Jurassic Park 3D (2013)

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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.

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Sam Neill

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

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 05 Apr 2013 (India)

Tagline: Life finds a way.

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Did you know? The movie marked the climax of the "Dinosaur Renaissance", a groundbreaking scientific revolution that lasted from the '60s 'till the early '90s, during which dinosaurs went from being seen as sluggish, dimwitted and cold-blooded reptiles to the agile, intelligent and warm-blooded animals depicted in the film. It also presented a new kind of visual "design" of the dinosaurs to the public. Much of this can be traced back to the works of paleontologists John Ostrom (who first realized the uniqueness of "raptor" dinosaurs), Bob Bakker, Jack Horner (on whom the character of Dr. Alan Grant was based) and Gregory Paul. In fact, modern day paleontologists often jokingly call the '90s and early 2000s the "Paulian Era", because the appearances of the dinosaurs in the movie and in virtually every other piece of work created at this time were based on reconstructions originally made by Greg Paul. Newer scientific findings have, however, proven much of these to be incorrect, which has lead to the coining of the term "shrink-wrapped dinosaurs", as many of Paul's reconstructions (and by extension, the JP dinosaurs) look like dinosaur skeletons coated in muscle and skin, but virtually no other soft tissue. Read More
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as Dr Ian Malcolm
as Dr Ellie Sattler
as Dr Alan Grant
as Lex Murphy
as Henry Wu
as Robert Muldoon
as Lab Technician
as Volunteer #1
as Mate
as Miner - Dug Out Mosquito
as Gerry Harding
as Mr. D.N.A.
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
as Volunteer Boy




Associate Producer
Unit Production Manager


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director


Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby, DTS
Panavision Panaflex
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat)
Converted to 3D
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Life finds a way.
Remember. Return. Relive in 3D. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the adventure 65 million years in the making.
An adventure 65 million years in the making.
The most phenomenal discovery of our time... becomes the greatest adventure of all time.
Factual Mistake
In order for Timmy to be hurt by the electric fence, he would need some part of his body touching the ground. (It can't be an interlaced fence because there are wires connecting all the cables.) Since he was still several feet up, he is just as safe as a bird sitting on a power line. Even if it was interlaced, energizing it while he gripped it with both hands would not knock him off. He would be unable to let go. After further review, the cables are connected by cords, not wire. So it could, (but not must!) be an interlaced fence. At the time the sparks fly, Timmy is standing on one cable, he's holding another with both hands, and a third cable is about level with his knees. If the fence is interlaced, he would be okay as long as he doesn't touch the cable by his knees. (Or come within a quarter-inch of it!)

Factual Mistake
The mosquito that is encased in amber, and from which the DNA sample is extracted is male. This is evident from the "bushy" look of the antennae. Female mosquitoes have far fewer hairs on their antennae, and so the distinction is easily made. Only females drink blood, as it is needed to produce eggs. There would not have been any dinosaur DNA in the male to extract.

Factual Mistake
In the first scene where the Ford Explorers pull up and Mr. Hammond brags about the cars, the boy Tim climbs inside and if you look closely you can see there is no seat belts in the vehicle. The restraints were cut because the vehicle could not be involved in a traffic collision due to the track system. Then when the T-Rex flips the Explorer over the kids do no fall from their seats because they were wearing some sort of restraints.

Factual Mistake
When Nedry is stealing embryos, one group can be seen marked as "Stegasaurus". The correct spelling is "Stegosaurus".

Factual Mistake
Dr. Grant tests the electric fence by throwing a wooden branch at it. This would not reveal whether or not the electric fence is active because wood is an insulator and does not conduct electricity.

Factual Mistake
When Nedry enters the embryo cold storage and is picking dinosaur embryos, he picks one up for "stegasaurus" instead of "stegosaurus."

Errors in Geography
Nedry is shown seated at a beachfront cafe behind the caption "San Jose, Costa Rica". San Jose is landlocked, without any adjoining lakes.

Errors in Geography
Just after Malcolm is rescued, you see him sitting in the back of the jeep in the T-Rex area next to the other vehicle viewing the tremors in the water. In the next shot he is hurrying the others to come to the vehicle and they are in a completely different area of the park.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When Lex falls through the ceiling, she is screaming but her mouth isn't moving.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When the goat is offered to the T-Rex, you hear the bleating sound of a sheep as opposed to a goat's bleating sound.

Audio/Video Mismatch
As Hammond was hearing the shotgun fire through the telephone, we can hear that what was firing was like a pistol the bangs and the rate of fire. Shotguns usually have a slower rate of fire and sound far more louder than a pistol, and when the shot goes to the glass behind the "ride" it looked like holes from 9mm pistol rounds instead of .12 guage shotgun rounds.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When the T-Rex is attacking the car with Lex and Tim, in a shot through the roof wind-shield, you can hear them scream. However, their mouths stay closed.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When Ray Arnold uses the UNIX command prompt to access the park's security system his spoken commands do not match his typed commands. For example the first typed command is "access security" and the first spoken command is "access main program." None of his spoken commands match the commands entered in the prompt.

Character Error
In the embryo freezing chamber, Tyrannosaurus Rex is spelled with only one "n" instead of two. Also, Stegosaurus is spelled "Stegasaurus".

