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Jurassic Park [1993] (1 disc)

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Director:Steven Spielberg
Writer:David Koepp
Michael Crichton
Composer:John Williams
Length:127 minutes
(2 hours 7 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:85%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A wildlife preserve like no other turns deadly.


Reaction: Ground breaking effects and the action is decent too.


Personal Rating: 8/10

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Steven Spielberg => Director
David Koepp => Writer
Michael Crichton => Writer / Novel
John Williams => Composer
Gerald R. Molen => Producer / Gerry Harding (as Jerry Molen)
Adrian Escober => Worker at Amber Mine
Ariana Richards => Lex Murphy
BD Wong => Henry Wu
Bob Peck => Robert Muldoon
Cameron Thor => Lewis Dodgson
Greg Burson => Mr. D.N.A. (voice)
Jeff Goldblum => Dr. Ian Malcolm
Joseph Mazzello => Tim Murphy
Laura Dern => Dr. Ellie Sattler
Martin Ferrero => Donald Gennaro
Miguel Sandoval => Juanito Rostagno
Richard Attenborough => John Hammond
Richard Kiley => Jurassic Park Tour Voice (voice)
Sam Neill => Dr. Alan Grant
Samuel L. Jackson => Ray Arnold
Wayne Knight => Dennis Nedry
Whit Hertford => Volunteer Boy (as Whitby Hertford)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Gerald R. Molen, the film's producer, played Dr. Gerry Harding, the character who was out on the field with the sick triceratops.
  • William Hurt was considered for Dr. Grant, but he turned it down without reading the book or the script.
  • Harrison Ford turned down the role of Dr. Grant.
  • At one point Lex is hanging from a floorboard between stories. She looks up for a moment. The stunt double looked up accidentally while filming and Ariana Richards' face had to be superimposed in post production.
  • To study the movement of the Gallimimus herd, the film's digital artists were ordered to run along a stretch of road with some obstacles, their hands next to their chest.
  • In 2002, the discovey of a new species of ankylosaurus was named 'Crichtonsaurus' in honor of Michael Crichton.
  • Steven Spielberg wanted the velociraptors to be about 10 feet tall, which was taller than they were known to be. During filming, paleontologists uncovered 10-foot-tall specimens of raptors called Utahraptors.
  • Tim makes references about [?] Robert Bakker and his dinosaur book. Bakker was a technical advisor on Jurassic Park.
  • Brian Cox was interviewed for Muldoon
  • The novel was published in 1990. However, pre-production of the film began in 1989, using only Michael Crichton's manuscript. It was widely believed that the book would be such a hit that it would make an outstanding movie. It turns out that assumption was correct.