Before dinosaurs took over the world (again) in Jurassic World, they found their sci-fi reincarnation in the Disney-Land-gone-wrong, billionaire’s playground of John Hammond, better known as Jurassic Park.
Join us as we rediscover where it all began with Spielberg’s phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller.
The film follows two dinosaur experts – Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) – as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica.
But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee (Wayne Knight) sabotages the system the dinosaurs start to rage out of control!
Did you know….?
The Tyrannosaurus’ roars were a combination of dog, penguin, tiger, alligator, and elephant sounds.
Spielberg was in the very early stages of pre-production for the movie “ER” (based on a Michael Crichton novel) when he heard about the “Jurassic Park” book. He subsequently dumped what he was doing to make this movie. Afterwards, he returned to “ER” and helped develop it into a hit television series (ER(1994)).
Grossed $402 million in the U.S., and just over $1 billion worldwide. Spielberg made $250 million from this movie, the largest sum any individual has made from a movie. The highest-grossing film of 1993. It outdid Spielberg’s own E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) as the then biggest box-office success in film history (not adjusted for inflation). It would hold that record until Titanic (1997), and then James Cameron would also outperform himself with the release of Avatar (2009).
SUMMER OF SPIELBERG
5 July 2019 7:30PM