Character Error
As Dr. Grant lectures the cynical boy at the dig site about the velociraptor, he says that the velociraptor's claw was used to eviscerate and tear its victims apart, as opposed to going for the neck like many of today's predators. The fossilized remains of a velociraptor caught in a feud with its prey clearly show the velociraptor stabbing the prey in the neck with its claw. The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs also conducted an experiment to see if the claw could eviscerate flesh. It couldn't.

Character Error
The command prompt used by Ray Arnold while attempting to access security settings appears to have correctly started in normal user mode, as the prompt symbol is simply a ">" character. He would have to enable superuser mode, often indicated by a "#" symbol, to access important system information such as security settings. Perhaps the enable command was "please."

Character Error
In the scripted audio tour, the narrator refers to the dilophosaurus as poisonous, when in fact if the method of toxin exchange is spitting or biting, then it is actually venomous.

At the beginning, when the group is walking up to the front door of the visitor's center, the stone top of the entrance exceeds the bottom of the roof, but in the subsequent close up shot, the stone entrance is smaller, with sheets of grass/straw behind it.

When Dennis Nedry checks the shaving cream canister diversion safe he places the cream on a pie, in the next shot his hand is completely clean of cream before he wipes his hand.

When the two jeeps are approaching the Brachiosaurus, Hammond instructs his driver to hastily stop the jeep to which the driver complies, halting the vehicle. The shot then changes to the first car and we can see Hammond's car is still moving, even though we saw and heard it stop in the previous shot.

When Tim looks through the windshield with the goggles, Lex is looking in his direction. When the shot switches to the outside, she is looking elsewhere.

In the T-Rex attack scene when Grant and Lex are inches from the Rex, they are leaning right against the upside-down car (notice Grant's hat). In the next shot, they are at least a few feet from the car and in a different position.

When Dennis is taking the embryos in the shaving cream can, the can changes between red and blue and then back again when it is being covered in the mud.

When Dr. Grant starts climbing into the tree that contains the Explorer with Tim trapped inside, the tree is dripping with water from the rain. A few seconds later when he reaches the Explorer there are no drops falling down. When Dr. Grant start talking to Tim you can see water drip behind him again.

When Dennis crashes the Jeep in the Dilophasaurous section of the island, the Jeep gets stuck on a tree branch. Dennis ties a cable to a tree to free the Jeep from the tree branch. The cable is clearly seen sitting straight. When Dennis is face to face with the lizard in front of the Jeep, the cable is somehow gone. And it stays like this throughout the whole scene.

When Alan, Timmy, and Lex are running from the Gallimimus herd, some of the dinosaurs run past them, but in the next scene, shot from behind, there aren't any in front of them.

The scene in the trailer Hammond is drying the glass with a towel in one shot and in the next the towel is a complete new one evident by the change in color.

During lunch when Hammond explains to Gennaro that the "park isn't just for the super-rich?", Hammond's hands change positions between shots.

At the beginning, when we first meet Dennis Nedry at the outdoor cafés in San Jose, he is talking to Dodgson and wiping his fingers with a napkin, and his fingers change positions from one shot to the next.

When the helicopter is descending onto the island, the cars are already beside the landing pad. As the scientists get out, the cars are shown backing up to the pad.

After Dennis Nedry pulls out the cable on the front of the jeep, he slips and falls down the hill with water rushing down all around him. In the next shot, there is hardly any water around him.

When the power to the electric fence comes on, sending Timmy flying toward Dr. Grant, Timmy flies off of the fence in a perfectly vertical position with no sign of rotation. But when Dr. Grant catches him, he is cradling him horizontally.

In the very end of the movie, when they are all in the plane headed home, Lex is seen sleeping on Dr. Grant. Her head position changes several times between shots.

The goat's leg mysteriously disappears just before the T-Rex smashes into the roof of the car.

When the two grandchildren are in the jeep and the T-Rex smashes down on the plexiglass roof, a large section breaks where Tim is holding it up. When the camera switches positions, the glass is whole again.

In the scene with Ellie and Hammond, she leans forward to grab a spoonful of ice cream. The next shot is from behind Ellie, and shows her at the end of a long table, with the ice cream cartons 6-8 feet away from her and out of reach.

When Ellie enters the cafeteria where Hammond is eating ice cream the ceiling fans are working despite the power being out.

When the Velociraptor egg is first hatching, the robotic arm is holding it in place, in the next shot the arm is nowhere to be seen.

When Nedry gets out of the Jeep to open the gate, he leaves the door open, but when he comes back, it is shut.

When Dr. Grant is describing the attack patterns of Velociraptor's to the boy in Montana, his index fingers change from being right next to each other to a few inches apart between shots.

When Grant, Sattler, Lex, and Tim are running from the Visitor's Center at the end, the mud pattern on the door of the jeep is different from the pattern that is seen right before the group boards the helicopter to leave the island.

After the soup ladle falls on the floor in the kitchen, Tim moves to the other side of the stainless steel cabinet, which shows a reflection of one of the hanging spoons still moving from side to side. In the immediate subsequent shot, the spoon is still.

We see John Hammond picking pieces of egg shell off from the hatching egg, but in a subsequent shot, there are two pieces lying down that weren't there before.

