Jurassic Park 3
JURASSIC PARK III
Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor and John August
1 EXT. PACIFIC OCEAN – DAY 1
A speedboat cuts swiftly through the ocean swells beneath the
looming cliffs of ISLA SORNA.
2 EXT. BOAT - DAY 2
Illegal Costa Rican parasail operator ENRIQUE CARDOSO helps
Americans BEN HILDEBRAND and twelve-year-old ERIC KIRVY --
already wearing life-vests -- strap themselves into a two-
person PARASAIL HARNESS.
3 EXT. BOAT - DAY 3
Ben and Eric clamber onto a makeshift PLATFORM that hangs over
the back of the board. Dangling from Ben's neck is a CAMCORDER.
You make sure to get us as close as you can,
okay? If it's a good trip, I'll give you a
Don't worry. I take you close. But not too
(rubbing Eric's head)
You don't want them to eat you.
Enrique heads toward the driver's seat and a large SECOND-HAND
WINCH bolted to the deck.
Ben and Eric nod excitedly and give the thumbs up. Ben lifts the
camcorder to the record the action.
Enrique jams the down the throttle down, and with a loud RAOR, the
speedboat shoots forward. Soon the boat is whipping across the
Strapped together, Ben and Eric lean back over the passing
water, intently watching for Enrique's signal.
As the boat picks up speed, Enrique eyes the speedometer.
Ben grabs the end of the RIPCORD attached to the harness. He and
Eric braces themselves.
Enrique finally signals with a pulling motion. He pulls
the winch, Ben yanks the cord and -
WOOOSH! A brightly colored PARASAIL blossoms behind the boat,
hoisting Ben and Eric aloft. In a big BLOCK LETTERS on the
parasail is stitched "DINO-SOAR."
THE TOWNLINE unsold rapidly from its enormous reel.
BEN AND ERIC climb higher and higher.
ENRIQUE keeps an eye on the clients. When they reach a certain
height, he LOCKS OFF the reel.
High overhead, Ben and Eric are floating in wonderful, quiet
splendor. The motor of the boat now sounds strangely distant.
Down below, the boat enters a think blanket of FOG.
Eric points excitedly at the islands as Ben films him with the
Then, a sudden TUG on the thing line cause Ben to drop the camera,
which now dangles from his neck.
What was that?
A second tug...and now the faintest of screams.
Ben and Eric look down to find that the boat has disappeared
into the low bank of FOG.
By the time the boat emerges on the far side of the mist...THEIR
IS NO SIGN OF ENRIQUE. The deck is splattered with blood.
As Ben considers the driverless boat...
Ben glances over at Eric, staring in horror at something
below. Following his gaze, Ben finds that their boat is only
moments away from crashing into A LARGE REEF.
Sticking out of the water, the imposing reef is being battered
AS THE BOAT SMASHES INTO THE REEF, it splinters into a
number of pieces.
A panicked Ben turns to Eric.
Unclip your line!
Eric and Ben frantically unclip their lines. Catching an
updraft, the parasailers float upward.
A strong wind sends them wafting over the daunting cliffs
of ISLA SORNA...
4 EXT. SUBURBAN BACKYARD - DAY 4
TWO PLASTIC DINOSAURS enter the frame and do battle accompanied
by a child's ferocious sounds.
WINDER TO REVEAL -
CHARLIE, a three-year old boy, plays in a sandbox with his
favorite toy dinosaurs. ALAN GRANT squats next to him and
watches with great delight.
ELLIE SATLER stands over them, an INFANT in her arms -- a
picture of the perfect family.
Oh, actually, Charlie, those two are
herbivores. They wouldn't be interested in
fighting each other. But these...
(picking up two other dinosaurs)
See, these are carnivores. And this one here
-- see its claws -- this one here uses its
claws to gouge at the throat of its opponent…
As Grant demonstrates with some GRUNT and GROANS of his
own, he only succeeds in frightening the boy.
He's three. Why don't you wait till he's a
(back to Charlie)
He bounces them along the sandbox edge.
Then, the sound of a CAR ENGINE turning off and a door
SLAMMING is heard.
That must be Mark.
Mark, we’re back here!
Ellie and Grant turn to see --
MARK DEGLER coming through the gate carrying a briefcase. He's their age, handsome but not annoyingly so, with a friendly,
He and Ellie kiss tenderly on the lips.
