Jurassic Park III

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Jurassic Park III is a 2001 film that is the third film in the Jurassic Park film series. Dr. Alan Grant travels to Isla Sorna, bribed by two supposedly wealthy investors who have lost their son on the island.

Dr. Alan Grant

  • You do not understand. On this island, there is no such thing as safe!
  • [after Billy explains why his bag strap is lucky] Reverse Darwinism: survival of the most idiotic.
  • [upon reaching Isla Sorna and seeing the dinosaurs] My God, I'd forgotten.
  • You cannot land on this island!
  • Will you tell your wife to stop making noise? That is a very, very bad idea.
  • [as the raptor is cawing] My God. He's calling for help.
  • [after Billy said he stole raptor eggs "with the best intentions"] Some of the worst things imaginable have been done "with the best intentions". Billy, as far as I'm concerned, you're no better than the people who built this place.
  • [finding a dinosaur carcass] It's okay, it's dead. [ T. rex raises its head from behind the dead dinosaur] Nobody move a muscle! [T. rex roars and everyone besides Grant runs away]

Paul Kirby

  • [to Amanda] We're gonna find him. You listening to me? We're gonna find him. The kid's got resources. Remember what it was like to try to ground him?
  • [to Dr. Grant about the satellite phone] Turn off the power. You've got juice for maybe one call. Whatever you do, don't call the U.S. Embassy. They won't do a damn thing.



Nothing to worry about sir. It's going to be a walk in the park.

Billy Brennan


[after he and Paul save Amanda from the raptors] They set a trap. They actually set a trap.

Eric Kirby


[on dinosaur urine he's collected] Be careful with that. T-Rex. It scares the smaller ones away, but it attracts one really big one with a fin.


[As Alan is with Charlie playing with the toy dinosaurs]
Dr. Alan Grant: Actually Charlie, those are herbivores. They really wouldn't be interested in fighting with each other. But these ones here are carnivores, and they really like fighting with each other. They use their teeth and claws to rip each other's throats out.
Ellie: [approaching] Alan, he's three. Let's wait 'til he's five.

Ellie: So what are you working on now?
Alan: Raptors mostly.
Ellie: My...favorite.
Alan: Do you remember the sounds they made?
Ellie: I try not to.

Dr. Grant: All our theories about raptor intelligence, what they were capable of, we weren't even close.
Ellie: Tell me.
Dr. Grant: Well, we did cranium scans of a fossil skull. We found what looks like a very sophisticated resonating chamber.
Ellie: Wait a second? So we were right. They had the ability to vocalize.
Dr. Grant: I'm convinced that's the key to their social intelligence.
Ellie: Which explains why they could work together as a team.
Dr. Grant: And coordinate their attacks so the prey wouldn't know what was going on.
Ellie: They could talk to each other.
Dr. Grant: To a degree we never imagined. Ellie, they were smart. They were smarter than dolphins or whales. They were smarter than primates.

Ellie: You're still the best. I mean that.
Dr. Grant: The last of my breed.

Symposium Leader: Does anyone have a question?
[The entire audience raises their hands]
Dr. Grant: Fine. Does anyone have a question that does not relate to Jurassic Park?
[several audience members lower their hands]
Dr. Grant: ...Or the incident in San Diego, which I did not witness.
[The entire audience except one person lowers their hands]
Dr. Grant: Yes, sir?
Male Student: Your theory on raptors is good and all, but isn't all this conjecture kind of moot? I mean, once the U.N. and Costa Rica and everyone decides how to handle that second island, scientists will just go in and look for themselves.
Dr. Grant: Dinosaurs lived sixty five million years ago. What is left of them is fossilized in the rocks, and it is in the rock that real scientists make real discoveries. Now what John Hammond and InGen did at Jurassic Park is create genetically engineered theme park monsters, nothing more and nothing less.
Female Student: Are you saying you wouldn't want to get onto Isla Sorna and study them, if you had the chance?
Dr. Grant: [smiles] No force on earth or heaven could get me on that island.

Billy Brennen: So, how'd it go?
Dr. Grant: Well, it's not too late to change your major, Billy.
Billy Brennen: Not good, huh?

Billy: You like computers, right?
Dr. Grant: I like the abacus, Billy.

Paul Kirby: I've made a lot of friends in high places. In this case, the Costa Rican government.
Amanda Kirby: Dr. Grant, you have no idea how important it is to us that you come along. It would make all the difference.
Alan: Mrs. Kirby, I...I...
Paul: And of course, we'd love to make a contribution to your research here. So... [pulls out a checkbook] I could write all kinds of numbers on this check, Dr. Grant. Tell me...what's it gonna take?

