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The Lost World: Jurassic Park Details

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Just when you'd think that scientists would realize dinosaurs and humans don't mix, along comes The Lost World: Jurassic Park to prove you wrong. In this sequel, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist and onetime colleague Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information -- while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, engineers were also operating a second site, where other dinosaurs, resurrected through DNA cloning technology, had been kept in hiding. Hammond has learned the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them. Malcolm declares he had enough of the dinosaurs the first time out, but decides to make the trip when he finds out that his girlfriend, paleontologist Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore), is already there. However, Ian and Sarah aren't the only visitors expected on the island; a camera crew led by ecological activist Nick Van Owen (Vince Vaughn) is on the way, as is Roland Tembo (Pete Postlethwaite), a world-class wild game hunter who is supposed to round up the dinosaurs and who hopes to bag a prehistoric trophy for himself in the process. This sequel to Pete Postlethwaite boasted even more impressive special effects than the first film, though the acting and screenplay aren't always at the same level. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 19, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Lantieri Best Visual Effects 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Randy Dutra Best Visual Effects 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stan Winston Best Visual Effects 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dennis Muren Best Visual Effects 1997 Nominee

Cast

Jeff Goldblum
as Ian Malcolm
Julianne Moore
as Sarah Harding
Pete Postlethwaite
as Roland Tembo
Arliss Howard
as Peter Ludlow
Richard Attenborough
as John Hammond
Vince Vaughn
as Nick Van Owen
Peter Stormare
as Dieter Stark
Harvey Jason
as Ajay Sidhu
Richard Schiff
as Eddie Carr
Thomas F. Duffy
as Robert Burke
Joseph Mazzello
as Tim
Ariana Richards
as Lex
David St. James
as Screamer
Ross Partridge
as Curious Man
Joseph Mazzello
as Tim
David St. James
as Screamer
Richard Schiff
as Eddie Carr
Ariana Richards
as Lex
Arliss Howard
as Peter Ludlow
Harvey Jason
as Ajay Sidhu
Richard Attenborough
as John Hammond
Thomas F. Duffy
as Robert Burke
Peter Stormare
as Dieter Stark
Vince Vaughn
as Nick Van Owen

Crew

Steven Spielberg
Director
Gerald R. Molen
Producer
David Koepp
Screenwriter
Michael Crichton
Book Author
Janusz Kaminski
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kahn
Editor
Rick Carter
Production Designer
Jim Teegarden
Art Director
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Pamela Klamer
Set Designer
Ronald Judkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Muren
Special Effects
Stan Winston
Special Effects
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
First Assistant Director
Gary Hymes
Coordinator
Henry Kingi
Stunts
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Stunts
Pete Antico
Stunts
Seth Arnett
Stunts
Charlie Picerni
Stunts
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Jane Jenkins
Casting
David Koepp
Second Unit Director
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