Keeping the world safe.
Here, let me take her.
Ellie hands off the baby.
Mark, this is Alan Grant.
Nice to meet you, Alan. I've heard a lot about
The two men shake hands, and we now realize it is Grant
who is the stranger in this household. Little Charlie runs to
his father, showing his dinosaur.
Daddy, this is a herbabore.
Grant smiles uncomfortably, a third wheel.
5 INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT 5
WINDEN to a PARROT in a large cage. Grant is teasing
the bird with a cookie, holding a it just out of reach.
What's my name? Come on, Jack, say it. Is my
name Alan? Say my name.
The bird doesn't respond.
He used to know me.
Sorry, Alan it's been six years.
Grant shrugs, gives Jack the cookie, and heads towards the table.
The three adults are finishing their dessert and coffee. The
The children have been out to bed.
An awkward moment of silence. Uncomfortable smiles. Then --
Mark stands and collects their cups.
So, Mark's working at the State Department
What do you do there?
(with mock bravado)
I could tell you about it, but than I'd have to
Mark smiles, nodding. Then he goes into the kitchen. Another
So what are you working on now?
We have a new site in Montana. At least until
the money runs out.
Grant leans forward, realizing Ellie's one of the few people he
can talk to about this.
You remember the sounds they made?
I try not to.
We've done cranial scans, and raptors
actually had a quite sophisticated
resonating chamber. I have a theory that
their ability to vocalize is the key to their
social intelligence. The way they can work
together as a team.
You think they could talk to each other?
To a degree we never imagined.
And from the cage in the corner of the room...
Both look back at the parrot. ELLIE smiles.
You taught him that.
6 EXT. SUBURBAN STREET - NIGHT 6
Ellie and Grant head toward the rental car parked in the
Good luck with the fund raising.
It was never easy, but before Jurassic Park,
you could find money. Somewhere. Now fossils
are out. Everyone wants to see a real live
Times change Alan. But you're the still the
best. I mean that.
The last of my breed.
A long moment passes between them as both consider where
they've ended up.
I'd better get going.
Let me know if I can help, Alan. You’re bad
about asking for help, but please ask me.
(deep down knowing he never
Okay. Goodbye, Ellie.
Not sure what the right thing to do is, they finally end up with
a friendly hug. They keep it short.
Grant gets in his car. Starts the ENGINE.
He's about to pull off when Ellie knocks on the window. He rolls
When I met you, I thought that one day
millions of years ago, all the dinosaurs
became extinct. Wiped out. But you told me
otherwise. When conditions changed,
dinosaurs changed. They became other things.
A well-accepted theory.
Alan don't be afraid to evolve.
Grant hears her, but Ellie knows it didn't really get through.
A forced half-smile, than Grant waves goodbye.
Ellie watches as he drives off.
7 INT. AUDITORIUM - DAY 7
The last stop on Grant's fund-raising tour, it's a public
lecture hosted by some foundation. There are SCIENTISTS and
STUDENTS here, but also a lot of DINO-FANS, some even with
Grant finishes his speech to what was a full house -- some
ATTENDEES are grabbing their coats and sneaking out. This
wasn't the exciting guest speaker they were all expecting.
A new slide comes up. Just black and white, and indecipherable.
It's through the painstaking study of the
Interior chamber in multiple specimens that
we can determine this exciting correlation
between the larynx and the upper plate. That
lets us theorize -- theorize, mind you -- that
the raptor might have been capable of bird-
like vocalizations. Which as you can
imagine, would be a tremendous breakthrough.
He's finished, but no one seems to notice at first. Then the
SYMPOSTUM LEADER stands up, leading a smattering round of
Thank you very much Dr. Grant. Now does
anyone have a question?
Nearly every hand goes up. Grant doesn't seem surprised.
Does anyone have a question that doesn't
relate to Jurassic Park?
Quite a few hands go down.
Or the incident in San Diego, which I'll
remind you, I did not witness.
Now most of the hands are down. Picking one of the few
Your theory on raptors is good and all, but
isn't all this conjecture kind of moot?
The STUDENT'S BUDDY nods in agreement.
MALE STUDENT (CONT'D)
I mean, once the U.N. and Costa Rica and
everyone decides how to handle the second
island, scientist will just go in and look
TOO-CLEVER SCIENCE REPORTER
Isn't paleontology itself in danger of
Recognizing those as fighting words, the symposium leader is
about to step in. But Grant will take this himself.
