Jurassic Park (film)

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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.
Stars Sir Richard Attenborough, Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

Dr. Alan Grant

  • It's... it's a dinosaur!
  • They're moving in herds. They do move in herds.
  • [Responding to a non-impressed 10-year-old] 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.
  • T. Rex doesn't want to be fed, he wants to hunt. Can't just... suppress 65 million years of gut instinct.
  • Bet you'll never look at birds the same way again.
  • Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I have decided not to endorse your park.
  • Just think of it as... kind of a big cow.
  • "Mr. Hammond, the phones are working."

Dr. Ellie Sattler

  • Well, the question is how can you know anything about an extinct ecosystem?
  • Dinosaurs eat Man... Woman inherits the earth.
  • We can discuss 'sexism in survival situations' when I get back.
  • Shit!!!!! Shit!!

Dr. Ian Malcolm

  • Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
  • The lack of humility before nature that's being displayed here staggers me.
  • So you two dig up... dig up dinosaurs?
  • [Upon being called a mathematician] Chaotician, actually. Chaotician.
  • John, the kind of control you're attempting is not possible. If there's one thing the history of evolution has taught us, it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free. It expands to new territories. It crashes through barriers painfully, maybe even dangerously, but - well, there it is.
  • [upon seeing a dinosaur for the first time; referring to Hammond] You did it. You crazy son of a bitch, you did it.
  • All major changes are like death. You can't see what is on the other side until you get there.
  • Inevitably, underlying instabilities begin to appear.
  • God help us, we're in the hands of engineers.
  • God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
  • But again, how do you know they're all female? Does someone go into the park and, uh... pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?
  • [Before passing through the enormous gates and into the Jurassic Park reserve] What have they got in there, King Kong?
  • [After seeing a massive pile of dinosaur dung] That is one big pile of shit.
  • [After seeing Ellie dig through the mound of dino dung with her (albeit gloved) hands] You will remember to wash your hands before you eat anything?
  • [After seeing a panicking Donald Gennaro fleeing to an outdoor restroom] When you gotta go, you gotta go.
  • [As an escaped Tyrannosaurus Rex crosses the road in front of his car] Boy, do I hate being right all the time.
  • Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend.
  • Anybody hear that? It's a, uh... it's an impact tremor is what it is. I'm fairly alarmed here.
  • We must go faster!
  • [After narrowly escaping a pursuing T. rex] Think they'll have that on the tour?
  • John doesn't subscribe to chaos, particularly to what it has to say about his little science project.
  • See? That's exactly what I'm saying. Nobody could have predicted that Dr. Grant would just jump out of a moving vehicle. [Ellie opens the car door and follows Grant] There's another example. Now I'm here by myself, uh, talking to myself. That, that's Chaos Theory.
  • You've never heard of Chaos theory? Non-linear equations? Strange attractions. Dr. Sattler I refuse to believe you're not familiar with the concept of attraction.

John Hammond

  • I own an island off the coast of Costa Rica.
  • [Repeated line] Spared no expense.
  • I bring the scientists, you bring the rock star.
  • Welcome... to Jurassic Park!
  • [Answering to Dr. Alan Grant] I'll show you!
  • I don't believe. I don't believe it! You're [Grant and Ellie] meant to come down here and defend me against these characters [Malcolm and Gennaro], and the only one I've got on my side is the bloodsucking lawyer!
  • Ay ay ay ay...Why didn't I build in Orlando?
  • [About Malcom, while Malcom is toying with the vehicle's surveillance camera] I really hate that man...
  • Dennis. Our lives are in your hands and you have butterfingers?
  • I don't blame people for their mistakes. But I do ask that they pay for them.
  • I understand how to read a schematic!
  • DAMN!

Donald Gennaro

  • [To Lex, after a goat is released into a T. rex paddock in order to feed the T-Rex] What's the matter, kid? You never had lamb chops?
  • [About the park's success being shared by the financially challenged] We'll have a coupon day, or something.
  • [During the introductory ride/tour past the labs, and referring to the scientists] This is overwhelming John. Are, are these characters auto.....erotica?
  • [After the power to the park shuts down and the famous ripples in the glasses of water are seen as a thumping noise is heard] Maybe it's the power trying to come back on.
  • [To himself, after seeing a dinosaur] We're going to make a fortune with this place.
  • [After Hammond calls him a "bloodsucking lawyer"] Thank you.
  • [Abandons electric-powered car, fleeing to an outdoor restroom] Oh, Jesus! Oh, Jesus!
  • [last lines] Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord be with me. [T-Rex approaches] AAAAHHH!!!!!

