"Jurassic Park"

DirectorSteven Spielberg
ScreenplayBased on the novel by Michael Crichton
CinematographerDean Cundey
ComposerJohn Williams
Production DesignerRick Carter
Special EffectsStan Winston, Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Michael Lanteri

Dr. Alan GrantSam Neill
Dr. Ellie SattlerLaura Dern
Ian MalcolmJeff Goldblum
Dr. John HammondSir Richard Attenborough
MuldoonBob Peck
NedryWayne Knight
TimJoseph Mazzello
LexAriana Richards

Loosely based on Michael Crichton's best selling novel, "Jurassic Park" stars the legendary director Sir Richard Attenborough as a wealthy entrepreneur who has secretly created the ultimate combination theme park and zoo, a Jurassic park that features live dinosaurs. The dinosaurs have been drawn from prehistoric DNA that has been derived from the blood of mosquitoes who were encapsulated in amber during the Jurassic age. Before he can open the park to the public his investors, (at the urging of the insurance company), insist that the preview the park for the experts. The experts, in this case are a paleontologist (Sam Neil), a paleobotanist (Laura Dern), a mathematician who is an expert in chaos theory (Jeff Goldblum), and his two precocious grandchildren (Joseph Mazzello and Ariana Richards). Needless to say their visit is anything but routine. When the parks security system is shut down in the midst of a hurricane the prehistoric creatures break free proving once again that "It's not nice to mess with mother nature!"

The film quickly became one of the most successful in box office history primarily on the strength of its amazing special effects (which were created at by Industrial Light & Magic [ILM] [full-motion dinosaurs] and Stan Winston Studio [live-action dinosaurs])which feature the first use of the CGI (computer generated imaging)process.