No, and let me be perfectly clear on this
point. Dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago.
What's left of them is fossilized in stone
the actual scientists spend years to
what John Hammond and InGen created are
theme park monsters. Nothing more, nothing
The class clearly disagrees with his assessment.
You're saying you wouldn't want to study
them if you had the chance?
No force on this earth or in heaven could get me on
8 INT. DERELICT COCKPIT - DAY 8
Looking through the cracked windshield of a junkyard plane, we
see someone spray painting red circles on the outside of the
9 EXT. AIRCRAFT GRAVEYARD - DAY 9
NASH, a wry, intelligent mercenary pilot and soldier, is
painting huge eyes the windows of a wrecked plane. Finished, he
tosses the paint can through the open windows and walks quickly
away from the plane.
We now see that RED TEETH are painted on the craft's nose. It
looks absurdly like some angry beast.
We are one the edge of a dry lake bed, part of an aircraft
graveyard. Wrecked planes lie all around.
We hear a phone RINGING...
10 INT. CARGO PLANE - DAY 10
A RINGING satellite phone rests on a stack of gun cases.
UDESKY, the leader of this crew, answers it.
Yes sir. we're good to go. I'll lock it down as
soon as you drop me the payment.
With the phone still to his ear, Udesky wanders out of the
11 EXT. CARGO PLANE - DAY 11
Udesky looks over at Nash and COOPER, another mercenary.
Cooper's the quiet muscle of the bunch, a weapons specialist. He
finishes loading a massive gun, essentially a hand-cannon. It's
aimed at Nash's grimacing aircraft.
That's right, two of the very best I could
find. No, I haven't worked with them
personally, but they come with the highest
Cooper FIRES at the grimacing aircraft. A projectile rockets
into the plane and EXPLODES with a fireball.
Nash and Cooper exchange a satisfied smile.
You've got nothing to worry about, sir. This
is going to be a piece of cake.
Pieces of the demolished craft come raining down.
12 EXT. EXCAVATION BASE CAMP, PT. PECK LAKE, MT - DAY 12
CLOSE ON a man's hand, carefully scraping the stone away from a
dinosaur fossil. We follow his hand back as he wipes off his
sweaty brow, revealing him to be BILLY BRENNAN, 25, an
associate professor and site manager. He's a charmer.
Looking past him, we see CHERYL, 21, a junior at junior of State. She's one
of a dozen COLLEGE STUDENTS working at the site, and the one
most smitten with her supervisor.
Billy? I don't think I'm doing this right.
He scoots over, lying down beside her. Checks her work.
You need to go slowly. See, just take it little
at a time.
She's not listening, just watching his eyelashes.
I can never tell what's bone and what's rock.
Technically, it's all rock. The calcium in the
bones is replaced during fossilization. But
you can feel the difference. See? Rough,
smooth. Rough, smooth.
He runs her bare fingers over the two different patches, showing
her. After a pause, she runs her finger along his
...and along his lips.
Billy may not have started this flirtation, but he's not ending
it either. It's then that a
falls across them. Billy looks up to see...
Grant has just returned, a bag over his shoulder.
12A EXT. WALKING TO THE MAIN TENTS - DAY 12A
Billy takes one of Grant's bags, talking as they go.
How was your trip? Profitable?
We'll be broke in four weeks.
Three weeks. I had to rent some equipment.
The cross into one of the tents, which only has two "walls". On
a dust-taped table, a dusty Macintosh is feeing data into a
strange machine the size of a dorm refrigerator. A mechanical arm sweeps
back and forth across a tray of fine sand.
You rented an automated litter box.
It's a rapid prototyper. I feed in the scan
data from the raptor skull, than the computer
breaks it into thousands of slices which this
thing prints, one layer on top of the other.
It's the future of paleontology.
Not if it can't dig.
The arm stops and suddenly the tray of sand shakes, dropping
through holes in the bottom to reveal an object the size of
a person's fist.
I give you a raptor's resonating chamber.
Grant hates technology, but he can't help but be amazed by the
result. He lifts the strange object up, shaking out the
Billy puts it to his lips and blows through it like a conch shell.
The resulting SOUND is unique and piercing, the cry of an
non-existent animal. Grant is speechless with excitement. And so he
uses it again and again, producing different SOUNDS and
In the distance, flocks of birds rise to the sky and fly off.