Immediately after Sattler's encounter with the Velociraptor in the powerhouse, she lunges toward the door, and the door is closed. In the close-up shot after that, the door is fully open. But in the next shot, the door is fully closed again.

After the two raptors hear the soup ladle fall on the floor, Lex is shown crawling to go to the other side of the kitchen, and Tim is briefly shown following behind. But in the next shot, Tim is just then starting to crawl to the other side of the cabinet.

Dr. Grant and Lex are shown kneeling next to the Explorer, but just before the T-Rex spins the vehicle, they are crouching.

The undamaged East Dock sign on road below Nedry's truck crash points up, then left.

When Dr. Grant enters the trailer, the hatchet on his belt disappears.

When the car falls into the tree, each shot shows the lights on top of the car pointing in different directions.

The distance between the wires in the electric fence changes.

Tim stops climbing down the fence when the green light starts to flash, but in background shots later he can still be seen climbing.

As Dr. Sattler walks out to turn on the power she puts on the headphones for her walkie talkie. In the next scene they are coiled at her side again.

When chased by the Raptor and going above the ceiling, Alan Grant gets to some kind of a hatch and makes everyone pass before going in himself. Right after, he's the first to exit the duct and makes everyone pass (again) onto the T-Rex bone structure.

The position of Muldoon's shotgun butt, seconds before he is attacked by the first raptor.

When the Explorer falls out of the tree, the left front headlight gets smashed by a tree branch. As it falls further, the light is on in some shots and off in others, alternating about five times. When the T-Rex steps on the upside-down Explorer, the A-, B-, and C-pillars all buckle and the roof caves in. Later, the interior shots of Timmy and Lex trying to get out show that the pillars are all still intact and the vehicle is simply sinking into the mud.

Gennarro runs off and leaves Lex and Tim in the Explorer when the T-rex appears, and leaves the car door open. Later, we see the same vehicle through the windscreen of Grant and Malcolm's vehicle and the same door is closed. Later on still, Tim shuts the door which is what attracts the T-rex's attention.

When Nedry crashes and tries to use the winch to pull the car out, he unhooks and pulls the line twice.

Distance between Dr. Sattler and Hammond when he's eating ice cream.

When he first learns that there's a T-Rex on the island, Dr. Grant has a grass stain on his pants before he sits on the grass.

The scratch on Dr. Grant's left cheek continually shifts positions.

When Nedry adds the first embryos to the shaving cream can, the can is already half full. When he adds the second ones, the can is empty again.

The door of Alan's trailer at the dig site opens on opposite sides.

The positions of the people in the helicopter from the outside shot at the very end of the movie are different than they were during the shots inside.

As the cars are going back to the Visitor Center, they are traveling through dense jungle when they "suddenly" stop, yet in later scenes, they are in an extremely open area.

When Drs. Sattler, Malcolm, and Grant are talking in the cars, there are several shots in which rain shows on the windows of the Explorer, and several in which the windows are dry.

The viewing platform for the raptor compound is bare until Muldoon shows up. Just as he makes it up the stairs and begins talking to Grant, you can see that they are standing on something red.

The T-Rex footprint that Malcolm looks at when he is in the Jeep after being rescued was not there when the other two went to look for Grant and the kids in the other Jeep.

When they leave the compound at the end, Grant jumps in the passenger side and Hammond drives away. When they reach the helicopters, Grant gets out of the driver's side and Hammond, Sattler, and the kids are shown walking toward the Jeep from behind it as if they rode in another one.

After falling to the ground, Muldoon reaches to save the gate keeper twice.

When the T-Rex throws the goat's leg onto the car, you can see that it is a hind leg, but when you see the T-Rex swallowing the rest of the goat, you see both back legs disappear into its mouth.

When Dr. Grant feeds the brachiosaurus, during the long shots, he holds the branch with both hands. During the close-ups of Lex, his left hand is loose by his side.

When Grant approaches his trailer at the dig site, the hinge is on the right. When he steps inside, it is on the left.

The concrete wall should be right beside the tree in which the Explorer landed. However when Grant walks up to the tree to help Tim out, the wall is nowhere in sight.

When Dr. Grant fires the shotgun in the control room at the intruding dinosaurs, the bullet holes in the glass are incorrect. They are clearly not from a shotgun round and are too small to be slugs.

When Ellie, Alan, and the rest of the people are digging up the raptor skeleton, the camera shows a black bone during a close up shot, but when the camera zooms out to a full body shot of the skeleton, there is no black bone.

In the movie theater, when Hammond clicks his remote to lock the restraints in place, only the bars on the front row moves. In the next shot, all three rows are locked down.

When the T-Rex starts to spin the overturned vehicle, the taillights and brush guards are intact, but after the spin they are damaged even though they shouldn't be yet.

When Nedry realizes that he has lost control of the Jeep, he's shown turning the steering wheel hard to the right, but the next shot shows the skidding front/left wheel turned to the left.

When Sattler and Muldoon step out of the lodge Ellie can be seen putting on headphones for her radio. Then when Muldoon is looking at the Raptor footprints she does not have them on.

When the crew first steps onto the platform to look down at the velociraptors, there is an area rug where they are to stand. Moments later, the rug has vanished.

