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[[File:JP-OfficialPoster.jpg|thumb|Official Poster]]'''''Jurassic Park''''' is a 1993 science fiction adventure film directed by [[Steven Spielberg]]. It stars [[Sam Neill]], [[Laura Dern]], [[Jeff Goldblum]] and [[Richard Attenborough]]. It is the first installment in the [[Jurassic Park (1993 Film)|Jurassic Park]] franchise and is based off the [[Jurassic Park (1990 Novel)|novel of the same name]] by [[Michael Crichton]]. The film's screenplay was written by Crichton and [[David Koepp]].
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{{Infobox film
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| name          = Jurassic Park
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| image          = JP-OfficialPoster.jpg
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| caption        = Theatrical release poster
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| director      = [[Steven Spielberg]]
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| producer      = {{Plainlist|
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* [[Kathleen Kennedy]]
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* [[Gerald R. Molen]]
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}}
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| screenplay    = {{Plainlist|
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* [[Michael Crichton]]
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* [[David Koepp]]
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}}
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| based on      = {{based on|''[[Jurassic Park (1990 Novel)|Jurassic Park]]''|Michael Crichton}}
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| starring      = {{Plainlist|
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* [[Sam Neill]]
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* [[Laura Dern]]
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* [[Jeff Goldblum]]
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* [[Richard Attenborough]]
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* [[Bob Peck]]
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* [[Martin Ferrero]]
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* [[BD Wong]]
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* [[Samuel L. Jackson]]
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* [[Wayne Knight]]
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* [[Joseph Mazzello]]
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* [[Ariana Richards]]
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}}
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| music          = [[John Williams]]
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| cinematography = [[Dean Cundey]]
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| editing        = [[Michael Kahn (film editor)|Michael Kahn]]
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| studio        = [[Amblin Entertainment]]
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| distributor    = [[Universal Pictures]]
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| released      = {{Film date|1993|6|11}}
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| runtime        = 127 minutes
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| country        = United States
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| language      = English
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| budget        = $63 million
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| gross          = $1,029,153,882
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}}
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'''''Jurassic Park''''' is a 1993 science fiction adventure film directed by [[Steven Spielberg]]. It stars [[Sam Neill]], [[Laura Dern]], [[Jeff Goldblum]] and [[Richard Attenborough]]. It is the first installment in the [[Jurassic Park (1993 Film)|Jurassic Park]] franchise and is based off the [[Jurassic Park (1990 Novel)|novel of the same name]] by [[Michael Crichton]]. The film's screenplay was written by Crichton and [[David Koepp]].
  
 
The film centers around the fictional island of [[Isla Nublar (Film Universe)|Isla Nublar]] where [[John Hammond (Film Universe)|John Hammond]] and the company of [[InGen (Film Universe)|InGen]] have setup a park that hosts cloned dinosaurs.  
 
The film centers around the fictional island of [[Isla Nublar (Film Universe)|Isla Nublar]] where [[John Hammond (Film Universe)|John Hammond]] and the company of [[InGen (Film Universe)|InGen]] have setup a park that hosts cloned dinosaurs.  
  
''Jurassic Park'' was followed by two sequels, [[The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997 Film)|The Lost World: Jurassic Park]] and [[Jurassic Park III (2001 Film)|Jurassic Park III]]. A long awaited fourth sequel, [[Jurassic World (2015 Film)|Jurassic World]] is set for release on June 12, 2015.
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''Jurassic Park'' was followed by two sequels, [[The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997 Film)|The Lost World: Jurassic Park]] and [[Jurassic Park III (2001 Film)|Jurassic Park III]]. A long awaited fourth sequel, [[Jurassic World (2015 Film)|Jurassic World]] was released on June 12, 2015.
  
==Plot==
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==Synopsis==
 
Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go to plan? Especially when one of the parks' own workers attempts to steal the dinosaur embryos, and has to shut down critical security systems in the process. It's now a race for survival with dangerous creatures roaming all over the island.  
 
Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go to plan? Especially when one of the parks' own workers attempts to steal the dinosaur embryos, and has to shut down critical security systems in the process. It's now a race for survival with dangerous creatures roaming all over the island.  
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==Plot==
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The story begins on Isla Nublar, a small island 120 miles off the coast of Costa Rica. A large group of construction workers and animal handlers offload a large container, the creature within unseen. During the process, the animal attempts to escape, an act which leads to a mass panic, and the death of one of the workers.
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The story jumps forward to an Amber mine in the Dominican Republic, where we learn that miners extracting amber are involved with a genetic-engineering company called InGen. We also learn that the death of the worker seen earlier has raised serious concerns about the safety of the island, according to Donald Gennaro, an InGen representative, and that the owner of the island is now seeking top scientific experts in the field to help endorse the park.
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At a paleontological excavation in Montana we are introduced to Dr. Alan Grant, and his assistant Ellie Sattler, as they slowly uncover the fossilized remains of a Velociraptor, perhaps nature's most lethal and cunning predator to date, a beautiful specimen evolved to kill. Part of Grant's research experiments with a new radiological device that shoots a probe into the dirt which bounces an image of an uncovered raptor skeleton back to a computer screen. Grant is hesitant about the new technology but seems fascinated with the image it produces without having to dig. He is also a follower of a long-held theory among paleontologists that dinosaurs evolved more from birds than reptiles.
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The dig is cut short by the sudden appearance of Grant and Sattler's main sponsor, the elderly and eccentric billionaire, John Hammond. He invites them over to endorse his latest project, a remote island resort, where he claims that their "unique biological attractions" are "guaranteed to drive children out their minds!"
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Grant and Sattler are accompanied by two other characters -- the equally eccentric chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcolm, and the lawyer, Donald Genarro, who represents Hammond's investors. As they arrive by helicopter, they are treated to a unique spectacle of living, breathing DINOSAURS, creatures beyond your wildest imagination, resurrected from the dead and roaming a special zoological environment built to sustain them! Just the sight of these mighty beasts, a towering Brachiosaurus accompanied by a herd of Parasaurolophus, is enough to leave the stunned visitors breathless, save for Gennaro's offhand comment: "we're gonna make a fortune off this place...a fortune...".
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Later, as they arrive at the island's central resort and control facility, the visitors are given a brief tour of the process. InGen has succeeded in cloning animals from simple strands of DNA salvaged from mosquitoes that fed on dinosaur blood, and were preserved for millions of years inside fossilized amber. The group is shown the egg-incubation room, just in time to witness the birth of a baby Velociraptor, a sight that deeply disturbs Grant. He demands to see where the adults are housed...
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...and we are shown the special containment facility seen in the introduction, a fortress of electrified fences and dense foliage, all that separates the humans from the most dangerous creature on the island. Grant is witness to the daily feeding of the animals: a cow is lowered into the pit, only to be stripped clean within moments. The visitors (and the audience) is spared the gruesome sight of the carnage by a thick covering of jungle foliage...
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The group prepares to experience the theme park's central attraction, in which visitors embark on a safari-like tour of the park, on special electrified Ford Explorers. Grant, Sattler, Malcolm and Gennaro are accompanied by Hammond's two grand children: Lex and her little brother Tim. As the group heads off, Hammond settles into the main control room where his two computer experts, Arnold and Nedry, manage the complex infrastructure of the park.
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The tour is largely un-eventful: the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Dilophosaurus -two extremely dangerous carnivores- refuse to reveal themselves to the eager tourists. A sick triceratops is also encountered, tended to by the park veterinarians, whom Sattler leaves the group to help out with. An approaching tropical storm forces the tour to be cut short, as most of the staff leave by ship for the mainland.
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In the meantime, we learn the true colors of Nedry - he has been hired to steal dinosaur embryos for InGen's rival corporation, BioSyn. In order to steal the embryos, he shuts down security systems throughout the park, but this also causes the tour's electric cars to break down, and the electrified fences shut down, thus releasing the dinosaurs from containment.
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In the film's most thrilling sequence, a T-Rex escapes its enclosure and proceeds to wreck the tour vehicles. Gennaro is eaten, Malcolm is critically injured, but Grant manages to escape with the terrified children. In the meantime, a lost and confused Nedry, trying to hand over the stolen embryos to his contact, encounters a venom-spitting Dilophosaurus, and justice is dealt.
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Sattler and the Park Warden Muldoon arrive in a jeep at the site of the T-Rex attack to find the injured Malcolm and the remains of Gennarro, but everyone else has disappeared. The T-Rex returns to give chase to the jeep down the road in an exciting car chase of an action sequence, but the humans eventually manage to escape.
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Grant and the kids spend the night sheltering up a tree, and wake up to find a Brachiosaurus grazing nearby. Lex is initially frightened, but Grant reassures her (and the audience) that Brachiosaurs are peaceful herbivores, and that dinosaurs aren't monsters, they're just animals. Once more, we are given the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and majesty of these magnificent creatures.
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With Malcolm injured and park systems still offline, Arnold is forced to take drastic action and reset the system-an act that has the unintended consequences of freeing the vicious velociraptors from their enclosure. Arnold, Muldoon and Sattler attempt to restore power, only to have Arnold and Muldoon outsmarted and killed by the cunning creatures. Only Sattler manages to narrowly avoid getting killed.
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After witnessing a stampede of ostrich-like dinosaurs known as Gallimimus, Grant and the kids make it back to the main resort complex, only to find it abandoned. Grant leaves the kids in the main dining area, and tries to search for other survivors. In the meantime, Lex and Tim are cornered by a pair of raptors inside the main kitchen. In one of the most terrifying scenes in the entire film, the raptors stalk through the dark kitchen, searching for the kids. Eventually, Lex and Tim manage to lure one of the raptors into the freezer and lock it in, but the other raptor chases them out of the kitchen.
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Meeting up in the control room, Grant, Sattler, and the kids attempt to restore power and communications to the park, but are trapped in by the same raptor. In the nick of time, the security systems and phone lines are brought back online. Nevertheless, the raptors manage to break into the control room and gives chase to our heroes throughout the entire building.
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Eventually, our heroes are cornered by the last two raptors inside the main atrium. Just as all hope is lost, the T-Rex come crashing in and attacks the raptors, buying enough time for the small group of humans to escape.
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As the humans evacuate the island by helicopter, the T-Rex gives a final victory roar behind a falling banner proclaiming: "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth". The ending scene is quite powerful and epic, and perfectly captures the spirit of the film in portraying dinosaurs as some of the most magnificent creatures to ever walk the Earth...{{#tag:ref|{{cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/synopsis |title=Synopsis for Jurassic Park |author=IMDb |date= |accessdate=2016-05-27}}}}
  