Billy looks up to see a MAN and a WOMAN getting out of
a Cadillac. Cheryl is pointing them in the direction of the
Oh, I forgot to tell you. Some visitors
wanted to come by and talk to you. I
told them you'd be happy to see them.
maybe even have dinner with them.
Only now does Grant realize these two people
Who were walking up to them.
Putting on a friendly smile, Billy goes up to them.
(extending his hand)
Paul Kirby. Kirby Enterprises
(reaching into his pocket)
PAUL KIRBY is a talkative optimist with
no "off" switch. His wife AMANDA KIRBY, just
as friendly, is harder to read. There seems to be
exhaustion behind her eyes.
What can I do for you, Mr. Kirby?
Well sir, I am a great admirer
of yours, and I have an extremely interesting
proposition to discuss. Would you let my wife
and I take you to have dinner tonight? Our treat.
You know, I've been traveling and I'm very
tired. Maybe some other time.
I guarantee it'll be worth your while.
Behind Kirby, Bill furtively rubs his thumb and fingers
together, indicating the guy is loaded.
Grant musters a weak smile.
It's be my pleasure.
13 INT. HELL CREEK BAR AND GRILL, JORDAN, MT - NIGHT 13
They’re only halfway through the entree, but Grant is ready to
bolt. It's only Billy who's keeping him from being rude. They walk
over to Paul and Amanda’s table and sit down.
First off let me say as a dinosaur enthusiasts,
Amanda and I have admired your work for
It is truly, what’s the word? Inspiring.
It's everything Grant can do just to be polite. He desperately
wants to leave and get back to his dig.
Amanda and I, well, we just love the outdoors.
Heck we've been on pretty much any adventure
tour they can come up with: Galapagos, K2,
We even have two seats reserved aboard the
first commercial moon flight.
Billy nudges Grant.
Now, for our wedding anniversary this year
we wanted to do something really special,
He places his hand on his wife's.
We've arranged for a private airplane to
take us flying over Isla Sorna. And we want
you to be our guide.
The Kirby's look to Grant as if they've offered him an amazing
gift. But Grant just sighs and smooths the tablecloth.
That's a very nice offer, Mr. Kirby, but I'm
afraid I'm much to busy. If you like I can
refer you to a number of highly qualified...
No, no, see Dr. Grant, you're the best. You've
seen these animals in the flesh. No one else
has come close to you.
I'm flattered, but I've taken this little
adventure tour. And with the air
restrictions they've imposed after the
incident in San Diego, you can’t fly low
enough to see anything of interest.
Paul is momentarily stymied, but Amanda rallies.
You see, that's just the thing. Paul and I
have special permission to fly low.
Well, I'm no aviation specialist. But I do
know it's hell of a lot lower than anyone
From what I understand, it's pretty much
whatever we want.
That's hard to believe.
Let's just say that through my business --
imports/exports, emerging markets -- I've
made some friends in high places. In this
case, the Costa Rican government.
Dr. Grant, you don't know how important it is
for us to have you come along. It would make
all the difference.
Grant is trying to find another way to say no, when Paul pulls
out his checkbook.
And of course, we're prepared to make a
sizeable contribution to your research here.
Billy looks at Grant. Don't say no.
I can write all kinds of numbers on this
check. Just tell me what exactly it would
We HOLD ON a conflicted Dr. Alan Grant.
14 EXT. SKY - DAY 14
A SMALL AIRPLANE - a Beechcraft Kingair 200 Turboprop, to be
exact - cruises through clear blue skies.
15 INT. PLANE - DAY 15
Grant re-settles, trying to get comfortable. Billy is across
from him, finishing cleaning his camera lenses before putting
them back in the ragged case.
Even with what I pay you, you could get a
No way. This is lucky. Couple years ago
some buddies and I went hang gliding off
these cliffs in New Zealand. Updraft sent me
right into the side. BOOM!
That does sound lucky.
It was this strap alone that saved my life.
Got caught on a rock as I was falling.
Reverse-Darwinism. Survival of the most
Because he hasn't really said it...
Listen Alan, I really appreciate you
bringing me along.
The bones will be there when we get back.
That's the nice thing about them. They never
And besides, you got me into this. I don't
intend to be alone with these people.
