Jurassic Park Produced by: Universal Pictures Directed by: Steven Spielberg Written by: Michael Crichton, David Koepp Based on a novel by: Michael Crichton Starring:
Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant
Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler
Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm
Richard Attenborough as John Hammond Originally Released: 1993 Academy Awards: Best Effects - Sound Effects Editing, Best Effects - Visual Effects, Best Sound Runtime: 127 minutes
On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur secretly builds a theme park featuring live dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the attraction to the public, he invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park -- but their visit is anything but tranquil as the park's security system breaks down, the prehistoric creatures break out.