Billy: Alan, I wanted to thank you bringing me along on this.
Dr. Alan Grant: Yeah, well the bones will still be there when we get back; that's the great thing about bones, they never run away. And the truth is...[sotto voce] You got me into this, and I have no intention of being on my own with these people.

Billy: So, how do you know the Kirbys?
Cooper: Uh, through our church.

Udesky: Cooper, if you see anything, yell up.
Cooper: [sarcastically] Nah, I thought I'd keep it to myself.

Paul: [hearing distant roar] What was that?
Billy: That's a Tyrannosaurus.
Dr. Grant: I don't think so. It sounds bigger.

[As Paul and Amanda explain they are in the island to rescue their son Eric]
Dr. Grant: Alright, so why me?
Paul: He said we needed someone who'd been on the island before.
Udesky: Yes, but I did not tell you to kidnap somebody.
Dr. Grant: I have never been on this island.
Paul: Sure you have. You wrote that book.
Billy: That was Isla Nublar. This is Isla Sorna, Site B.
Udesky: You mean that there are two islands with dinosaurs on them?
Paul and Amanda: All right, you just stay out of this!
Dr. Grant: So, how long have they been missing?
Paul: Eight weeks.
Amanda: Almost eight weeks now.
Dr. Grant: Billy, we go back to the plane and salvage what we can. Then we make for the coast.
Paul: Dr. Grant, we're not leaving this island without our son.
Dr. Grant: Then you can go look for him, or you can stay with us as long as you don't hold us up. Either way, you probably won't get off this island alive. [Alan and Billy head off]
Paul: [to Udesky] So...what do we do?
Udesky: Well, we search for your son...in the direction that they're going.
Paul: Excellent. Excellent. [The trio quickly hurry after them]

[After Billy photographs a Spinosaurus Footprint]
Dr. Grant: How would you classify it, Billy?
Billy: Well, it's a super-predator. Suchomimus; [makes a hand motion] Snout.
Dr. Grant: No, think bigger.
Billy: Baryonx?
Dr. Grant: Not with that sail. Spinosaurus aegypticus.
Billy: I don't remember that on InGen's list.
Dr. Grant: That's because it wasn't on their list, and it makes you wonder what else they were up to.

Billy: [noticing Paul struggling with getting his backpack on] So Mr. Kirby, tell me, when you climbed K-2, did you base camp at 25 or 30,000 feet?
Paul: [hesitatingly] 30,000 feet. We were pretty close to the top.
Billy: You were about 1,000 feet above it, actually.
Paul: No, no. That's a common misconception.
Dr. Grant: Mr. Kirby, there's no such thing as Kirby Enterprises, is there?
Paul: It's Kirby's Paint and Tile Plus. The "Plus" stands for bathroom fixtures; we're in the Westgate Shopping Center in Enid, Oklahoma.
Billy: So I don't suppose that check you wrote us is any good.
Paul: Alright, now, now-
Dr. Grant: [muttering] This is good.
Paul: Listen to me. I will pay you the money, no matter what…
Dr. Grant: This is good! Here we are on the worst place on earth, and we're not even being paid!
Paul: Alright, now wait, fellas. Hold on. I’ll make this up to you. If you ever do a bathroom or a kitchen…

Paul: Dr. Grant says that a bad idea.
Amanda: "Dr. Grant. Dr. Grant says-"
Paul: What's the good of hiring an expert if you're not gonna use his advice?
Amanda: Yeah, except Dr. Grant isn't looking for Eric. He's looking for the coast.
Paul: Okay, fine. Go ahead and scream. And then when that tricycloplots attacks you, don't come crying to me.
Amanda: [muttering] Don't worry about that.
Paul: What?
Amanda: Nothing.
Paul: What did you say?
Amanda: Never mind
Paul: What did you say?
Amanda: God, Paul, just drop it.
[As they continue to argue]
Udesky: [to Billy] If we split up, I'm going with you guys.

Dr. Grant: What are you doing?!
Billy: I was photographing the nest.
Dr. Grant: Don't do that again.
Billy: Sorry.
Dr. Grant: If I lose you, it's just me and the damn tourists.

Amanda: [about the abandoned laboratory] This how you make dinosaurs?
Dr. Grant: No. This is how you play God.

Eric Kirby: I read both your books. I liked your first one more, before you were on the island. You liked dinosaurs back then.
Dr. Grant: Back then they hadn't tried to eat me yet.

Dr. Grant: This is T. rex... pee?
[Eric nods]
Dr. Grant: How'd you get it?
Eric: You don't wanna know.