ON PAUL AND AMANDA
sitting near the front of the plane. Paul draws a long, nervous
breath and looks at Amanda. She seems just as tense.
Finally finding a comfortable position, Grant puts his hat over
his eyes, ready to take a nap.
Done with his camera, Billy turns to someone just off screen.
So how do you know the Kirby's?
and we reveal...
Mercenary Cooper, the weapons specialist we met earlier. He's
wearing sunglasses so dark you can't tell whether he's staring
at you or fast asleep.
He doesn't answer. Did he even hear? And then --
Through our church.
Uh…the one that worships God and believes in being
16 EXT. SKY - DAY 16
The plane continues onward.
17 INT. PLANE - DAY / HOURS LATER 17
Grant slowly wakes in his chair, groggy. All the other
passengers are fast asleep. Then Grant turns to his right.
sits besides him. The dinosaur eyes him curiously, then opens
And than it STRIKES.
18 INT. PLANE - DAY 18
Grant wakes up with a start, disoriented. Billy is leaning over
Alan. We're almost there.
The adrenaline still surging through him, Grant turns and looks
THROUGH THE WINDOW.
Clouds obscure the view, than parts reveal
rising majestically out of the water.
19 EXT. SKY - COUNTINUOUS DAY 19
We watch the plane descend sharply to the island.
20 INT. PLANE - COUNTINUOUS DAY 20
In various combinations, Grant and Billy, Paul and Amanda look
out the windows at the amazingly green island.
Cooper looks out through a window of his own.
21 INT. COCKPIT - COUNTINUOUS DAY 21
Here we find the rest of the crew from the junkyard. Nash is
A VOICE comes over their radio headsets.
Unidentified aircraft approaching Isla
Sorna, this is San Juan approach. You are
flying in restricted airspace. Immediately
turn to the coordinates two-zero-zero. I repeat
A look from Nash then Udesky switches off the radio.
22 EXT. PLANE - COUNTINUOUS DAY 22
The plane now descends to a mere hundred feet above the
23 INT. PLANE - CONTINUOUS DAY 23
Paul puts his hand atop Amanda's as they stare intently out the
Billy looks to Grant.
Admit it. You're excited.
Grant will admit nothing.
Calling back from the cockpit...
Cooper! Yell up if you see anything!
No, I thought I'd keep it to myself.
Suddenly Grant spots...
There. There! An Apatosaur. Look at the
EXT. ISLA SORNA – GRASSY FIELD – CONTINUOUS DAY
An Apatosaur is grazing on the grass.
INT. PLANE – CONTINUOUS DAY
I'm so use to seeing bones. It's weird to see
Mr. and Mrs. Kirby! If you look out the right
you can see...
But Paul just waves him away with a hand, staring intently out
his window. We HOLD ON Grant a moment, thinking that odd.
24 INT. COCKPIT - CONTINUOUS DAY 24
Udesky puts down his binoculars.
South shore is clear. The rest is rock.
Are we on?
25 INT. MAIN CABIN - CONTINUOUS DAY 25
Looking out the window, Grant notices they're flying awfully
low. Just then, he hears a MECHANICAL HUM and a LOW RUSH from
outside. Now wanting to believe --
That's not the landing gear?
Paul, Amanda and Cooper don't respond.
You can't land.
Paul turns back to him.
Dr. Grant if you'd just sit tight, we'll
explain this all in a jiffy.
This plane can not land!
It's going to be all right. Just...
Grant is out of his seat, heading for the cockpit. He'll wrestle
the controls if he has to.
Cooper grabs him, pulling him back. Grant starts to struggle,
but he's certainly no match. A well-practiced fist hits him
CUT TO BLACK.
26 OVER THE DARKNESS 26
we hear Amanda's voice, strangely distant but amplified.
Eric! Eric! Are you there honey? Ben!
Her calls continue as we FADE UP to...
27 INT. PLANE - DAY 27
GRANT'S P.O.V. -- blurry and disorientated. He finds himself lying
on the floor of the plane.
Seeing him come to, Billy helps him slowly get up. Grant's head
Tell me we didn't land.
By his expression, we see Billy would have to lie.
I think they're looking for someone.
28 EXT. LANDING STRIP, ISLA SORNA - DAY 28
The jungle has almost reclaimed this patchy vine-covered
runway. The airplane is parked at one end.