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
{{Main|List of Jurassic Park characters}}
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{{Main|List of Film Universe Characters}}
* [[Sam Neill]] as [[Alan Grant (Jurassic Park)|Dr. Alan Grant]], a leading paleontologist.
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* [[Sam Neill]] as [[Alan Grant (Film Universe)|Alan Grant]], a leading paleontologist.
* [[Laura Dern]] as Dr. Ellie Sattler, a paleobotanist.
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* [[Laura Dern]] as [[Ellie Degler (Film Universe)|Ellie Sattler]], a paleobotanist.
* [[Jeff Goldblum]] as Dr. Ian Malcolm, a mathematician and chaos theorist.
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* [[Jeff Goldblum]] as [[Ian Malcolm (Film Universe)|Ian Malcolm]], a mathematician and chaos theorist.
 
* [[Richard Attenborough]] as [[John Hammond (Film Universe)|John Hammond]], InGen's billionaire CEO and the park's creator.
 
* [[Richard Attenborough]] as [[John Hammond (Film Universe)|John Hammond]], InGen's billionaire CEO and the park's creator.
* [[Ariana Richards]] as Alexis "Lex" Murphy, Hammond's granddaughter.
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* [[Ariana Richards]] as [[Lex Murphy (Film Universe)|Lex Murphy]], Hammond's granddaughter.
* [[Joseph Mazzello]] as Timothy "Tim" Murphy, Hammond's grandson.
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* [[Joseph Mazzello]] as [[Tim Murphy (Film Universe)|Tim Murphy]], Hammond's grandson.
* [[Bob Peck]] as Robert Muldoon, the park's game warden.
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* [[Bob Peck]] as [[Robert Muldoon (Film Universe)|Robert Muldoon]], the park's game warden.
* [[Martin Ferrero]] as Donald Gennaro, a lawyer who represents Hammond's concerned investors.
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* [[Martin Ferrero]] as [[Donald Gennaro (Film Universe)|Donald Gennaro]], a lawyer who represents Hammond's concerned investors.
* [[Wayne Knight]] as Dennis Nedry, the disgruntled architect of the park's computer systems.
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* [[Wayne Knight]] as [[Dennis Nedry (Film Universe)|Dennis Nedry]], the disgruntled architect of the park's computer systems.
* [[Samuel L. Jackson]] as Ray Arnold, the park's chief engineer.
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* [[Samuel L. Jackson]] as [[Ray Arnold (Film Universe)|Ray Arnold]], the park's chief engineer.
* [[Cameron Thor]] as Dr. Lewis Dodgson, the head of InGen's rival, BioSyn.
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* [[Cameron Thor]] as [[Lewis Dodgson (Film Universe)|Lewis Dodgson]], an employee of one of InGen's rivals.
* [[Miguel Sandoval]] as Juanito Rostagno, the ''Mano de Dios'' amber mine's proprietor.
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* [[Miguel Sandoval]] as [[Juanito Rostagno (Film Universe)|Juanito Rostagno]], the ''Mano de Dios'' amber mine's proprietor.
* [[Gerald R. Molen]] as Dr. Gerry Harding, the park's veterinarian.
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* [[Gerald R. Molen]] as [[Gerry Harding (Film Universe)|Gerry Harding]], the park's veterinarian.
* [[BD Wong]] as Dr. Henry Wu, the park's chief geneticist.
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* [[BD Wong]] as [[Henry Wu (Film Universe)|Henry Wu]], the park's chief geneticist.
* [[Richard Kiley]] as himself, providing audio narration for the park's main tour.
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* [[Richard Kiley]] as [[Richard Kiley (Film Universe)|Himself]], providing audio narration for the park's main tour.
* [[Greg Burson]] as Mr. D.N.A., the animated DNA strand that explains the miracle of cloning.
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* [[Greg Burson]] as [[Mr. D.N.A. (Film Universe)|Mr D.N.A.]], the animated DNA strand that explains the miracle of cloning.
  
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
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===Music===
 
===Music===
  
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{{main|Jurassic Park (Film Score)}}
  
==Dinosaurs on screen==
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==Appearances==
  