As the Ford Explorers first arrive at the visitor center, (in a long shot) you see Lex walk to the front Explorer. Then, in a close-up (through the windows of the front Explorer), you see her walk up to it again.

The bag of money Nedry is holding disappears between shots when Dodgson shows him the canister.

During the introduction ride, where it is shown and explained how the dinos are made, you hear the recorded voice saying the genetically engineered dino DNA is put into unfertilized ostrich eggs - but moments later we see a baby velociraptor hatching from what appears to be an actual dinosaur egg.

During the helicopter ride Hammond has his back obviously towards the front and is sitting on the left side. Malcolm is across from him with Gennaro is next to Malcolm. When they approach the island he could not possibly see it. When the helicopter lands Hammond is on the right side with Gennaro across from him.

Before Tim and Lex are attacked by the T-Rex the seat belt holder next to the door is in place where it should be. In the next shot the holder is not there, just a hole in the plastic interior of the car.

Tim's left ear is bloody from the electrocution he suffered (probably a blown eardrum), and it's visible in the buffet scene, but when they are evading the velociraptors his ear is devoid of blood, and his hair is pretty well styled (as opposed to being frizzy from the frying).
Newspaper clippings on the fridge in Grant's trailer read "Space Aliens Stole My Face" and "Dinosaurs On Mars!"

The gun that game warden Muldoon uses is an Italian Franchi SPAS 12, a commonly used gun in films due to its aesthetic modern appearance. Steven Spielberg kept the gun after the production ended. It is part of his very large, private gun collection, and he had many of the stars sign it. When he invites guests to his home in Beverly Hills, he lets them shoot it.

In the original script, the T-Rex skeleton in the lobby was hooked up to pulleys like a giant marionette. In the ending, Grant was going to man the controls and act as puppeteer, using the skeleton's head and feet to crush the raptors.

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.

The original idea for Jurassic Park, came from Michael Crichton's attempt in 1983 to write a screenplay about a Pterodactyl being cloned from an egg. The screenplay and movie never came to fruition. Originally, Crichton's novel was rejected by his "people", a group of about 5 or 6 personal acquaintances who always read his drafts before he sends them off. After several rejections, Crichton finally figured out what was wrong: he had originally intended for the story to be through the eyes of a child who was at the park when the dinosaurs escaped, which his peers felt was too ridiculous, and could not identify with the character. Michael Crichton re-wrote the story as it is today, and it became a huge hit. (The story also incorporates the "amusement park run amok" element of Michael Crichton's Westworld.)

In the scene where the survivors are crawling through vent spaces, the computer monitors are shining on the raptor after them. This is usually mistaken as being the shadows from the air vents. It's the letters GATC, the four letters used to denote the components of DNA.

Malia Scotch Marmo did some rewrites on the final script but remains uncredited.

Brian Cox was interviewed for Muldoon

A large photo of J. Robert Oppenheimer (one of the scientists who created the atomic bomb) is displayed on Dennis Nedry's workstation.

The release strategy was planned 15 months before the studio had the chance to see a frame of the movie.

In the shots of the gift shop, clearly visible is a book entitled "The Making of Jurassic Park" by Don Shay and Jody Duncan. This title was published but tells the behind the scenes story of how the film was made. Jody Duncan also wrote the "Making Of" book forThe Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Steven Spielberg considered hiring Bob Gurr to do the full size dinosaurs because he was impressed with his apes in the "Kongfrontation" ride at Universal Studios.

Universal paid Michael Crichton $2 million for the rights to his novel before it was even published.

Anna Chlumsky and Christina Ricci auditioned for the role of Lex Murphy, but the part went to Ariana Richards.

The company name "InGen" is the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish word for "nobody".

Director Steven Spielberg and author Michael Crichton first met over two decades earlier, when Spielberg gave Crichton a tour of Universal Studios during the production ofThe Andromeda Strain.

As the movie was released in Costa Rica, local theater owners scratched/blurred the San Jose tag during the scene when Nedry waits for his contact in what supposedly was the country's capital, because the local audiences reacted negatively to inaccuracies in the scene's geography.

There are only 15 minutes of actual dinosaur footage in the film: 9 minutes are Stan Winston's animatronics, 6 minutes of it is ILM's CGI.

The real species called Velociraptor was much smaller (about turkey-sized) than the animals in the film and were believed to have been feathered. They were part of bipedal, bird-like predators of the family Dromaeosauridae, some of which were even larger than the "velociraptors" in the film.

Much of the behavior seen in the film is based on modern wild animals, since little is known of the actual behavior of dinosaurs.

The picture that can be seen taped to programmer Dennis Nedry's computer monitor is ofJ. Robert Oppenheimer. The picture is partly obscured by a post-it with an atomic bomb mushroom cloud drawn on it.

Richard Attenborough plays Joseph Mazzello's grandfather. He subsequently cast Mazzello in his next film, Shadowlands.

Grant and Sattler unearth a Velociraptor skeleton in Montana early in the film, and later encounter live Velociraptors that are about the size of a full grown human. In reality, Velociraptors were not even half the size of the animals seen in the film, and their remains have mainly been found in Asia, never in Montana. The species identified as Velociraptor in the film is actually more consistent with Deinonychus. When Michael Crichton was doing his research, he used the book Predatory Dinosaurs of the World by renowned paleontologist Gregory Paul, in which he had proposed that Velociraptor and Deinonychus were species within the same genus. This theory was abandoned by the time the movie was made, but the names for the film weren't corrected.

