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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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Chaos Reigns 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Original scripts and storyboards had a Baryonyx as the main dinosaur instead of the Spinosaurus. Baryonyx is a close relative of the Spinosaurus and they looked basically the same. Baryonyx was a little smaller, and did not have the fin like the Spinosaurus did. Director Joe Johnston wanted a main dinosaur that would not be confused with the T-Rex. Though the Baryonyx would have been vastly different, the Spinosaurus had a bizarre look no other carnivore had. See more »

Goofs

If you pay attention to the shadows when Dr. Grant is looking through the busted, dirty windows of the jeep before the group enters the compound, you can see the shadow of the tracking camera/crew briefly pass over the far interior of the vehicle just under the window and across the wheel well Grant is passing. 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

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

Referenced in Seattle Creation Conference: Dinosaurs and the Bible (2006) See more »

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The Hat Returns / End Credits
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Composed by Don Davis
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Dumber by installment
16 August 2004 | by pmicocciSee all my reviews

If the first of this seemingly interminable series was rather far-fetched, at least it didn't push to the extremes of absurdity (well, maybe not more than a few times); Jurassic Park III does practically from the start. Dinosaurs and pterosaurs are constantly depicted exhibiting traits that might be believable in primates, dog packs or even domesticated animals but would be ridiculous to attribute to reptiles; the writers go so far as to mention the "alpha male" of a pack of large herbivores - I guess that makes it sound more "authentic"... Even in the original movie such behavior strained credibility past the breaking point on a few occasions, such as having a dinosaur burst through solid walls as if it recognized what a wall is and anticipated what would be on the other side - was that a tyrannosaurus or Godzilla? How many wild animals has anyone ever seen demonstrate such behavior? With each movie the 'raptors become more and more fiendishly clever; by the time V or VI rolls out (probably on direct-to-video), you might almost expect to hear one of them say, "I am your father!"


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