Robert Muldoon

  • [After the gatekeeper gets his leg grabbed by the raptor in the box] Block the opening don't let her get out... Work her back.
  • [About the park's three Velociraptors] They should all be destroyed.
  • [About the park's three Velociraptors] They're extremely intelligent, even problem-solving intelligent, especially the big one.
  • [About the park's three Velociraptors] 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...
  • [About the park's three Velociraptors] That's right, but they never attack the same place twice. They were testing the fence for weaknesses, systematically. They remember.
  • [While the fences begin to fail all over Jurassic park] The raptor fences aren't out, are they?
  • [During the T-Rex chase, when Malcolm falls onto the Jeep's stick-shift] Get off the stick! Bloody move!
  • [Realizing the raptors have broken out from their cage] The shutdown must have turned off all the fences. Dammit, even Nedry knew better than to mess with the raptor fences.
  • We're being hunted. From the bushes strait ahead, It's all right. Run, towards the shed. I've got her. Go, NOW!
  • [Last words] Clever girl.

Dennis Nedry

  • Don't get cheap on me, [Lewis] Dodgson. That was Hammond's mistake.
  • I am totally unappreciated in my time! We can run the whole park from this room, with minimal staff, for up to three days. You think that kind of automation is easy? Or cheap? You know anybody who can network eight Connection Machines and de-bug two million lines of code for what I bid this job? Because I'd sure as hell like to see them try!
  • [To a Dilophosaurus which appears to be stupid according to Dennis' logic] No wonder you're extinct. I'm gonna run you over when I come back down.
  • 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
  • [on his hacker system] Ah ah ah. You didn't say the magic word! Ah ah ah. Ah ah ah. Ah ah ah....

Ray Arnold

  • [Repeated line] Hold on to your butts.
  • John. John. I can't get Jurassic Park back online without Dennis Nedry.
  • Look at this work station!What a complete slob

Lex Murphy

  • Are those meat-eating, uh... meat-a-sauruses?
  • Don't scare me!
  • It's inside.
  • Don't let the monsters come over here!
  • [To Grant] She said I should ride with you because... it would be good for you.
  • I am not a computer nerd. I prefer to be called a hacker.
  • Phones, security systems... you name it, we got it!
  • Are you hearing this?
  • I wanna go now. Please.
  • Where's the goat?
  • I happen to be a vegetarian!
  • It's a UNIX system! I know this!
  • [hysterically] H-He left us! He left us!

Tim Murphy

  • It's a velociraptor.
  • You're a nerd.
  • [After asked by Donald Gennaro, whether the bonicular-device is heavy] Yeah!
  • I threw up.
  • [To Lex, who looks afraid of the Brachiosaurus] Veggi-saurus, Lex, veggi-saurus.
  • Okay, I'll count to three. 1... 2... [Gets electrocuted by an electric fence he was climbing in order to escape from the T-Rex. He is revived minutes later by Dr. Grant] 3.


[Hammond drops hints about his new island theme park to Ellie and child-wary Alan]
John Hammond: And there's no doubt our attractions will drive kids out of their minds.
Alan Grant: What are those?
Ellie Sattler: Small versions of adults, honey.

Dr. Henry Wu: You're implying that a group of animals composed entirely of females will... breed?
Ian Malcolm: No, I'm simply saying that, uh... life finds a way.

Dennis Nedry: Hey, Dodgson! Over here.
Lewis Dodgson: You shouldn't use my name.
Dennis Nedry: [To surrounding people] Look! Dodgson! Dodgson! We've got Dodgson here!
[No response]
Dennis Nedry: See? Nobody cares. Nice hat. What are you trying to look like, a secret agent?

Robert Muldoon: The national weather service is tracking a tropical storm about 75 miles West of us.
John Hammond: Ay ay ay ay... Why didn't I build in Orlando?

John Hammond: Dennis. Our lives are in your hands and you have butterfingers?
Dennis Nedry: I am totally unappreciated in my time! We can run the whole park from this room, with minimal staff, for up to three days. You think that kind of automation is easy? Or cheap? You know anybody who can network eight Connection Machines and de-bug two million lines of code for what I bid this job? 'Cause if they can, I'd like to see them try!
John Hammond: I'm sorry about your financial problems, Dennis, I really am. But they are your problems.
Dennis Nedry: You're right, John. You're absolutely right. 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's been 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.