Nash, Udesky, and Cooper are checking their weapons.
Amanda is at the edge of the tarmac calling into the jungle on a
Billy and a groggy Grant emerge from the airplane. Paul trots
Dr. Grant, are you alright? I'm sorry we
had to be so...
The three mercenaries are now walking into the jungle with
What the hell is going on? What are they
Establishing a perimeter. Making it safe.
These guys are really good. One of them was a
Mr. Kirby, trust me, on this island, there is
no such thing as safe. We have to get back in
Grant looks to Amanda, who shouts through a bull horn.
And tell your wife to stop making so
much noise! We're food to these damn
Amanda, Honey! Dr. Grant says it's a bad
(on the bullhorn)
(pointing broadly at Alan)
He says it's a bad idea!
(on the bullhorn)
What's a bad idea?
As in on cue, there is a DEAFENING ROAR from the jungle.
Everyone turns toward the sound and freezes.
What was that?
Grant doesn't answer, still listening to the reverberations.
Then a couple shots are heard.
Is it a rex?
I don't think so.
Billy and Paul breathe a small sign of relief.
Nash and Udesky come RUNNING out of the jungle, headed for
We gotta go, now!
What's the problem? Can't you guys...?
As Udesky and Nash sprint past Paul in interrupted by a
second, closer, DEAFENING ROAR. He pales.
29 INT. PLANE - CONTINUOUS - DAY 29
Udesky waits by the door, hustling everyone inside. Nash
hurries into the cockpit. Everyone scrambles to a seat. Amanda
climbs next to Paul.
We can't just...
Don't worry, honey. We'll circle around and
Udesky closes the door.
What about the other guy?
Coop's a professional. He can handle himself.
A blood-curdling SCREAM echoes through the jungle followed by
MACHINE GUN FIRE.
Udesky climbs into the copilot's seat, and Nash revs the engine.
30 EXT. RUNAWAY - DAY 30
The plane starts down the runway.
31 INT. PLANE - DAY 31
The passengers bounce in their seats as the plane picks up
speed down the overgrown strip.
32 EXT. RUNWAY - DAY 32
Suddenly, two hundred yards ahead of the plane,
emerges from the jungle. He stands in the middle of the runway.
waving one arm wildly. His second, badly injured arm hangs
limp by his side.
Come on, Nash. Slow down, buddy.
33 INT. THE COCKPIT - DAY 33
Nash spots Cooper, shoots a glance at the airspeed indicator.
Coop, you know I can't do it pal.
He slams down full throttle in an attempt to reach flying speed.
Seeing that Nash has no intention of stopping, Paul shouts from
What are you doing? That's Mr. Cooper!
34 EXT. RUNWAY - CONTINUOUS - DAY 34
We are looking down on Cooper from behind. As the plane
falls over the injured mercenary. Then with brutal speed, an
ENORMOUS BEAST seizes him in its massive jaws and lifts him
into the air.
From this angle we get only a glimpse of a long crocodilian
snout, powerful clawed forearms and spiny sail rising from the
35 INT. THE COCKPIT - CONTINUOUS - DAY 35
All eyes are on the creature as it devours Cooper. Amanda turns
away in horror.
Oh, my God! Paul, my God!
36 INT. THE COCKPIT - CONTINUOUS - DAY 36
Looking through the windshield, we see the creature is directly
in the path of the plane.
Nash pulls back on the stick. The plane rises.
The left propeller clips the flank of the enormous
dinosaur, SNAPPING the blade.
Blood sprays the windshield and side windows.
37 EXT. RUNWAY - CONTINUOUS - DAY 37
The turboprop banks into the jungle, out of control.
38 INT. PLANE - CONTINUOUS - DAY 38
The passengers are thrown about as the craft CRASHES through
trees, tearing off a wing and pieces of the tail.
Finally coming to rest in the jungle canopy, the plane settles
in the trees.
The passengers slowly recover and have a look around. Foliage
blocks most windows, making it impossible to see out.
Is anyone hurt?
Checking themselves, everyone seems pretty much intact.
Still thinking of himself as in charge...
Quiet! We're okay. Let's everybody just stay
He attempts to turn on the cockpit radio, but it's dead.
Who's got the sat-phone?
Paul hands the bulky phone up to Nash, who dials out.
Grant unstraps himself, climbs to the back to the side door and shoves.
