Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Steven Spielberg (Director), Michael Crichton (Screenplay), David Koepp (Screenplay)
Released: June 8th, 1993
Runtime: 2 hours, 7 minutes
A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.
The use of both animatronic and computer generated dinosaurs (cgi that revolutionized the field and every film to come after that uses compositing owes something to this film) was incredible as it's still a film that feels so real, the dinosaurs actually feel like they're there.
The story follows scientists going to an island being made into basically a Dinosaur zoo to check things out and make sure they feel the park will....
Grant, but he turned it down without reading the book or the script.
Harrison Ford turned down the role of Dr. Alan Grant.
Director Steven Spielberg was worried that computer graphics meant Nintendo type cartoon quality.