The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment Production starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
‘Something has survived’

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

The Lost World, 1997
Production Studio: Universal Studios, Inc.
Production Company: Amblin Entertainment, Inc.


The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the motion picture about an island populated with real Dinosaurs (Isla Sorna, Site B). Released in 1997, this science-fiction adventure is the sequel to the box-office hit Jurassic Park (1993), in which an aged billionaire built a Dinosaur theme park on a remote island (Isla Nublar). Although those Dinosaurs were destroyed, there are some left on another island (Site B). Dr. Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) travel to the island to observe the dinosaurs and try to prevent Roland Tembo (Pete Postlethwaite) from rounding the beasts up and taking them to a theme park in the United States. The weather turns bad, the dinosaurs become violent, and one of the angry beasts makes his way to San Diego, California.


Cast / Crew

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

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After being nominated for 9 prizes, The Lost World only managed to win two of them:

Bogey Award

Audience Award
Best Director: Steven Spielberg

It is to be mentioned that The Lost World had strong competition at the Oscars. Instead of The Lost World, Titanic won the Award for best Special Effects. Also Starship Troopers was tough competition in the action genre.

Memorable Quotes

Ian Malcolm: “Sarah! Sarah!” Nick Van Owen: “Sarah Harding!” Ian Malcolm: “How many Sarahs you think are on this island? Sarah!”
Ajay Sidhu: “Did you find him?” Roland Tembo: “Only the parts they didn’t like.”

Ian Malcolm: “Oooh! Ahhh! That’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming.”

Ian Malcolm: “Taking dinosaurs off this island is the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas.”

Roland Tembo: “The Rex just fed, so he won’t be hunting for a while.” Ian Malcolm: “Just fed? I assume you’re talking about Eddie? You might show a little more respect, the man saved our lives by giving his.” Roland Tembo: “Then his problems are over. My point is, predators don’t hunt when they’re not hungry.” Nick Van Owen: “Yeah, only humans do.” Roland Tembo: “Oh, you’re breaking my heart. Come on! Saddle up, let’s get this moveable feast under way!”

Movie Facts


Title: The Lost World
Tagline: ‘Something has survived’
Release date: May 23, 1997
Rated: PG-13

Financial issues:

Budget: $74m
USA gross: $356m
Worldwide gross: $614m
#21 of USA’s most successful movies ever!
#10 of the World’s most successful movies ever!

Filming locations:

California, USA: Universal City Studios
California, USA: Eureka, Burbank, Newhall, San Pedro
Hawaii, USA: Island of Kauai
New York, USA: New Yorkt
Hawaii, USA: Island of Kauai