Jurassic Park


2h 7m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond's two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.

Film Details

Also Known As
Jurassic Park 3D, Parque Jurásico
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Tove Blue Valentine
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Kauai, Hawaii, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs that Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond's two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.

Crew

Barbara Affonso

Visual Effects

Lloyd Ahern Jr.

Photography

Yarek Alfer

Art Department

Lance Anderson

Mechanical Special Effects

Frida Aradottir

Hair Assistant

Eric Armstrong

Cgi Artist

Joel Aron

Graphics

Paul Ashdown

Graphics

Francesca Avila

Art Department

Sandina Bailo-lape

Foley Editor

Lloyd Ball

Puppeteer

Lloyd Ball

Other

Craig Barnett

Production Assistant

Craig Barr

Technical Coordinator

Craig Barr

Puppeteer

William Barr

Other

Bill Basso

Art Department

Bill Basso

Puppeteer

Randall K Bean

Other

Kathleen Beeler

Visual Effects

John Bell

Art Director

David Beneke

Art Department

David Beneke

Puppeteer

John Berger

Set Designer

John Andrew Berton

Cgi Artist

Ken Beyer

Graphics

Michael Bienstock

Animator

Nicholas Blake

Other

Kim Blanchette

Animator

Sara Bolder

Dialogue Editor

Natalie Bolinger

Stunts

Mike Bolles

Camera Equipment

Larry Bolster

Puppeteer

Conrad Bonderson

Other

Christopher Boyes

Foley Recordist

Christopher Boyes

Sound

Evan Brainard

Mechanical Special Effects

Evan Brainard

Puppeteer

Barbara Brennan

Visual Effects

Jeffrey S Brown

Other

Judy Brown

Other

Steve Bunyea

Special Effects

Len Burge

Art Department

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Beth Cahn

Assistant

Sebastin Caillabet

Art Department

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Tino Caira

Driver

Dale Caldwell

Color Timer

Brian Callier

Other

Geoff Campbell

Cgi Artist

Lynne Cannizzaro

Other

Ron Cardarelli

Key Grip

Steven Cardarelli

Grip

Jackie J Carr

Set Decorator

Dave Carson

Visual Effects

Rick Carter

Production Designer

Craig Caton-largent

Puppeteer

Craig Caton-largent

Mechanical Special Effects

Janine Cavoto

On-Set Dresser

Rebecca Chaires

Assistant

Steve Chandler

Lighting

Henry Charleston

Lighting Technician

Leslie Cheatham

Assistant

David Chevalier

Pilot

Terry Chostner

Camera Operator

Charlie Clavadetscher

Graphics

Murray Close

Photography

Alan Cody

Assistant Editor

John Coker

Grip

John Connell

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Conte

Graphics

Lauren Cory

Assistant Art Director

Mitchell Coughlin

Puppeteer

Mitchell Coughlin

Art Department

Alexander Courage

Original Music

Patrick Crane

Assistant Editor

Tom Cranham

Visual Effects

Michael Crichton

Screenplay

Michael Crichton

Source Material (From Novel)