Dr. Grant: Eric, I have to tell you, I'm astonished that you lasted eight weeks on this island.
Eric: [startled] Is that all it's been?
Dr. Grant: Well, you're alive and that's the important thing. And thanks to you, that's one thing we have in common. [after a moment] Did you read Malcolm's book?
Eric: Yeah.
Dr. Grant: So?
Eric: I-I don't know. I mean, it was kind of preachy. And too much chaos. Everything's chaos. It seemed like the guy was kind of high on himself.
Dr. Grant: [smiling] That's two things that we have in common.

Paul: All I'm saying... It's not your fault.
Amanda: No, if he'd been with you, he'd be completely safe. You drive five miles under the speed limit, Paul. And I've totaled three cars in three years.
Paul: Well, not three. The Buick wasn't really totaled. I just said it was 'cause I wanted to get the S.U.V.
Amanda: I am so sorry you have to be here.
Paul: I'm not.

Eric: Know what this is?
Dr. Grant: That's a raptor claw. I used to have one. A fossil.
Eric: Mine is new.

[After the group reunites, with a fence in between them]
Paul: How did you know we were here?
Eric: The phone. That stupid jingle from the store, I heard it!
Paul: My phone?
Eric: Yeah, your satellite phone.
Amanda: Where is it?
Paul: I don't have it.
Amanda: When did you use it last?
Paul: Uh, uh, on the plane. I got a call on the plane and... [stops in realization]
Amanda: What? What?!
Paul: I loaned it to Nash. He must've had it when he-
[Phone ringtones and the group turn in horror to see the Spinosaurus staring at them]
Dr. Grant: Run.

[After Dr. Grant decides to hold on to the raptor eggs]
Paul: What are you doing? Those things are after us because of those.
Dr. Grant: Those things know we have the eggs. I drop them in the river, they'll still be after us.
Paul: What if they catch us with 'em?
Dr. Grant: What if they catch us without 'em?

Amanda: All right, Eric, I'm just gonna leave you just for a minute, okay? Then you're gonna be right behind me, okay?
Eric: Mom...I've been alone in a water truck for eight weeks. I think I can manage the next two minutes without you.

[As the fog clears...]
Dr. Grant: Oh, my God.
Amanda: What is it?
Dr. Grant: It's a birdcage.
Amanda: For what?

Eric: I'm sorry about Billy.
Dr. Grant: You know what the last thing I said to him was? I said, "You're as bad as the people that built this place." Which wasn't true. Billy was just...young. That's all. I have a theory that there are two kinds of boys. There are those that want to be astronomers, and those that want to be astronauts. The astronomer, or the paleontologist, gets to- gets to study these amazing things from a place of complete safety.
Eric: But then you never get to go into space.
Dr. Grant: Exactly. That's the difference between imagining and seeing; to be able to touch them. And that's...that's all that Billy wanted.
Eric: Dr. Grant.
[clearing opens up to show a group of dinosaurs]
Eric: Know something, Dr. Grant? Billy was right.

Eric: That lady you called.
Dr. Grant: Hmm?
Eric: Who is she? How do you know that she can help us?
Dr. Grant: She was the one person I could always count on. I owe her a lot. Although I don't think I ever told her that.
Eric: You should.
[Later, when they all are rescued]
Eric: Wow. You have to thank her now. She sent the Navy and the Marines!
Dr. Grant: God bless you, Ellie.

Billy: I rescued your hat.
Dr. Alan Grant: [jokingly] Well, that's the important thing.

[after watching Pteranodons fly away from the island]
Eric: Where do you think they're going?
Dr. Grant: I don't know. Maybe just looking for new nesting grounds. it's a whole new world for them.
Amanda: I dare 'em to nest in Enid, Oklahoma.
Paul: [looking lovingly at Amanda] Let's go home.



About Jurassic Park III

  • "Even 'Jurassic Park III' tried to jump on the avian-dino bandwagon by making a brave attempt to adorn Velociraptor with a feathery hair-piece. (The result looked like a roadrunner's toupee- don't blame the effects-artists; it's notoriously difficult to render feathers in computer graphics animation, so we'll have to wait for 'JP IV' for a more thoroughly rendered avian pelage.)"
    • Bakker, R. 2004. “Dinosaurs Acting Like Birds, and Vice Versa – An Homage to the Reverend Edward Hitchcock, First Director of the Massachusetts Geological Survey” in Feathered Dragons. Currie, P.; Koppelhus, E.; Shugar, M.; Wright J. eds. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. pp. 1-11.
  • I felt like both of those movies had a disadvantage in their fundamental architecture, and that is that the first movie had a place that you could go to that was wondrous and magical and would bring you great joy - but surprise, you’re going to die. In those other movies, you’re going to a place that’s dangerous and you’re going to die, and sure enough, you do. So, you know, the equation was different in those two.
    • Colin Trevorrow [1]


  • This Time It's Not Just A Walk In The Park!
  • Something Unexpected Has Evolved.
  • Chaos Reigns.
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