Hammond (Richard Attenborough) creates the dinosaurs from DNA trapped in amber. He also carries around a cane capped with a mosquito in amber. Attenborough's brother is naturalist David Attenborough, who has his own collection of animals trapped in amber. This was the focus of The Natural World: The Amber Time Machine.

Steven Spielberg delayed the beginning of filming by several weeks to get the cast he wanted. First he allowed Richard Attenborough to finish post-production on his own filmChaplin before committing to the film. He also waited until Sam Neill could finish filmingFamily Pictures. Neill ended up only having a weekend off between finishing that film and starting this one.

It was while supervising post-production on this film that George Lucas decided that technology was good enough to begin work on the Star Wars prequels. Appropriately,Samuel L. Jackson was able to appear in those films as well.

The character played by Cameron Thor is named Lewis Dodgson. Author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Lewis Carroll was born with the name Charles Dodgson. Since both the first and last names of the character are written with the less common spellings which Carroll used, this is a fairly obvious nod to him, although the reason for the joke is unclear. Lewis Carroll's novel is referenced again when Nedry names his program to sabotage the park security systems "White Rabbit."

The crew were caught in a very dangerous Hurricane, Hurricane Iniki which hit the island of Kauai. The film-makers managed to capture shots from the Hurricane and use it in the movie. This incident was told in a recent episode of Storm Stories.

The tyrannosaur paddock set was constructed both on location and as a studio set. The former was for the daytime scene in which the creature fails to appear, and the latter for its nighttime escape, in order to accommodate Stan Winston's robotic t-rex. This set required a soundstage much bigger than Universal had to offer, so it was filmed at Warner Bros.

The sounds made by the Dilophosaurus were a combination of the sounds of howler monkeys, hawks, rattlesnakes, and swans. The main cry of the Velicoraptors was a combination of the sounds of elephant seal pups, dolphins and walruses. The elephant seal sounds were recorded at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA, a marine mammal hospital that rehabilitates and releases sick and injured seals and sea lions.

The Tyrannosaurus' roars were a combination of dog, penguin, tiger, alligator, and elephant sounds.

The sounds made by the Brachiosaurs were a combination of whale and donkey sounds.

Except for some very brief glimpses in the opening scene, the adult velociraptors - often cited as the most memorable dinosaurs in this film - don't make an on-screen appearance until over 103 minutes into the movie.

While discussing chaos theory, Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) shamelessly flirts with Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern). After meeting on this film, the two actors began a romantic relationship, and were engaged for two years before breaking up.

The film cut out many species of dinosaur that were featured in the novel for budgetary and technological reasons. One of these was a small, chicken-sized dinosaur called Procompsognathids, which later made an appearance in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Dr. Wu explains their reason for having this creature: Dinosaur excrement, he presumes, would have been bio-degradable during the Cenozoic era. However, in the modern day, bacteria have evolved to the point that it is no longer able to break down dinosaur waste, and the larger dinosaurs produce quite a lot of it. "Compys," as they are called, eat the other dinosaurs' waste and then excrete it themselves in smaller piles which are more easily broken down by present-day bacteria. The lack of compys in the film may explain the mountain of excrement that Ellie finds.

In the shooting script, it was written that, during the Tyrannosaur's escape, Malcolm would simply get out of the car and run away, much as Genarro had done moments before. In fact, this is how Malcolm behaves in the scene as written in the book. When the time came to film the scene, it was Jeff Goldblum's idea to make his flight more heroic, by having him distract the Tyrannosaur so Grant could save the children.

The Franchi SPAS-12 shotguns used by Robert Muldoon and Alan Grant in the film have the first generation stock option. The first generation shotgun stock was designed so that a spring loaded stud mounted on the interior of the stock locked into the rear sight. By pulling this stud rearward it clears the sight and the stock can be unfolded. Muldoon can clearly be seen depressing this stud when he is hunting the Velociraptors moments before his famous "clever girl" last words.

Dylan McDermott and Tom Sizemore tested for the role of Alan Grant.

Dr. Alan Grant has at least 2 dinosaur models from the 1988 Carnegie Collection: The original green color Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the adult Apatosaurus.

According to Foley Artist Dennie Thorpe, the sounds of the hatching baby dinosaurs were created by a combination of crushing ice cream cones (egg shell breaking), squishing cantaloupe melon halves (embryonic emergence), goo-smeared pineapple skin (baby dinosaur flesh cleansing).

In a moment of the movie, one Velociraptor appears in head shot illuminated with a computer screen full of four letters repeated time and time again: "ACGT". These letters are the acronym for Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine and Thymine, the DNA's base pair.

CAME(Excision): Jeff Abel, better know as Canadian dubstep producer Excision, has a small cameo appearance.

Despite his prominent billing, "B.D. Wong" has less than two minutes of screen time.

Was followed by two sequels. There were plans for a fourth film, but they were immediately scrapped in late 2008, after the death of Michael Crichton. However in 2012, they eventually did decide to set things into motion, and have announced a planned release date for 2014.

