Jurassic Park (1993)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 6 mins

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Authentic and thrilling, this masterfully crafted sci-fi adventure follows John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), the founder and CEO of bio-engineering company InGen, that has created a theme park called Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, a tropical island near Costa Rica, populated with cloned dinosaurs. After a park worker is killed by a Velociraptor, the park's investors, represented by the lawyer Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero), demand that experts visit the park and certify it as safe. Gennaro invites the mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) while Hammond invites paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern). Upon arrival on Isla Nublar, the group is stunned to see a Brachiosaurus and a herd of Parasaurolophus in the distance. At the visitor center, the crew learns through an explanatory video and a tour through a laboratory that the cloning was accomplished by extracting the DNA of dinosaurs from mosquitoes that had been preserved in amber. However, the strands of DNA were incomplete, so DNA from frogs was used to fill in the gaps. The dinosaurs were all cloned genetically as females in order to prevent breeding. The group is then joined by Hammond's grandchildren, Lex and Tim Murphy (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello) for a tour of the park, while Hammond oversees the trip from the park's control room. With a major tropical storm approaching the island, will their tour be pleasant and safe? What will the experts discover in terms of the park's safety measures and the power of its inhabitants?
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Cast: Laura Dern, Sam Neill

Crew: Steven Spielberg (Director), Dean Cundey (Director of Photography), John Williams (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Dates: 11 Jun 1993 (India)

Tagline: Life finds a way.

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Did you know? Sam Neill had injured his hand lighting the flare he uses to distract the Tyrannosaur. Read More
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as Dr Ellie Sattler
as Dr Alan Grant
as Lex Murphy
as Henry Wu
as Robert Muldoon
as Lab Technician
as Driver of Grant
Supporting Actor
as Mate
as Miner - Dug Out Mosquito
as Gerry Harding
as Mr DNA
as Dr Ian Malcolm
as Worker in Raptor Pen
as Tim Murphy
as Archeologist
as Donald Gennaro
as Juanito Rostagno
as John Hammond
as Jurassic Park Tour Voice
as Ray Arnold
as Helicopter Pilot
as Dennis Nedry
Supporting Actor




Associate Producer
Production Manager
Unit Production Manager


Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Music Editor


Recording Studio
Sound Effects Editor


Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director
Casting Associate


Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist


Stunt Coordinator
Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby, DTS
Panavision Panaflex, Panavision PSR
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.37:1, 1.85:1 (Flat), 2.35:1
Life finds a way.
Remember. Return. Relive in 3D. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the adventure 65 million years in the making. [3D re-release]
An adventure 65 million years in the making.
The most phenomenal discovery of our time... becomes the greatest adventure of all time.
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: Jurassic World (English)
Followed by: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (English)
Followed by: Jurassic Park III (English)
Followed by: Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom (English)
Referenced in: Lakshya (Hindi)
Referenced in: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (English)
Referenced in: Ex Machina (English)
Referenced in: Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam (Tamil)
Referenced in: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (English)
Referenced in: Shark Tale (English)
Audio/Video Mismatch
You hear the bleating sound of a sheep as opposed to a goat's bleating sound when the goat is offered to the T-Rex.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When the T-Rex flips over Lex and Timmy's car, A studio light and a potted tree are briefly visible in the background.
Out of the entire duration of the movie, there are only 15 minutes of dinosaurs and 9 minutes of which were the grand animatronics of Stan Winston.

The Brachiosaurs sounds effects in the movie were a combination of whale and donkey sounds.

Jurassic Park bagged more than 20 awards including 3 Academy Awards, mostly for its visual effects.

Spielberg invested in the creation of DTS, a company specialising in digital surround sound formats to showcase the film's sound design, which included a mixture of various animal noises for the dinosaur roars.

Groundbreaking computer-generated imagery by Industrial Light & Magic in conjunction with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs built by Stan Winston's team led to the creation of the dinosaurs in the movie.

The post-production, being supervised by Spielberg in Poland as he filmed Schindler's List rolled until May 1993 while the Filming took place in California and Hawaii between August and November 1992,

The film being an adaptation of the 1990 novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton was acquired for $1.5 million even before it's publication in 1990.

In the original novel, John Hammond is killed by a small dinosaur called a Procompsognathid and this death scene was resurrected and reworked for the sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

The role of Dr. Grant was offered to William Hurt, but he turned it down without reading the book or the script.

Sam Neill had injured his hand lighting the flare he uses to distract the Tyrannosaur.

The raptors in the kitchen scene was filmed on Joseph Mazzello's 9th birthday. Joseph ran into one of the raptors on one of the takes and was injured due to a misunderstanding.

In order to accommodate dinosaurs and humans in the same frame, Steven Spielberg had used the height offered by the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, the cinematic standard closest to 1.78:1 modern television screens.

By using the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, which is without the distortion of the anamorphic 2.39, it made achieving the groundbreaking computer effects easier for the VFX artists.

In order to show the vastness of the island, Spielberg had used a wider angle lens to emphasize the shot.