Jurassic Park (film)
Jurassic Park is a 1993 film about an island theme park stocked with genetically-engineered dinosaurs. When the park's creator invites three scientists down to solicit their opinions, a series of mishaps strands them all inside with the security systems out of commission, and the humans find themselves under attack by the resurrected predators.
- Directed by Steven Spielberg. Screenplay by Michael Crichton and David Koepp. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton.
Dr. Alan Grant
- [Responding to an unimpressed 10-year-old] Now try to imagine yourself in the Cretaceous Period. You get your first look at this "six foot turkey" as you enter a clearing. He moves like a bird, lightly, bobbing his head. And you keep still because you think that maybe his visual acuity is based on movement like T-Rex – he'll lose you if you don't move. But no, not Velociraptor. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that's when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side, from the other two raptors you didn't even know were there. Because Velociraptor's a pack hunter, you see, he uses coordinated attack patterns and he is out in force today. And he slashes at you with this – a six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, on the middle toe. He doesn't bother to bite your jugular like a lion, oh no … he slashes at you here [makes slashing motions below the child's chest] or here … [above the groin] or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is … you are alive when they start to eat you. So you know … try to show a little respect.
- [While watching a goat being sent out to tempt the T-Rex to come out in the open] T-Rex doesn't want to be fed, he wants to hunt! You can't suppress sixty-five million years of gut instinct.
- [seconds before being eaten by a raptor] Clever girl.
- [when trying to save a worker from the raptor] Shoot her!...SHOOT HER!!
- They should all be destroyed.
- Welcome... to Jurassic Park.
- [regarding about Ian Malcolm to Donald Gennaro] I bring the scientists, you bring the rockstar.
- [repeated line] Spared no expense.
- [Watching Ian Malcolm from a security camera] I really hate that man.
- It's a UNIX system, I know this!
- Don't get cheap on me, Dodgson. That was Hammond's mistake.
- You didn't say the magic word! Ah-ah-ahh! Ah-ah-ahh! Ah-ah-ahh!
- [Met in jungle by dinosaur about to kill him] Yeah...yeah, that's nice. Gotta go!
- [Repeated line] Hold on to your butts.
- Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
- Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man … woman inherits the earth.
- Alan Grant: [admiring the Brachiosaurus] How did you do this?
- John Hammond: I'll show you.
- Donald Gennaro: The full 50 miles of perimeter fence are in place?
- John Hammond: [in a annoyed tone] And the concrete moats, and the motion sensor tracking systems. Donald, dear boy, relax. Try to enjoy yourself.
- Donald Gennaro: Let's get something straight, John. This is not a weekend excursion. This is a serious investigation of the stability of the island. Your investors, who I represent, are deeply concerned. Forty-eight hours from now, if they're not convinced, I'm not convinced. I'll shut you down, John.
- John Hammond: [chuckles] In forty-eight hours, I'll be accepting your apologies.
- [Discussing Velociraptors]
- Alan Grant: What kind of metabolism do they have? What's their growth rate?
- Robert Muldoon: They're lethal at eight months. And I do mean lethal. I've hunted most things that can hunt you, but the way these things move...
- Alan Grant: Fast for a biped?
- Robert Muldoon: Cheetah speed. Fifty, sixty miles an hour if they ever got into the open. And they're astonishing jumpers.
- John Hammond: Yes, yes, yes, that's why we're taking extreme precautions.
- Alan Grant: Do they show intelligence? Because their brain cavities --
- Robert Muldoon: They show extreme intelligence. Even problem-solving intelligence. Especially the big one. We bred eight originally, but when she came in, she took over the pride and killed all but two of the others. That one...when she looks at you, you can see she's working things out. It's why we have to feed them like this; she had them all attacking the fences when the feeders came.
- Ellie Sattler: The fences are electrified, right?
- Robert Muldoon: That's right, but they never attacked the same place twice. They were testing the fences for weaknesses, systematically. They remember.
- John Hammond: [eating several bowls of ice cream] They were all melting.
