it was inappropriately "cheesey" for that stage in the narrative. See more »

Connections

References The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

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Clash Of Extinction
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Composed by Don Davis
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Not as good as the previous JP's.
11 June 2003 | by mosquito1985See all my reviews

Jurassic Park 3 was a shorter and less entertaining of the three. I thought this sequel might be good because JP2 was good but I was wrong! I have picked some notes while watching this movie. Usually Jurassic Park films are 2 hours long, this one is some 40 minutes less! and does not quite contain the same fun and horror it did on previous jp's. DR. Grant returns which is a suprise. It didn't have it's entertaining parts though i must admit. JP3 had amazing special effects, most probably the best out of the three. I have heard that Jurassic Park 4 will be released in 2004. Should I say this one will be a bad sequel as well?


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