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Jurassic Park III Details


Director Joe Johnston takes over the creative reins from Steven Spielberg for this third installment in the thriller franchise. Sam Neill returns as Dr. Alan Grant, a scientist who's tricked by wealthy couple Paul and Amanda Kirby (William H. Macy and Tea Leoni) into a fly-over of Isla Sorna. The object of their sightseeing tour is one of the Costa Rican islands populated by ferocious, genetically bred dinosaurs and the "site B" setting of Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World (1997). After their plane crash-lands, it's revealed that the Kirbys are actually seeking their teenage son, lost on the island after a paragliding accident. Trapped on Isla Sorna, Grant and his companions discover some painful truths the hard way. Among their discoveries: some of the scaly monsters possess more advanced communicative abilities than previously believed, the dreaded Tyrannosaurus Rex has a larger and more lethal competitor, and flying Pteranodons pose an even graver threat than some of their land-locked brethren. Jurassic Park III is the first in the series not to be based upon a novel by original author Michael Crichton. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:July 16, 2001


Sam Neill
as Alan Grant
William H. Macy
as Paul Kirby
Téa Leoni
as Amanda Kirby
Alessandro Nivola
as Billy Brennan
Trevor Morgan
as Eric Kirby
Michael Jeter
as Udesky
John Diehl
as Cooper
Laura Dern
as Ellie Sattler
Bruce A. Young
as Nash
Taylor Nichols
as Mark
Mark Harelik
as Ben Hildebrand
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Enrique Cardoso
Sarah Danielle Madison
as Cheryl Logan
Sonia Jackson
Bruce French


Joe Johnston
Kathleen Kennedy
Larry Franco
Alexander Payne
Peter Buchman
Shelly Johnson
Robert Dalva
Greg Papalia
Supervising Art Director
Doug Meerdink
Art Director
David Womark
Associate Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Betsy Cox
Costume Designer
Gary Summers
Sound/Sound Designer
Christopher Boyes
Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas D. Causey
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects
Artist Robinson
First Assistant Director
Christophe Hery
Seth Arnett
Nancy Foy
Mark S. Miller
Visual Effects Producer
Stan Winston
Creature Effects
Stan Winston
Animatronic Effects
Pat Romano
Stunts Coordinator