The door opens a few inches before hitting a branch.
He looks out the and lets out a quiet gasp as the ground reels
THIRTY FEET BELOW.
He quickly shuts and latches the door.
CLOSE ON the sat-phone. pressed against Nash's ear.
We're sorry. All circuits are busy. Please
try your call again later...
What is it? What's the matter?
A huge reptilian face appears in the cockpit window. Everyone
else SCREAMS now.
The plane LURCHES - and we hear a deep GROWL.
The passengers hold tight, paralyzed. Nash buckles himself into
Suddenly, the plane is YANKED from the side to side. Battered this
way and that, the terrified passengers tightly grip their
Finally, the horrible sounds of WRENCHING METAL as the nose of
the plane is RIPPED RIGHT OFF.
Nash and Udesky are suddenly sitting in open air. The nose of
the plane is tilting downwards, the jungle floor far below.
The passengers hang almost vertically in their seats,
Debris tumbles out the open end of the plane, some of it
striking Nash in the head.
Udesky unbuckles his seat belt and climbs back up into the
cabin. Nash follows.
Suddenly, a long snout with dagger-like teeth pushes past the
cockpit seats, opens wide, and
on Nash's legs.
The pilot CRIES OUT in agony. The others passengers grab onto
his arms, trying to pull him back. But it's no use. The dinosaur
rips Nash out of their grasp and down the aisle.
Nash desperately grabs on to the seat cushion, then watches in
horror as the fabric RIPS AWAY. He's pulled out of the plane and
dropped to the ground. A giant foot steps in the way as the snout
of the creature reaches down and quickly devourers the screaming
It's horrifying sight, but no one can turn away.
Pleased with the appetizer, the creature comes back for the
Grant tries to force open the jammed rear door. Billy tries to
help, but the door won't budge.
The dinosaur JAMS its snout into the fuselage and lunges for
Amanda in the first row. She yanks her legs back as the jaws
Behind Amanda, Billy reaches forward, UNSNAPS her seat belt
and pulls her into the next row back.
The others unstrap their belts and crowd into the rear of the
The shift in weight sends the fuselage tipping backwards.
39 EXT. JUNGLE - CONTINUOUS - DAY 39
The plane breaks free of the tree limbs and DROPS tail-first to
the jungle floor.
It SLAMS hard, then flips over onto its roof.
40 INT. PLANE - CONTINUOUS - DAY 40
The passengers are prowled on the ceiling of the plane, dazed
by the impact. Everyone is cut and bruised.
Out of the open cockpit, they see two approaching dino feet.
A window near Amanda fogs over with condensation. when it
clears, she finds herself looking right into enormous eyes.
Then all hell breaks loose as the plane is SLAMMED across the
The passengers are hammered against the walls of the plane,
tumbling like socks in a dryer. Debris, seats and luggage fly
41 EXT. JUNGLE FLOOR - CONTINUOUS - DAY 41
The plane comes to an abrupt halt as it SMASHES into a tree.
A gargantuan FOOT steps on the fuselage and FLATTENS it like a
42 INT. PLANE - CONTINUOUS - DAY 42
Inside, windows EXPLODE, raining glass over the passengers. As
the walls compress, Udesky becomes trapped in the rear of the
plane, the others in front.
Udesky dives into the narrowing gap, and Billy pulls him the
rest of the way through.
Billy is as terrified as the rest of them, but he thrives under
this rush of adrenaline.
Then a huge CLAW digs into the skin of the fuselage and begins
to slowly PEEL the plane open. Grant looks up in dread at the
Grant leads the group out the open end of the cockpit. They
make a mad dash for the jungle.
A tremendous ROAR causes Billy to look behind him. He can't
help but steal a glimpse of this terrifying, but utterly
Grant yanks him forward.
43 EXT. JUNGLE - DAY 43
With Grant in the lead, and Udesky taking up the rear, the group
tears through the jungle.
Concealed by the dense undergrowth, the unseen dinosaur bears
down on them -- mowing down the young trees which TOPPLE all
Grant spots a grove of
and leads the group into it.
The dinosaur cannot fit between the trunks. It ROARS at
the fleeing humans, searching desperately for a route after
The group continues their relentless pace, putting as much
distance as they can between themselves and the beast. Paul
Kirby looks like he's about to have a heart attack. Even Billy
is gasping for air.
They stop, thinking they've outrun it.