The T-rex occasionally malfunctioned, due to the rain. Producer Kathleen Kennedy recalls, "The T. rex went into the heebie-jeebies sometimes. Scared the crap out of us. We'd be, like, eating lunch, and all of a sudden a T-rex would come alive. At first we didn't know what was happening, and then we realized it was the rain. You'd hear people start screaming."

A baby triceratops was built for a scene where one of the kids rides it. Special effects technicians worked on this effect for a year but the scene was cut at the last minute asSteven Spielberg thought it would ruin the pacing of the film.

When the T-Rex comes through the glass roof of the Explorer in the first attack, the glass was not meant to break, producing the noticeably genuine screams from the children.

Jim Carrey was considered for the role of Ian Malcolm.

Both the film and the book generated so much interest in dinosaurs that the study of paleontology has had a record increase in students, and interest in general has skyrocketed, and has been at an all-time high ever since.

Years after this film wrapped, it was discovered due to fossil impressions of velociraptor skin that they were feathered, implying that Grant was indeed right that they evolved into birds.

When Hurricane Iniki hit, the cast and crew were all required to move into the ballroom of the hotel they were staying in. Richard Attenborough, however, stayed in his hotel room, and slept through the entire event. When asked how he could possibly have done this, Attenborough replied, "My dear boy, I survived the blitz!"

Scenes of the T-Rex attacking Grant and the kids while they ride down a river and through a running waterfall were cut before filming.

Michael Crichton has said that his views on science and genetic engineering are largely expressed by Ian Malcolm. Steven Spielberg saw many parallels to himself in the character of John Hammond. Fittingly, he cast a fellow filmmaker in the role, who begins his tour of the park by showing a film, in which he also acts. While Malcolm is dressed entirely in black, Hammond wears all white.

Shortly after Nedry makes his first appearance in the control room, during his argument with Hammond, you can clearly see the movie Jaws playing in a small video window on one of Nedry's computer screens. That movie was, of course, directed by Steven Speilberg.

When getting an update on a storm, Hammond says "Why didn't I build in Orlando?" The distributor, Universal Studios, has two theme parks there. One of them, Islands of Adventure has a Jurassic Park ride.

After making this movie, Ariana Richards developed a great interest in dinosaurs, and assisted Jack Horner (paleontologist advisor for the film and the inspiration for the Dr. Grant character) on an actual dinosaur dig in Montana the following summer.

Director Steven Spielberg was worried that computer graphics meant Nintendo type cartoon quality. He originally only wanted the herd of gallimimus dinosaurs to be computer-generated, but upon seeing ILM's demo animation of a T-rex chasing a herd of galamides across his ranch, he decided to shoot nearly all the dinosaur scenes using this method. The animation was first plotted on an Amiga Toaster, and rendered for the film by Silicon Graphics' Indigo workstations.

Steven Spielberg was so confident with this film that he started making his next film (Schindler's List), placing post-production in the hands of George Lucas.

Later in the movie, as one of the jeeps pulls up, right before they get out, the camera zooms in on the jeep door. The Jurassic Park logo is on the door, but it is covered in mud so that the only words that can be read is "ur ass Park", perhaps a subtle joke about many of the characters getting hurt or killed in the movie.

Perhaps to increase the general sense of anxiety (if only subconsciously), the Triceratops mural behind Hammond as he eats ice cream in the visitors center also incorporates elements from "Guernica," Pablo Picasso's famous painting of the horrors of war.

Sam Neill injured his hand lighting the flare he uses to distract the Tyrannosaur. According to Neill, "It dropped some burning ­phosphorous on me and got under my watch and took a chunk of my arm out."

This is the movie that inspired BBC's Tim Haines to produce the groundbreaking dinosaur documentary series Walking with Dinosaurs and its various follow-ups. But it also made his and the animators' job at Framestore harder, as people have already had an idea of what dinosaurs "should" look and move like.

When Dr. Grant is talking to the boy in the beginning of the movie, there is a dinosaur's head depicted on the mountain in the back.

When Nedry is stealing the dinosaur embryos there is one labeled a Brontosaurus. Brontosaurus was not a real dinosaur but one named by a paleontologist that had the wrong skull on his specimen. The correct skull for the animal was found by a different scientist and it was then called the Apotasaurus.

The highest-grossing film of 1993; it outdid Steven Spielberg's own E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as the then biggest success in film history. It would hold that record untilTitanic, and then James Cameron would also outperform himself with the release ofAvatar.

The movie marked the climax of the "Dinosaur Renaissance", a groundbreaking scientific revolution that lasted from the '60s 'till the early '90s, during which dinosaurs went from being seen as sluggish, dimwitted and cold-blooded reptiles to the agile, intelligent and warm-blooded animals depicted in the film. It also presented a new kind of visual "design" of the dinosaurs to the public. Much of this can be traced back to the works of paleontologists John Ostrom (who first realized the uniqueness of "raptor" dinosaurs), Bob Bakker, Jack Horner (on whom the character of Dr. Alan Grant was based) and Gregory Paul. In fact, modern day paleontologists often jokingly call the '90s and early 2000s the "Paulian Era", because the appearances of the dinosaurs in the movie and in virtually every other piece of work created at this time were based on reconstructions originally made by Greg Paul. Newer scientific findings have, however, proven much of these to be incorrect, which has lead to the coining of the term "shrink-wrapped dinosaurs", as many of Paul's reconstructions (and by extension, the JP dinosaurs) look like dinosaur skeletons coated in muscle and skin, but virtually no other soft tissue.