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<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
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'''People'''
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*[[Alan Grant (Film Universe)|Alan Grant]]
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*[[Dennis Nedry (Film Universe)|Dennis Nedry]]
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*[[Donald Gennaro (Film Universe)|Donald Gennaro]]
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*[[Ellie Degler (Film Universe)|Ellie Sattler]]
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*[[Gerry Harding (Film Universe)|Gerry Harding]]
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*[[Helicopter Pilot (Film Universe)|Helicopter Pilot]]
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*[[Henry Wu (Film Universe)|Henry Wu]]
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*[[Ian Malcolm (Film Universe)|Ian Malcolm]]
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*[[John Hammond (Film Universe)|John Hammond]]
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*[[Jophery (Film Universe)|Jophery]]
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*[[Juanito Rostagno (Film Universe)|Juanito Rostagno]]
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*[[Lewis Dodgson (Film Universe)|Lewis Dodgson]]
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*[[Lex Murphy (Film Universe)|Lex Murphy]]
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*[[Mate (Film Universe)|Mate]]
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*[[Mr. D.N.A. (Film Universe)|Mr. D.N.A.]]
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*[[Ray Arnold (Film Universe)|Ray Arnold]]
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*[[Richard Kiley (Film Universe)|Richard Kiley]]
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*[[Robert Muldoon (Film Universe)|Robert Muldoon]]
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*[[Tim Murphy (Film Universe)|Tim Murphy]]
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*[[Volunteer Boy (Film Universe)|Volunteer Boy]]
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*[[Volunteer #1 (Film Universe)|Volunteer #1]]
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*[[Worker at Amber Mine (Film Universe)|Worker at Amber Mine]]
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</div>
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<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
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'''Dinosaurs'''
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*[[Baryonx (Film Universe)|Baryonx]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Brachiosaurus (Film Universe)|Brachiosaurus]]
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*[[Compsognathus (Film Universe)|Compsognathus]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Dilophosaurus (Film Universe)|Dilophosaurus]]
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*[[Gallimimus (Film Universe)|Gallimimus]]
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*[[Herrerasaurus (Film Universe)|Herrerasaurus]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Metriacanthosaurus (Film Universe)|Metriacanthosaurus]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Proceratosaurus (Film Universe)|Proceratosaurus]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Pteranodon (Film Universe)|Pteranodon]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Segisaurus (Film Universe)|Segisaurus]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Stegosaurus (Film Universe)|Stegosaurus]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Triceratops (Film Universe)|Triceratops]]
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**[[Sick Triceratops (Film Universe)|Sick Triceratops]]
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*[[Parasauralophus (Film Universe)|Parasauralophus]]
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*[[Tyrannosaurus Rex (Film Universe)|Tyrannosaurus Rex]]
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*[[Velociraptor (Film Universe)|Velociraptor]]
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**[[The Big One (Film Universe)|The Big One]]
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</div>
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'''Locations'''
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*[[Costa Rica (Film Universe)|Costa Rica]]
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**[[Isla Nublar (Film Universe)|Isla Nublar]]
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***[[Jurassic Park (Film Universe)|Jurassic Park]]
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****[[Carnivore Feeding Compound (Film Universe)|Carnivore Feeding Compound]] ''(Referenced)''
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****[[East Dock (Film Universe)|East Dock]]
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****[[Hammond's Lodge (Film Universe)|Hammond's Lodge]] ''(Referenced)''
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****[[Herbivore Feeding Compound (Film Universe)|Herbivore Feeding Compound]] ''(Referenced)''
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****[[Jurassic Park Helipad (Film Universe)|Helipad]]
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****[[Jurassic Park Hotel (Film Universe)|Hotel]] ''(Referenced)''
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****[[Main Compound (Film Universe)|Main Compound]]
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*****[[Emergency Bunker (Film Universe)|Emergency Bunker]]
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*****[[Jurassic Park Garage (Film Universe)|Garage]] ''(Referenced)''
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*****[[Maintenance Shed (Film Universe)|Maintenance Shed]]