- Ellie Sattler: Malcolm's okay for now. I gave him a shot of morphine.
- John Hammond: They'll be fine. Who better to get the children through Jurassic Park than a dinosaur expert? You know the first attraction I built when I came down from Scotland … was a flea circus. Petticoat Lane. Really … quite wonderful. We had, uh … a wee trapeze, a merry-go…carousel. Heh. And a see-saw. They all moved, motorized, of course, but people would say they could see the fleas. "No, I can see the fleas. Mummy, can't you see the fleas?" Clown fleas, highwire fleas and fleas on parade. But with this place … I wanted to give them something that wasn't an illusion. Something that was real. Something they could see, and touch. An aim not devoid of merit.
- Ellie Sattler: But you can't think through this one, John. You have to feel it.
- John Hammond: You're right, you're absolutely right. Hiring Nedry was a mistake, that's obvious. We're over-dependent on automation, I can see that now. Now, the next time everything's correctable. Creation is an act of sheer will. Next time it'll be flawless.
- Ellie Sattler: It's still the flea circus. It's all an illusion.
- John Hammond: When we have control–
- Ellie Sattler: You never had control! That's the illusion! Now 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, Lex and Tim … John, they're out there where people are dying. So … [takes a spoonful of ice cream] it's good.
- John Hammond: Spared no expense.
- John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked.
- Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.
- John Hammond: How can we stand in the light of discovery and not act?
- Ian Malcolm: Oh, what's so great about discovery? It's a violent, penetrative act that scars what it observes. What you call discovery … I call the rape of the natural world.
- Ellie Sattler: Well, the question is, how can you know anything about an extinct ecosystem? And therefore, how could you ever assume that you can control it? You have plants in this building that are poisonous; you picked them because they look good. But these are aggressive living things that have no idea what century they're in, and they'll defend themselves, violently if necessary.
- John Hammond: Dr. Grant, if there's one person here who could appreciate what I'm trying to do...
- Alan Grant: The world's just changed so radically, and we're all trying to catch up. I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but look: Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by sixty-five million years of evolution, have just been suddenly... thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?
- John Hammond: [incredulously] I don't believe it! [chuckles] I don't believe it. You're meant to come down here and defend me against these characters [gestures to Malcolm and Gennaro] and the only one I've got on my side is the blood-sucking lawyer!
- Donald Gennaro: [without irony] Thank you.
- Ellie Sattler: [To Alan] What are you thinking?
- Alan Grant: We're out of a job.
- Ian Malcolm: Don't you mean extinct?
- Ellie Sattler: I can see the shed from here. We can make it if we run.
- Robert Muldoon: No, we can't.
- Ellie Sattler: Why not?
- Robert Muldoon: Because we're being hunted.
- Ellie Sattler: Oh, God...
- Robert Muldoon: In the bushes, straight ahead. It's alright.
- Ellie Sattler: Like hell it is.
- [Last lines of the film, as the group piles into a jeep to leave the park]
- Alan Grant: Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I've decided not to endorse your park.
- John Hammond: So have I.
- [Noticing the glitches in the tour program]
- Hammond: Dennis... our lives are in your hands, and you have butterfingers?
- Dennis Nedry: [laughs] I am totally unappreciated in my time. You could run this whole park from this room with mimimal staff for up to three days. You think that kind of automation is easy? [sips a soda] Or cheap? You know anybody who can network eight Connection Machines and debug two million lines of code for what I bid for this job? Because if he can, I'd like to see him try.
- Hammond: I am sorry about your financial problems, Dennis, I really am, but they are your problems.
- Dennis Nedry: You're right, John, you're absolutely right. You know, everything is my problem.
- Hammond: I will not be drawn into another financial debate with you, Dennis, I really will not!
- Dennis Nedry: There'd be hardly any debate at all.
- Hammond: I don't blame people for their mistakes... but I do ask that they pay for them.
- Dennis Nedry: [sarcastically] Thanks, Dad.
