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A British family on a yacht cruise stumble across a seemingly uninhabited island and their wee girl is injured by tiny, seemingly harmless dinosaurs called compys. The island is the second inhabited by dinosaurs and owned by the Ingen Corporation of the first film, this one having been used to birth and raise the animals before transport for Jurassic Park for display. Iconoclastic mathematician Ian Malcolm learns of this, when he goes to visit ailing owner John Hammond about the accident and also learns that Hammond's control over the company has been wrestled away from him by his unscrupulous nephew Peter Ludlow, who plans on leading a team to the island to snatch its dinosaurs for display on the mainland. Thus, Hammond recruits his own team, led by Ian, to go beat Ludlow to the island to document the dinosaurs existence so that they may be protected.
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Nick Van Owen
Malcolm: Taking dinosaurs off this island is the worst idea in the long history of bad ideas.
Tembo: Remember that chap about 20 years ago? I forget his name. Climbed Everest without any oxygen. Came down, nearly dead. When they asked him, "Why do you go up there to die?" He said, "I didn't. I went up there to live."
Tembo: Peter, if you want me to run your little camping trip, there are two conditions. Firstly, I'm in charge. And, when I'm not around, Dieter is. All you need to do is sign the checks, tell us we're doing a good job and open your crate of Scotch when we have a good day. Second condition, my fee. You can keep it. All I want in exchange for my services, is the right to hunt one of the Tyrannosaurs. A male. A buck only. How and why are my business. Now, if you don't like either of those two conditions, you're on you own.
Eddie: Lindstradt air rifle. Fires a subsonic Fluger impact delivery dart.
Malcolm: Does it work any better than your satellite phone?
Eddie: Very funny. I loaded it with the enhanced venom of Conus Purpurascens, south sea cone shell. Most powerful neurotoxin in the world. Acts within a 0.0002 of a second. Which is faster than the nerve-conduction velocity. So the animal's down before it even feels the prick of the dart.
Malcolm: Is there an antidote?
Eddie: What do you mean,like, if you shot yourself in the foot. Don't do that. You'd be dead before you even realized you had an accident.
Eddie: This is magnificent.
Malcolm: Yeah. "Ooh, ah," that's how it always starts. But then later there's running and, and screaming.
John: Don't worry, I'm not making the same mistakes again.
Malcolm: No, you're making all new ones.
Production Budget - $73,000,000
Domestic Gross - $229,086,679 (3rd)
Worldwide Gross - $618,638,999 (2nd)
Domestic Adjusted for 2012 - $407,265,207
Worldwide Adjusted for 2012 - $1,099,802,664
UIP (non-US distributor)
Filming locations include:
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Southland, New Zealand
Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California
Beverly Hills, California
Humboldt County, California
Kipukai, Kaua'i, Hawaii
Na Pali, Kaua'i, Hawaii
New York City, New York
Redwoods National Forest, California
San Diego, California
San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
Universal Studios, Universal City, California
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1. They're Walking Our Streets.
2. Something has survived.
Written by Tomás Méndez
Performed by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 'Pathetique'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Jeno Jando
Piano Sonata in A Minor, K.310
Written by Mozart
Performed by Jeno Jandro