Dr. Ian Malcolm: Don’t you see the danger, John, inherent in what you’re doing here? Genetic power is the most awesome force the planet’s ever seen, and you’re wielding it like a kid who’s found his dad’s gun.
Donald Gennaro: It’s hardly appropriate to start hurling generalizations…
Dr. Ian Malcolm: I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power you’re using here: it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done, and you took the next step. You didn’t acquire the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew it, you had! And now you’ve patented it, and packaged it, you’ve slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you’re selling it. You want to sell it, well…
John Hammond: I don’t think you’re giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody’s ever done before…
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.
John Hammond: Condors! Condors are on the verge of extinction…
Dr. Ian Malcolm: No…
John Hammond: If I was to create a flock of condors on this island, you wouldn’t have anything to say.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: No. Hold on. This isn’t some species that was obliterated by deforestation, or the building of a dam. Dinosaurs had their shot, and nature selected them for extinction.
Jurassic Park (1993)
themed party: challenge seven; phone call.
Grant: Mr. Hammond, the phones are working.
Hammond: The children alright?
Grant: The children are fine. Call the mainland, tell them to send the damn helicopters.
Ellie [off screen]: It’s going to come through the glass!
[yelling is heard, gun shots, raptors break through the glass]Hammond: Grant? GRANT!
Cast members Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, Martin Ferrero and Sam Neill gather for a read-through of the script early in the three-week Kauai shoot.
Led by Hammond, the invited scientists - accompanied by lawyer Donald Gennero - embark on their tour of Jurassic Park. For exterior shots of the visitor center, a massive facade was constructed in Kauai.