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Crichton's spine-tingling thriller translates well (but not faithfully) due to its main attraction: realistic, rampaging dinosaurs. Genetically cloned from prehistoric DNA, all is well until they escape from their pens--smarter and less predictable than expected. Contrived plot and thin characters (except Goldblum), but who cares? The true stars are the dinos, an incredible combination of models and computer animation. Violent, suspenseful, and realistic with gory attack scenes. Not for small kids, though much of the marketing is aimed at them. Spielberg knocked his own "E.T." out of first place as "JP" became the highest grossing movie of all time. Also available in a letterbox version.

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Available on Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Dinosaurs, Books to Film: Michael Crichton, Island Fare, Killer Beasts, Highest Grossing Films of All Time, Mad Scientists, Eco-Vengeance!, Science & Scientists, Cloning Around, Great Death Scenes, Producers: Steven Spielberg, Special FX Extravaganzas, Top Grossing Films of 1993, Computers, Childhood Visions, Eat Me
David Koepp, Michael Crichton
Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, B.D. Wong, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight
Dean Cundey
Steven Spielberg
John Williams
Richard Kiley
Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Mark Huffam


Oscars 1993: Sound, Sound FX Editing, Visual FX.

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In this movie, the actual Jurassic Park is pretty much a zoo but with dinosaurs. The scientists think of different ways to keep the species from dying off. They incubate the eggs and watch them grow. I would be scared if this were real because many dinosaurs are huge and deadly. Keeping a t-rex under control would probably be extremely difficult. It would be cool if they were just on that island and never eventually came to areas where people live, but I think part 2 or 3 has them where people are. This movie has really good special effects, and the dinosaurs look pretty real. The story-line puts you on the edge of your seat to see what happens next. My family and I used to watch this all the time. I haven't seen it in a long time but I'm sure I would still enjoy it. If you haven't seen Jurassic Park, you definitely have to at some point!