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.

[Hammond observes Malcolm talking into an Explorer camera during an initially uneventful tour of the park]
Ian Malcolm: Now, eventually you might have dinosaurs on your, on your dinosaur tour, right? Hello? [Raps lens] Hello, hello... [Breathes on lens] Yes?
John Hammond: I really hate that man.

Alan Grant: You got any kids?
Ian Malcolm: Me? Oh, hell yeah. Three. I love kids. Anything at all can and does happen. Same with wives, for that matter.
Alan Grant: You're married?
Ian Malcolm: Occasionally. Yeah, I'm... I'm always on the lookout for a future... ex-Mrs. Malcolm.

Alan Grant: I think we're out of the job.
Ian Malcom: Don't you mean extinct?

[A Dennis Nedry caricature appears on the computer screen after Ray Arnold is not allowed into the park's security interface]
Nedry Caricature: Ah, ah, ah! You didn't say the magic word!

Ray Arnold: [Looks at Nedry's desk in disgust] Look at this work station! What a complete slob!
Robert Muldoon: The raptor fences aren't out, are they?
Ray Arnold [Checks] No, no. They're still on.
John Hammond: Why the hell would he [Nedry] turn the other ones off?

[Thunderous approaching footsteps send Donald Gennaro fleeing into a restroom]
Alan Grant: Now where does he think he's going?
Ian Malcolm: When you gotta go, you gotta go.

[Tim and Alan escape the tree-bound Explorer, which then falls to the ground, covering them]
Tim Murphy: Well... we're back... in the car again.
Alan Grant: Well, at least you're out of the tree.

[Muldoon and Ellie examine debris in two spots about 20 feet apart]
Robert Muldoon: I think this was Gennaro.
Ellie Sattler: [Looking in a different direction] I think this was, too.

[Muldoon and Ellie find an injured Malcolm lying under the remains of the restroom]
Ellie Sattler: He put a tourniquet on. Ian? Ian?!
Ian Malcolm: Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend.
[The T. rex roars in the distance]
Ellie Sattler: Can we chance moving him?
[Another roar is heard as Malcolm sits up]
Ian Malcolm: Please, chance it.

[Alan and the kids bed down in a tree after their night of harrowing escapades]
Lex Murphy: What are you and Ellie going to do now if you don't have to dig up dinosaur bones anymore?
Alan Grant: I don't know. I guess... I guess we'll just have to evolve, too.
Tim Murphy: What do you call a blind dinosaur?
Alan Grant: I don't know. What do you call a blind dinosaur?
Tim Murphy: Do-you-think-he-saurus?
Alan Grant: [Chuckles]
Tim Murphy: What do you call a blind dinosaur's dog?
Alan Grant: You got me.
Tim Murphy: Do-you-think-he-saurus rex.

John Hammond: [Eating several bowls of ice cream, which were melting] They were all melting.
Ellie Sattler: Malcom'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 [swallows] 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, "Oh, mummy! I can see the fleas, 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 again--
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. So...[takes a spoonful of ice cream;swallows] It's good.
John Hammond: Spared no expense.

[A plant-eating dinosaur noses into the huddled humans' tree nest]
Lex Murphy: GO AWAY!
Alan Grant: It's okay, it's okay. It's a brachioasaur.
Tim Murphy: It's a veggie-saurus, Lex! Veggie-saurus!
Lex Murphy: Veggie?

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.

[Muldoon and Ellie equip themselves for a run to the maintenance shed]
John Hammond: But, it ought to be me, really, going.
Ellie Sattler: Why?
John Hammond: Well, I'm a... and you're, uh...
Ellie Sattler: Look...
Robert Muldoon: Come on, let's go.
Ellie Sattler: We can discuss 'sexism in survival situations' when I get back.

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.

[As a klaxon sounds the imminent return of power, Tim tries to jump off the 10,000 volt fence]
Tim Murphy: I'm gonna count to 3. 1... 2...
[The power comes on, blowing Tim into Alan's arms, no longer breathing]
[About 10 minutes later, Tim has been revived by Alan]
Tim Murphy: 3.

[Fleeing the climactic dinosaur battle, Alan, Ellie and the kids jump into Hammond's waiting Jeep]
Alan Grant: Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I've decided not to endorse your park.
John Hammond: So have I.


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