Writers: Michael Crichton, David Koepp
Director: Steven Spielberg
Release: June 11, 1993
Tagline(s): Welcome to…
An Adventure 65 Million Years In The Making.
The most phenomenal discovery of our time… becomes the greatest adventure of all time.
Caution! Alive Inside.
Unleash the Beasts.
Producer(s): Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen
Associate-Producer(s): Lata Ryan, Colin Wilson
Stars/Actors: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Music by: John Williams
Production Company: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
Genre(s): Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Runtime: 127 minutes
Based On: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Synopsis: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Declassified by Agent Palmer: Two decades later, the Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park still Rule the Screen
Quotes and Lines
Juanito Rostagno: Grant, you’ll never get him out of Montana… he’s a digger like me.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Doctor Grant’s not machine compatible.
Dennis Nedry: Dodgson, Dodgson, we’ve got Dodgson here! Nobody cares. Nice hat. What are you trying to look like, a secret agent?
John Hammond: You’ll have to get used to Dr. Malcolm, he suffers from a deplorable excess of personality, especially for a mathematician.
John Hammond: Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler… Welcome to Jurassic Park.
John Hammond: We spared no expense.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: I’m simply saying that life, uh…finds a way.
John Hammond: We’ve made living biological attractions so astounding that they’ll capture the imagination of the entire planet.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: If I may… Um, I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you’re using here, it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you’re selling it, you wanna sell it. Well…
John Hammond: I don’t think you’re giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody’s ever done before…
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.
John Hammond: I don’t believe it. I don’t believe it! You’re meant to come down here and defend me against these characters, and the only one I’ve got on my side is the blood-sucking lawyer!
John Hammond: Dennis, our lives are in your hands and you have butterfingers?
Dennis Nedry: I am totally unappreciated in my time. You can run this whole park from this room with minimal staff for up to 3 days. You think that kind of automation is easy? Or cheap? You know anybody who can network 8 connection machines and debug 2 million lines of code for what I bid for this job? Because if he can I’d like to see him try.
John Hammond: I’m sorry about your financial problems, Dennis, I really am, but they are your problems.
Dennis Nedry: Oh, you’re right, John, you’re absolutely right. You know, everything’s my problem.
John Hammond: I will not get drawn into another financial debate with you, Dennis. I really will not!
Dennis Nedry: There’d be hardly any debate at all.
John Hammond: I don’t blame people for their mistakes. But I do ask that they pay for them.
Dennis Nedry: Thanks, Dad.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Must go faster…
John Hammond: You know the first attraction I ever built when I came down south from Scotland? It was a Flea Circus, Petticoat Lane. Really quite wonderful. We had a wee trapeze, and a merry-go… carousel and a seesaw. They all moved, motorized of course, but people would say they could see the fleas. “Oh, I see the fleas, mummy! Can’t you see the fleas?” Clown fleas and high wire fleas and fleas on parade… But with this place, I wanted to show them something that wasn’t an illusion. Something that was real, something that they could see and touch. An aim not devoid of merit.
John Hammond: When we have control again…
Dr. Ellie Sattler: You never had control, that’s the illusion! I was overwhelmed by the power of this place. But I made a mistake, too, I didn’t have enough respect for that power and it’s out now. The only thing that matters now are the people we love. Alan and Lex and Tim. John, they’re out there where people are dying.
John Hammond: They’ll be fine. Who better to get the children through Jurassic Park than a dinosaur expert?
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.
Ray Arnold: Hold on to your butts.
Muldoon: Clever girl.
Dr. Alan Grant: Hammond, after some consideration, I’ve decided, not to endorse your park.
John Hammond: So have I.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Gee, the lack of humility before nature that’s being displayed here, uh… staggers me.
Donald Gennaro: Well thank you, Dr. Malcolm, but I think things are a little bit different then you and I had feared…
Malcolm: Yeah, I know. They’re a lot worse.
Gennaro: Now, wait a second now, we haven’t even seen the park…
John Hammond: No, no, Donald, Donald, Donald… let him talk. There’s no reason… I want to hear every viewpoint, I really do.
Malcolm: Don’t you see the danger, John, inherent in what you’re doing here? Genetic power is the most awesome force the planet’s ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that’s found his dad’s gun.
Gennaro: It’s hardly appropriate to start hurling generalizations…
Malcolm: If I may… Um, I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you’re using here, it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now [bangs on the table] you’re selling it, you wanna sell it. Well…
Hammond: I don’t think you’re giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody’s ever done before…
Malcolm: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.
Hammond: Condors. Condors are on the verge of extinction…
Hammond: If I was to create a flock of condors on this island, you wouldn’t have anything to say.
Malcolm: No, hold on. This isn’t some species that was obliterated by deforestation, or the building of a dam. Dinosaurs had their shot, and nature selected them for extinction.
Hammond: I simply don’t understand this Luddite attitude, especially from a scientist. I mean, how can we stand in the light of discovery, and not act?
Malcolm: What’s so great about discovery? It’s a violent, penetrative act that scars what it explores. What you call discovery, I call the rape of the natural world.