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*****[[Velociraptor Pen (Film Universe)|Velociraptor Pen]]
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*****[[Visitors' Center (Film Universe)|Visitors' Center]]
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****[[Jurassic Park Grounds (Film Universe)|Park Grounds]]
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*****[[Brachiosaurus Paddock (Film Universe)|Brachiosaurus Paddock]]
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*****[[Dilophosaurus Paddock (Film Universe)|Dilophosaurus Paddock]]
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*****[[Gallimimus Paddock (Film Universe)|Gallimimus Paddock]]
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*****[[Main Gate (Film Universe)|Main Gate]]
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*****[[Perimeter Fence (Film Universe)|Perimeter Fence]]
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*****[[Reserve Paddock (Film Universe)|Reserve Paddock]] ''(Referenced)''
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*****[[Triceratops Paddock (Film Universe)|Triceratops Paddock]]
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*****[[Tyrannosaurus Paddock (Film Universe)|Tyrannosaurus Paddock]]
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*****[[Velociraptor Paddock (Film Universe)|Velociraptor Paddock]]
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**[[San José (Film Universe)|San José]]
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*[[United States of America (Film Universe)|United States of America]]
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**[[Florida (Film Universe)|Florida]] ''(Referenced)''
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***[[Orlando (Film Universe)|Orlando]] ''(Referenced)''
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**[[Montana (Film Universe)|Montana]]
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***[[Badlands (Film Universe)|Bad Lands]]
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***[[Choteau (Film Universe)|Choteau]] ''(Referenced)''
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'''Vehicles'''
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*InGen Construction Motorpool
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**[[InGen Construction Helicopter (Film Universe)|InGen Construction Helicopter]]
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*Jurassic Park Motorpool
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**[[Staff Jeep (Film Universe)|Staff Jeep]]
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***[[JP 10 (Film Universe)|JP 10]]
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***[[JP 12 (Film Universe)|JP 12]]
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***[[JP 18 (Film Universe)|JP 18]]
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***[[JP 29 (Film Universe)|JP 29]]
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**[[Tour Vehicle (Film Universe)|Tour Vehicle]]
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***[[Explorer 04 (Film Universe)|Explorer 04]]
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***[[Explorer 05 (Film Universe)|Explorer 05]]
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***[[Explorer 02 (Film Universe)|Explorer 06]] ''(Referenced)''
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***[[Explorer 03 (Film Universe)|Explorer 07]] ''(Referenced)''
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</div>
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<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
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'''Companies'''
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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*[[Augusta (Film Universe)|Augusta]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Ford (Film Universe)|Ford]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[InGen (Film Universe)|InGen]]
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**[[Jurassic Park (Film Universe)|Jurassic Park]]
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*[[InGen's Rival (Film Universe)|InGen's Rival]]
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*[[Jeep (Film Universe)|Jeep]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Silicon Graphics (Film Universe)|Silicon Graphics]] ''(Referenced)''
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*[[Westinghouse (Film Universe)|Westinghouse]] ''(Referenced)''
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</div>
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</div>
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<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
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'''Events'''
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*[[Isla Nublar Incident (Film Universe)|Isla Nublar Incident]]
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*[[Jurassic Park Incident (Film Universe)|Jurassic Park Incident]]
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<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
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'''Objects'''
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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* [[Barbasol Cryocan (Film Universe)|Barbasol Cryocan]]
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* [[Dinosaur Detectives (Film Universe)|Dinosaur Detectives]]
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* [[Jurassic Park ID Badge (Film Universe)|Jurassic Park ID Badge]]
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* [[Jurassic Park Night Vision Goggles (Film Universe)|Night Vision Goggles]]
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</div>
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</div>
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</div>
  