Don Crow

Driver

Dean Cundey

Director Of Photography

Dean Cundey

Dp/Cinematographer

Jean M Cunningham

Graphic Artist

Gail Currey

Cgi Artist

Bonnie Curtis

Assistant

Laura Dash

Stunts

Larry Davis

Stunts

Richard Davison

Puppeteer

Richard Davison

Other

Jon Dawe

Mechanical Special Effects

Jon Dawe

Puppeteer

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Richard Dearmas

Other

Paul Deason

Unit Production Manager

Stefan Dechant

Other

Greg Dennen

Other

Kim Derry

Special Effects

Mark A.z. Dippt

Visual Effects Supervisor

Marty Dobkousky

Grip

Marilyn Dozer-chaney

Other

Dean Drabin

Adr Mixer

Judy Drosd

Special Thanks To

Lisa Drostova

Visual Effects

Sheila Duignan

Production Coordinator

Ed Dunkley

Graphics

Matt Durham

Electrician

Randal M Dutra

Animator

Terry Eckton

Sound Effects Editor

Jeff Edwards

Mechanical Special Effects

Jeff Edwards

Puppeteer

Tyruben Ellingson

Art Director

Donald Elliott

Special Effects Foreman

John Elliott

Foreman

Mike Ellis

Visual Effects

Eric Enderton

Graphics

Gary Epper

Stunts

Douglas Epps

Other

Mark Eshelman

Other

Christopher Evans

Matte Painter

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Michael Fallavollita

Apprentice

Peter Fandetti

Assistant Editor

Scott Farrar

Photography

Cory Faucher

Special Effects

Don Feldstein

Stand-In

Andre Fenley

Apprentice

Anthony Feola

Other

Greg Figiel

Puppeteer

Greg Figiel

Art Department

Robert Finley

Other

Ken Fischer

Sound Effects Editor

Pat Fitzsimmons

Other

Nathalie Fratti

Art Department

Jim Frear

Driver

Carl Frederick

Graphic Artist

Anthony Gaillard

Art Department

Rick Galinson

Mechanical Special Effects

Rick Galinson

Puppeteer

George Gambetta

Other

Steve Gawley

Visual Effects

Tim Geideman

Film Lab

Jonathan Geiduschek

Special Effects

Bart Giovannetti

Visual Effects

Michael Gleason

Editor

Jane Goe

Production Associate

Nancy A Gomes

Other

Patrick Gomes

Foreman

Rene Gonzales

Projectionist

Tim Gonzales

Craft Service

Armando Gonzalez

Welder

Armondo Gonzalez

Puppeteer

Ben O Graham

Lighting Technician

Ave Grasso

Puppeteer

David Grasso

Art Department

Jeffrey Greeley

Camera Assistant

Douglas Greenfield

Consultant

Timothy A Greenwood

Projectionist

Susanna Griffith

Casting Associate

J R Grubbs

Sound

Scott Guitteau

Sound

Lynda Gurasich

Hair

John Gurche

Other

Ann Hadsell

Adr

Art Halissi

Color Timer

Mark Hallet

Other

Rusty Hanson

Stunts

Erik Haralsted

Special Effects

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Ruth Hasty

Sound

Beth Hathaway

Art Department

Beth Hathaway

Puppeteer

Rich Haugen

Puppeteer

Rich Haugen

Mechanical Special Effects

Craig Hayes

Other

Angela Heald

Production Coordinator

Janet Healy

Visual Effects

Michael R Heath

Grip

Bud Heller

Key Rigging Grip

Deborah Ann Henderson

Assistant Production Accountant

Doug Henderson

Other

Hugo Herrera

Other

Robert Hill

Camera Assistant

Rob Hinderstein

Art Department

Janet Hirshenson

Casting

Michael Hirshenson

Casting Associate

Elena Holden

Accounting Assistant

Tim Holland

Sound Effects Editor

John Horn

Graphics

Jack Horner

Consultant

Sandy Houston

Visual Effects

Norman Howell

Stunts

Wade Howie

Graphic Artist

Tom Hrupcho

Other

Thomas L Hutchinson

Graphic Artist

Gary Hymes

Unit Director

Gary Hymes

Stunt Coordinator

Richard Hymns

Sound Editor

Robert Jackson

Boom Operator

Donna Jaffe

Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Jurassic Park 3D, Parque Jurásico
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Tove Blue Valentine
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Kauai, Hawaii, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Award Wins

Best Sound

1993

Best Sound Effects Sound Editing

1993

Best Visual Effects

1993
Michael Lantieri

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 11, 1993

Re-released in United States August 26, 1994

Re-released in United States April 5, 2013

Released in United States on Video October 4, 1994

Re-released in United States on Video October 10, 2000

Grossed $705 million within 115 days of its initial theatrical release, making it the all-time international box office champ. The previous record holder was Spielberg's own "E.T." (USA/1982), which eventually grossed $701 million.

Michael Crichton's novel was published by Alfred A. Knopf in October 1990. Universal Pictures paid Crichton 1.5 million for the book's film rights.

Spielberg is reported to be an equal partner in the film with Universal after direct costs, interest and distribution fees are deducted.

Completed shooting November 30, 1992.

Began shooting August 24, 1992.

Released in United States Summer June 11, 1993

Re-released in United States August 26, 1994

Re-released in United States April 5, 2013

Released in United States on Video October 4, 1994

Re-released in United States on Video October 10, 2000

Chosen as a finalist for best marketed film of 1993 by the Film Information Council.