The scene where the T-Rex comes out of the bushes and eats the gallimimus was actually shot on the island of Oahu at Kualoa Ranch. This was the only outdoor scene not filmed on Kauai, due to Hurricane Iniki.

Fred Sorenson was the pilot who flew the crew off Kauai when the hurricane hit during production. He played Jock, the pilot who flew Indiana Jones away in the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark, also directed by Steven Spielberg.

Tim makes references about Robert Bakker and his dinosaur book. Bakker was a technical advisor on Jurassic Park.

Dr. Malcolm's quip that Sattler's and Grant's jobs are extinct is quoted from what puppeteer Phil Tippett said to Steven Spielberg when he decided to use CGI and not Go-Motion. Spielberg stuck it into the film.

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

Ariana Richards was upset by the fact that an action figure of her character was not produced. (Kenner only made dolls of Grant, Sattler, Muldoon, Nedry, Tim, and eventually Malcolm.)

Ariana Richards' audition consisted of standing in front of a camera and screaming wildly. Director Steven Spielberg "wanted to see how she could show fear." Richards remembers, "I heard later on that Steven had watched a few girls on tape that day, and I was the only one who ended up waking his sleeping wife off the couch, and she came running through the hallway to see if the kids were all right."

For the part where the T-Rex catches a Galliminus and shakes it in his mouth, the sound was taken from a dog shaking a toy in its mouth.

"Robin Wright" (V)' was offered the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler.

Sean Connery was offered the role of John Hammond.

Steven Spielberg considered Richard Dreyfuss for the role of Dr. Alan Grant.

Principal photography finished 12 days ahead of schedule and on budget.

Steven Spielberg was in the very early stages of pre-production for the film "ER" (based on a Michael Crichton novel), when he heard about the "Jurassic Park" book. He subsequently dumped what he was doing to make the film. Afterwards, he returned to "ER" and helped develop it into a hit TV series (ER).

To give the 1993 Ford Explorer XLTs the appearance that they were driverless and were running on an electric track, the SUVs were driven by remote from the rear cargo area of the vehicle. The driver was hidden under the Ford Explorer's cargo canvas, which was always pulled closed during filming. To see where to steer the SUV, the driver watched a small TV that was fed outside images via two cameras. One camera was mounted on the dash in front of the steering wheel, and the other was mounted on the lower center portion of the front bumper, above a black box. Both cameras can be clearly seen in the movie several times.

Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) dresses entirely in black in both this film and its sequel. In the book, he tells Ellie Sattler that he only ever dresses in black and gray, so that he never has to waste time thinking about what to wear. Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) gives the same reason for his monotonous fashion sense in The Fly.

Alan Grant is modeled after Paleontologist Jack Horner who, like Grant, digs and teaches in Montana, and was also a technical advisor on this film.

The scene where Grant, Tim and Lex meet the heard of Gallimimuses was scheduled to be the last scene shot on location in Kauai. When Hurricane Iniki hit, filming for this scene had to be postponed. Production returned to California and then, a few weeks later, Sam Neill, Joseph Mazzello and Ariana Richards had to travel back to Hawaii, but this time to the island of Oahu, to shoot the scene.

The guest's encounter with the sick Triceratops ends without any clear explanation as to why the animal is sick. Michael Crichton's original novel and the screenplay, however, includes an explanation: the Stegosaur/Triceratops lacked suitable teeth for grinding food and so, like birds, would swallow rocks and use them as gizzard stones. In the digestive tract, these rocks would grind the food to aid in digestion. After six weeks, the rocks would become too smooth to be useful, and the animal would regurgitate them. When finding and eating new rocks to use, the animal would also swallow West Indian Lilac berries. The fact that the berries and stones are regurgitated explains why Ellie never finds traces of them in the animal's excrement.

Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ally Sheedy, Geena Davis, Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Grey, Kelly McGillis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Julia Roberts, Linda Hamilton,Sarah Jessica Parker, Bridget Fonda, Joan Cusack, and Debra Winger were all considered for the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler.

Phil Tippett became quite depressed when he learned that none of the stop-motion creatures he had been developing would be used in the film. However, shortly after that decision had been made, ILM animators discovered they did actually have a use for him. While none of his stop-motion models would be seen in the film, his techniques were determined to be quite useful in animating the computer-generated dinosaurs, especially given how much research he had put into animal movement. Rather than creating the dinosaur motion using key-frame animation, it was decided to build a stop-motion armature for each computer generated dinosaur and manipulate it as they would for a stop-motion film. These armatures were specially built with motion-sensors, and linked up to the animated dinosaurs being created on the computer. Thus, the motion of the stop-motion armature was directly translated into the computer-generated version that appears in the final film.

Christina Ricci auditioned for the role of Lex Murphy.

As the story takes place on an island near Costa Rica, the filmmakers originally considered filming in Costa Rica. This idea was quickly abandoned when they realized that the Costa Rican government would not allow them to build roads to get to their filming locations.