 
==Release and promotion==
 
==Release and promotion==
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===Theatrical re-releases===
 
===Theatrical re-releases===
  
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====2011 Bluray Release====
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====20th Anniversary 3D Release====
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====25th Anniversary 4K Release====
  
 
==Reception==
 
==Reception==
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===Box office===
 
===Box office===
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* [http://www.jurassicpark.com/ Official Website]
 
* [http://www.jurassicpark.com/ Official Website]
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/ IMDb]
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/ IMDb]
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Jurassic Park
JP-OfficialPoster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on Jurassic Park 
by Michael Crichton
Starring
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Edited by Michael Kahn
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • June 11, 1993 (1993-06-11)
Running time
127 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $63 million
Box office $1,029,153,882

Jurassic Park is a 1993 science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough. It is the first installment in the Jurassic Park franchise and is based off the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. The film's screenplay was written by Crichton and David Koepp.

The film centers around the fictional island of Isla Nublar where John Hammond and the company of InGen have setup a park that hosts cloned dinosaurs.

Jurassic Park was followed by two sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. A long awaited fourth sequel, Jurassic World was released on June 12, 2015.

Synopsis

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go to plan? Especially when one of the parks' own workers attempts to steal the dinosaur embryos, and has to shut down critical security systems in the process. It's now a race for survival with dangerous creatures roaming all over the island.

Plot

The story begins on Isla Nublar, a small island 120 miles off the coast of Costa Rica. A large group of construction workers and animal handlers offload a large container, the creature within unseen. During the process, the animal attempts to escape, an act which leads to a mass panic, and the death of one of the workers.

The story jumps forward to an Amber mine in the Dominican Republic, where we learn that miners extracting amber are involved with a genetic-engineering company called InGen. We also learn that the death of the worker seen earlier has raised serious concerns about the safety of the island, according to Donald Gennaro, an InGen representative, and that the owner of the island is now seeking top scientific experts in the field to help endorse the park.

At a paleontological excavation in Montana we are introduced to Dr. Alan Grant, and his assistant Ellie Sattler, as they slowly uncover the fossilized remains of a Velociraptor, perhaps nature's most lethal and cunning predator to date, a beautiful specimen evolved to kill. Part of Grant's research experiments with a new radiological device that shoots a probe into the dirt which bounces an image of an uncovered raptor skeleton back to a computer screen. Grant is hesitant about the new technology but seems fascinated with the image it produces without having to dig. He is also a follower of a long-held theory among paleontologists that dinosaurs evolved more from birds than reptiles.

The dig is cut short by the sudden appearance of Grant and Sattler's main sponsor, the elderly and eccentric billionaire, John Hammond. He invites them over to endorse his latest project, a remote island resort, where he claims that their "unique biological attractions" are "guaranteed to drive children out their minds!"

Grant and Sattler are accompanied by two other characters -- the equally eccentric chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcolm, and the lawyer, Donald Genarro, who represents Hammond's investors. As they arrive by helicopter, they are treated to a unique spectacle of living, breathing DINOSAURS, creatures beyond your wildest imagination, resurrected from the dead and roaming a special zoological environment built to sustain them! Just the sight of these mighty beasts, a towering Brachiosaurus accompanied by a herd of Parasaurolophus, is enough to leave the stunned visitors breathless, save for Gennaro's offhand comment: "we're gonna make a fortune off this place...a fortune...".

