Jurassic Park

Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment Production featuring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough

Jurassic Park
‘An adventure 65 million years in the making’

Based on the novel by Michael Crichton | Screenplay by Michael Crichton and David Koepp | Produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen | Directed by Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park, 1993
Production Studio: Universal Studios, Inc.
Production Company: Amblin Entertainment, Inc.


Jurassic Park, the motion picture about a dinosaur theme park that goes awry, based on a novel by Michael Crichton. Released in 1993, this box-office hit won Academy Awards for visual effects, sound effects, and sound. After a scientist finds dinosaur DNA trapped in amber, a billionaire (Richard Attenborough) plans to build an exotic amusement park populated with real dinosaurs. The billionaire invites several dinosaur experts and his grandchildren to come look at the park before the grand opening. During an enormous tropical storm, the dinosaurs break out of their pens and terrorize the island.


Cast / Crew

Novel: Michael Crichton
Screenplay: David Koepp and Michael Crichton
Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen
Executive Director: Steven Spielberg
Music: John Williams

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Academy Award
Best Visual Effects (1993)
Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, Michael Lantieri

Academy Award
Best Sound Effects (1993)
Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns

Academy Award
Best Sound (1993)
Gary Summers, Gary Rydstrom, Shawn Murphy, Ron Judkins

Memorable Quotes

Ian Malcolm: “The complete lack of humility for nature that’s being displayed here is staggering.”

Dr. Alan Grant: “You married?” Ian Malcolm: “Occasionally.”

John Hammond: “All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked.” Ian Malcolm: “Yeah, but John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.”

Ellie Sattler: “We can make it if we run.” Robert Muldoon: “No, we can’t.” Ellie Sattler: “Why not?” Robert Muldoon: “Because we are being hunted.” Ellie Sattler: “Oh God.”

Movie Facts


Title: Jurassic Park
Tagline: ‘An adventure 65 million years in the making’
Release date: June 11, 1993
Rated: PG-13

Financial Issues

Budget: $63m
USA gross: $299m
Worldwide gross: $920m
#5 of USA’s most successful movies ever!
#3 of the World’s most successful movies ever!

Filming Locations

California, USA: Universal City Studios
California, USA: Warner Bros. Studios
California, USA: Mojave Desert
Hawaii, USA: Island of Kauai