There were two animatronic Tyrannosaurus built for filming. One was the full-body version, the other only consisted of a head and was used for closeups.

Laura Linney auditioned for the role of Ellie Sattler.

Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Helen Hunt, Teri Hatcher, Elizabeth Hurley and Sherilyn Fenn tested for the role of Ellie Sattler.

The Dilophosaurus's venom-spitting and neck-frill became so iconic that almost every other appearance of the animal in popular media, as well as most of the Dilophosaurus children's toys advertise at least one or both of these aspects. Some even leave out the dinosaur's striking double-crests. In reality, however, the spitting ability was only made up by Michael Crichton', while adding the frill was Steven Spielberg's idea. Real Dilophosaurus possessed neither of these traits, with the twin crests and its thin jaws (the latter of which isn't very evident in the movie's design) being its real discerning features.

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.

In the book, the sick animal is a Stegosaurus, said by Ian Malcolm to be sick because the Jurassic era air had more oxygen than the Holocene, part of the chaos theory.

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

Harrison Ford turned down the role of Dr. Alan Grant.

Richard Attenborough's first acting role in 15 years.

In Michael Crichton's novel, John Hammond proudly says that the narrator on the prerecorded park tour is Richard Kiley. Later, Kiley was hired to play himself in that role for the movie; possibly the first instance of a celebrity appearing in a book, and then later cast as him or herself in the film version. This feat was not repeated until 2009, when boxer Paolo Roberto played himself in the film version of The Girl Who Played with Fire. He too was already previously featured as a character in the book.

The glass of water sitting on the dash of the Ford Explorer was made to ripple using a guitar string that was attached to the underside of the dash beneath the glass.

Generally speaking, any shot of a full dinosaur was computer-generated, but shots of parts of dinosaurs were of animatronics.

The full-sized animatron of the tyrannosaurus rex weighed about 13,000 to 15,000 pounds. During the shooting of the initial T-rex attack scene that took place in a downpour and was shot on a soundstage, the latex that covered the T-rex puppet absorbed great amounts of water, making it much heavier and harder to control. Technicians worked throughout the night with blow driers trying to dry the latex out. Eventually, they suspended a platform above the T-rex, out of camera range, to keep the water off it during filming.

The park software is written in Pascal; a program is clearly visible in one of the monitor close-ups on the UNIX system. The graphical interface recognized as a UNIX system was the experimental Silicon Graphics 3D File System Navigator. The version number of the Silicon Graphics UNIX Operating System is 4.0.5 and is visible in one of the close-ups in the operating system's shell window (command program).

In the egg-hatching scene, a new-born baby triceratops was originally supposed to come out of the egg, but it was changed to a velociraptor.

There were so many wires and rigging to control the velociraptor animatrons in the kitchen stalking scene that the child actors had to literally step over and around them while the scene was being filmed. The kitchen set was greatly expanded from the original design to accommodate the velociraptors. Some reports say that all of the dinosaurs in the kitchen scene were computer-generated.

Many errors were corrected digitally: some stunt people were made to look like the actors, and in one scene an entire Ford Explorer was digitally generated.

The first film to use DTS (now Datasat) digital surround sound.

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 this film, Steven Spielberg directs the man who beat him to the Best Director Oscar in 1983 (Richard Attenborough, whose film Gandhi also beat Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as Best Picture).

The computer in the back of the computer room with the many (65536) red LEDs is actually a real computer: The Connection Machine CM-5 made by Thinking Machines. It contained many SPARC 2 RISC processors and the LEDs were added to make the machine more aesthetically pleasing than their previous models. Unfortunately, it was not actually a very good supercomputer and the company failed not long afterward. The comment about networking eight connection machines is pretty superfluous as they were meant to be used like this. The bigger problem was writing programs that efficiently mapped onto the data parallel architecture.

According to Daan Sandee (Thinking Machines Corp), the CM-5 super computer used in the control room was one of only two ever built to that size (1024 nodes). The other machine was at Los Alamos. The machine used in the movie was sold as smaller segments after the scenes were complete. Mirrors were used to make it seem like more CM-5's were present.

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.

Juliette Binoche was offered the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler, but she turned it down in order to make Three Colors: Blue with Krzysztof Kieslowski.

On 11 September 1992, Hurricane Iniki hit the island of Kauai, delaying production of the film. Much of the crew helped in the clean up.

All the merchandise (T-Shirts, stuffed dinosaurs, lunch boxes, flasks, etc.) shown in the film were, in some part, actually created to be sold with the movie.

Before Steven Spielberg decided to use animatronic dinosaurs and computer-generated effects, he wanted to use stop motion animation for the dinosaur effects and had Phil Tippett put together a short demo of the kitchen scene using claymation dinosaurs (Barbie dolls were substituted for the actual actors).

The blip sound on the Silicon Graphics computers and the blip on the Apple Macintosh Quadra 700 is a blip sound from a Motorola-brand cell phone.

The helicopter used in the movie was later involved in an accident in Hawaii in March 2001. In the accident, the chopper dropped ten feet to the ground, bounced back up and then tipped on its right side.

Briefly held the box office record until it was beaten by Titanic.