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Jurassic Park (1993)  IMDB   Website
Genre Horror/Sci-Fi MPAA PG13
Director Steven Spielberg Rating
Writer Michael Crichton Runtime 127 minutes
Producer Kathleen Kennedy Type Movie
Cinematographer Dean Cundey Format DVD
Studio Amblin Entertainment / Universal Disk No. 1/1
Language English Edition
Country USA UPC
Color Color    
Plot Summary

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Scientists develop a means of bringing dinosaurs to life using DNA taken from dino' blood, which has been preserved inside insects encased in amber. Whilst Hammond is showing off his dinosaur 'theme park' to a selected audience [a lawyer (Gerrano), mathematician (Malcolm), dino' expert (Grant), palaeobotanist (Sattler) and his grandchildren (Tim & Lex)], Nedry (computer expert) disables the security system so that he can make his escape with some stolen embryos. This enables all the dinosaurs to escape their enclosures... Look out the dinosaurs are coming !

Summary written by: Rob Hartill
Actor / Character

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Sam Neill ..... Dr. Alan Grant
Laura Dern ..... Dr. Ellie Sattler
Jeff Goldblum ..... Dr. Ian Malcolm
Richard Attenborough ..... John Parker Hammond
Bob Peck (I) ..... Park Warden Robert Muldoon
Martin Ferrero ..... Donald Gennaro
B.D. Wong ..... Chief Geneticist Dr. Henry Wu
Joseph Mazzello ..... Timothy 'Tim' Murphy
Ariana Richards ..... Alexis 'Lex' Murphy
Samuel L. Jackson ..... Chief Engineer Ray Arnold
Wayne Knight ..... Dennis Nedry
Gerald R. Molen ..... Dr. Gerry Harding, DVM
Miguel Sandoval (I) ..... Juanito Rostagno
Cameron Thor ..... Dr. Lewis Dodgson
Christopher John Fields ..... Volunteer #1
Awards

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(1993) Academy - Best Sound (win) ..... Gary Rydstrom
(1993) Academy - Best Sound (win) ..... Ronald Judkins
(1993) Academy - Best Sound (win) ..... Shawn Murphy
(1993) Academy - Best Sound (win) ..... Gary Summers
(1993) Academy - Best Sound Effects (win) ..... Richard Hymns
(1993) Academy - Best Sound Effects (win) ..... Gary Rydstrom
(1993) Academy - Best Visual Effects (win) ..... Stan Winston
(1993) Academy - Best Visual Effects (win) ..... Michael Lantieri
(1993) Academy - Best Visual Effects (win) ..... Phil Tippett
(1993) Academy - Best Visual Effects (win) ..... Dennis Muren
(1993) British Academy Awards - Public's Favorite Film (win) .....
(1994) British Academy Awards - Popularity Prize (win) .....
Review

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One of the most influential special effects movies of the early 1990s, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park helped show the world that the future of cinema was inside a computer. With digital dinosaurs courtesy of George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic, the film helped redefine the summer blockbuster for a new generation. Though Jurassic Park makes few pretensions to suspense, trotting out its computerized animals as early as possible, the technical magic is impressive enough to overshadow the plot's shortcomings. Most of the ethical questions that made the Michael Crichton bestseller an interesting read are voiced by Jeff Goldblum's character. Spielberg left post-production on Jurassic Park to begin work on his Best Picture winner, the Holocaust drama Schindler's List. A mediocre sequel, The Lost World, arrived four years later, also directed by Spielberg. --- Brendon Hanley

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