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Jurassic Park - Summary

Jurassic Park is a film based on a novel of the same name written by Michael Crichton. The film takes place on the fictional Isla Nublar that is located near Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. 

In the movie, the very rich John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) does the impossible. Hammond, working with a small team of genetic scientists, creates a wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs. Using DNA from fossils, he revives many types of different dinosaurs. Hammond plans to keep these animals captive in a theme-park environment.

A Velociraptor kills a park worker. The park's investors demand that experts visit the park and certify it as safe. Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero), a lawyer, represents the investors.

A group forms to visit the park. A mathematician, Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), joins the group. Two scientists, Dr. Allan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), also join the group. Hammond's grandchildren, Lex (Ariana Richards) and Tim Murphy (Joseph Mazzello) are also in the group. Once on the island, the group has a unique experience full of action and drama.

Although the movie provides some factual scientific information, most parts are completely fictional. In this story behind the movie, sort out the fact from the fiction. 

Fact/Fiction:  Bacteria has been isolated and revived from a bee found in amber. But the science does not-yet exist to revive an extinct animal. Although the movie shows all the dinosaurs living together, different dinosaurs lived in different time periods. Many dinosaurs live during the Jurassic Era. Even though they are in the movie, the T-Rex, the Raptor and the Triceratops live after this era. In this story, learn about each of these now-famous dinosaurs.

Meet Sue, a T-Rex skeleton. Follow the path of paleontologists as they uncover many different types of prehistoric creatures. Examine fossils found preserved in Limestone. Every year fossils of previously known and unknown dinosaurs are discovered. See some of these discoveries for yourself.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5155stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jun 01, 2000

Updated Last Revision: Jun 12, 2017


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