Later, as they arrive at the island's central resort and control facility, the visitors are given a brief tour of the process. InGen has succeeded in cloning animals from simple strands of DNA salvaged from mosquitoes that fed on dinosaur blood, and were preserved for millions of years inside fossilized amber. The group is shown the egg-incubation room, just in time to witness the birth of a baby Velociraptor, a sight that deeply disturbs Grant. He demands to see where the adults are housed...

...and we are shown the special containment facility seen in the introduction, a fortress of electrified fences and dense foliage, all that separates the humans from the most dangerous creature on the island. Grant is witness to the daily feeding of the animals: a cow is lowered into the pit, only to be stripped clean within moments. The visitors (and the audience) is spared the gruesome sight of the carnage by a thick covering of jungle foliage...

The group prepares to experience the theme park's central attraction, in which visitors embark on a safari-like tour of the park, on special electrified Ford Explorers. Grant, Sattler, Malcolm and Gennaro are accompanied by Hammond's two grand children: Lex and her little brother Tim. As the group heads off, Hammond settles into the main control room where his two computer experts, Arnold and Nedry, manage the complex infrastructure of the park.

The tour is largely un-eventful: the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Dilophosaurus -two extremely dangerous carnivores- refuse to reveal themselves to the eager tourists. A sick triceratops is also encountered, tended to by the park veterinarians, whom Sattler leaves the group to help out with. An approaching tropical storm forces the tour to be cut short, as most of the staff leave by ship for the mainland.

In the meantime, we learn the true colors of Nedry - he has been hired to steal dinosaur embryos for InGen's rival corporation, BioSyn. In order to steal the embryos, he shuts down security systems throughout the park, but this also causes the tour's electric cars to break down, and the electrified fences shut down, thus releasing the dinosaurs from containment.

In the film's most thrilling sequence, a T-Rex escapes its enclosure and proceeds to wreck the tour vehicles. Gennaro is eaten, Malcolm is critically injured, but Grant manages to escape with the terrified children. In the meantime, a lost and confused Nedry, trying to hand over the stolen embryos to his contact, encounters a venom-spitting Dilophosaurus, and justice is dealt.

Sattler and the Park Warden Muldoon arrive in a jeep at the site of the T-Rex attack to find the injured Malcolm and the remains of Gennarro, but everyone else has disappeared. The T-Rex returns to give chase to the jeep down the road in an exciting car chase of an action sequence, but the humans eventually manage to escape.

Grant and the kids spend the night sheltering up a tree, and wake up to find a Brachiosaurus grazing nearby. Lex is initially frightened, but Grant reassures her (and the audience) that Brachiosaurs are peaceful herbivores, and that dinosaurs aren't monsters, they're just animals. Once more, we are given the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and majesty of these magnificent creatures.

With Malcolm injured and park systems still offline, Arnold is forced to take drastic action and reset the system-an act that has the unintended consequences of freeing the vicious velociraptors from their enclosure. Arnold, Muldoon and Sattler attempt to restore power, only to have Arnold and Muldoon outsmarted and killed by the cunning creatures. Only Sattler manages to narrowly avoid getting killed.

After witnessing a stampede of ostrich-like dinosaurs known as Gallimimus, Grant and the kids make it back to the main resort complex, only to find it abandoned. Grant leaves the kids in the main dining area, and tries to search for other survivors. In the meantime, Lex and Tim are cornered by a pair of raptors inside the main kitchen. In one of the most terrifying scenes in the entire film, the raptors stalk through the dark kitchen, searching for the kids. Eventually, Lex and Tim manage to lure one of the raptors into the freezer and lock it in, but the other raptor chases them out of the kitchen.

Meeting up in the control room, Grant, Sattler, and the kids attempt to restore power and communications to the park, but are trapped in by the same raptor. In the nick of time, the security systems and phone lines are brought back online. Nevertheless, the raptors manage to break into the control room and gives chase to our heroes throughout the entire building.

Eventually, our heroes are cornered by the last two raptors inside the main atrium. Just as all hope is lost, the T-Rex come crashing in and attacks the raptors, buying enough time for the small group of humans to escape.

As the humans evacuate the island by helicopter, the T-Rex gives a final victory roar behind a falling banner proclaiming: "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth". The ending scene is quite powerful and epic, and perfectly captures the spirit of the film in portraying dinosaurs as some of the most magnificent creatures to ever walk the Earth...[1]

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  1. IMDb. "Synopsis for Jurassic Park". Retrieved 2016-05-27.