- [The guests arrive at the theatre. Hammond walks over to the movie screen where a giant onscreen version of himself hobbles into view]
- Hammond: Oh, here he comes. Well, here I come. [He walks over to the screen after the screen Hammond appears] Hello, John. [Gestures to audience] Say hello.
- Screen Hammond: Hello, John!
- [Hammond fiddles around his pockets and pulls out a few notecards] Oh, I've got lines.
- Screen Hammond: How did I get here?
- Hammond: Well, let me show you. First, I'll need a drop of blood. Your blood. [He takes out a needle and pokes the screen Hammond's finger with it]
- Screen Hammond: Ouch! Well, John, that hurt!
- Hammond: Relax, John. It's all part of the miracle of cloning.
- [The screen shows two Hammonds]
- Screen Hammond #2: Hello, John.
- Screen Hammond #1: Hello, John.
- [Two more Hammonds appear beside the originals]
- Screen Hammond #3: Hello.
- Screen Hammond #4: Hello, John.
- [The Screen Hammonds continue to multiply, greeting each other]
- Ellie: Cloning from what? Loy extraction has never recreated an intact DNA strand.
- [As the presentation goes on, an animated DNA strand flies out of the Screen Hammond's finger, slides down his head and raps on his shoulder like a woodpecker]
- Screen Hammond: Oh, Mr. DNA! Where'd you come from?
- Mr. DNA: From your blood. Just one drop of your blood contains billions of strands of DNA, the building blocks of life! [He appears behind a blue background and takes over the presentation] A DNA strand, like me, is a blueprint for building a living thing. And sometimes, animals that went extinct millions of years ago, like dinosaurs, left their blueprints behind for us to find. We just had to know where to look. [He pushes away the blueprint background to show a mosquito on the back of a dinosaur] A hundred million years ago, there were mosquitoes, just like today. And just like today, they fed on the blood of animals. Even dinosaurs. [The mosquito, its abdomen filled with dinosaur blood, flies to a tree. The next scene shows a real mosquito fighting its way through running tree sap] Sometimes, after biting a dinosaur, the mosquito would land on the branch of a tree and get stuck in the sap. [The next scene shows two animated miners digging underground. One of them finds the mosquito imprisoned in the amber] After a long time, the sap got hardened and became fossilized, just like a dinosaur bone, preserving the mosquito inside. This fossilized tree sap, which we call "amber," waited millions of years with the mosquito inside until Jurassic Park scientists came along. [The next scene shows a scientist drilling into the amber and extracting the blood from the mosquito with a needle] Using sophisticated techniques, they extract the preserved blood and bingo! Dino DNA! [Another blue background shows genetic codes travelling at light speed as if they are cars and trains, making Mr. DNA dizzy] A full DNA strand contains three billion genetic codes. If we looked at screens like these once a second for eight hours a day, it'd take two years to look at the entire strand! It's that long! And since it's so old, it's full of holes! That's where our geneticists take over! [The next scene shows scientists in a laboratory, taking eggs out of the incubators] Thinking Machine supercomputers and gene sequences break down the strand in minutes and virtual reality displays shows our geneticists the gaps in the DNA sequence. Since most animal DNA is 90% identical, we used the complete DNA of a frog... [The next scene shows a bullfrog which later cuts to an actual DNA strand with a hole in it. Mr. DNA carries the letters "G," C," A," and "T." ...To fill in the... holes and... complete the... [He fills in the hole of the DNA strand] ...Codes! And now, we can make a baby dinosaur. [The scene then cuts to an egg which hatches into a baby dinosaur]
- An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making
- The most phenomenal discovery of our time … becomes the greatest adventure of all time.
- Sam Neill – Dr. Alan Grant
- Laura Dern – Dr. Ellie Sattler
- Jeff Goldblum – Dr. Ian Malcolm
- Richard Attenborough – John Hammond
- Martin Ferrero – Donald Gennaro
- Bob Peck – Robert Muldoon
- Wayne Knight – Dennis Nedry
- Samuel L. Jackson – Ray Arnold
- Ariana Richards – Lex Murphy
- Joseph Mazzello – Tim Murphy