Grant directs the group through some underbrush and into --
44 EXT. CLEARING - CONTINUOUS - DAY 44
Our friends stop dead in their tracks. Amanda stifles a cry.
Before them lies an immense unmoving SAUROPOD.
Don't worry. It's dead.
Then a full-grown bull
rises up behind the carcass. It was feeding, its mouth mottled
with blood and carrion.
Nobody move a muscle.
Remember: the T-Rex tracks motion.
Obeying, the group FREEZES for a few long beats. Then Udesky
takes off running.
And T-Rex ROARS.
Everyone runs. T-Rex is right behind them.
45 EXT. JUNGLE - DAY 45
Dashing back the way they came, the group suddenly comes face
to face with --
THE FIRST MONSTER.
We now get our first full unobstructed view of the gigantic
creature, SPINOSAURUS AEGYPTICUS. Over forty feet long and
twenty-five feet high, the dinosaur has a bony sail along its
back. Its head is crocodilian with rows of long, curving teeth.
Sinewy six foot arms terminate in three fingers hands with
fourteen inch claws.
Nowhere else to run, the group scatters into the brush as the
two behemoth predators rush forward, their ROARS thunderous.
Paul and Amanda scramble into one direction, Billy and Udesky in
the other. But Grant can't go anywhere - his foot is stuck
between two branches.
He manages to free himself as the two dinosaurs approach.
They'll have to deal with each other before eating the humans.
Grant dives down between two fallen trees as the Spinosaurus and T-
Rex circle one another like gladiators, each searching for the
Laying flat on his back, Grant lets out a terrified GASP as the
giant foot of Spinosaurus lands across the two trunks mere
inches from his face.
Spinosaurus lunges forward, powerful jaw open wide.
T-Rex sidesteps the assault, its tail knocking down small
trees as it spins out of the way.
In the tress, Paul and Amanda scurry again for cover.
Between the fallen trunks, Grant attempts to get away on his
hands and knees.
T-Rex presses the attack, slamming its tail into the flank of
its adversary. Spinosaurus is knocked back, and Grant is again
forced to duck for cover.
As Spinosaurus struggles to regain its balance, T-Rex dives
forward. Spinosaurus is driven backwards as T-Rex tries to
grip its throat.
Amanda yanks Paul out of their path. They Scramble over to
Now on its side, Spinosaurus fights back ferociously. It slashes
at T-Rex with its long arms and razor sharp claws, then finally
kicks the animal with one mammoth foot.
Tyrannosaurus staggers back, wounded.
Down below, Grant is splashed by the blood pouring from the
dinosaur, as he slowly makes his way towards his fellow humans.
Spinosaurus lunges for the T-rex with gaping jaws and manages to
topple T-Rex off its feet and sends the falling dinosaur to the
With an earth-shuttering CRASH, the dinosaur lands between
Grant and the rest of the group.
The companions scurry out of the way, but as they do so, the
head of the T-Rex now lands almost directly on top of them.
Plastered against an immense tree, the group watches in horror
as T-Rex starts to rise but is thrown back down as Spinosaurus
latches onto its throat.
Spinosaurus crushes the life out of its adversary, and T-Rex
opens and closes its jaw a mere inches from our terrified
Finally, Grant reaches the others.
Spinosaurus lets out a victorious HOWL, and the blood-drenched
professor leads the group through the undergrowth.
46 EXT. JUNGLE - DAY 46
Winded from running, Paul is caught off-guard as a furious
Grant slams his back against a tree. Only one thing he wants to
Why did you bring us here?
Paul is too startled to speak. Udesky tires to step in, but
Grant gives him back a look.
Our son is on this island. We need your help
to find him.
Still crunched against the tree, Paul pulls out a photo from his
This is him. Eric. He’s thirteen now. He's
just about the greatest kid in the world.
Letting go of Paul, Grant takes the photo, a Sears-style
portrait of the boy we saw Parasailing at the beginning. He
shakes his head, disbelieving. He hands the photo to Billy.
The group splits into two sides -- Paul and Amanda, Grant and
Billy -- with Udesky stuck between. Dialogue overlaps in
He's with a man named Ben Hildebrand.
Her new boyfriend.
A friend. We were vacationing. Eric wanted
to see the island and the dinosaurs, so Ben
found a guy who would take them parasailing.
They never came back.
We called everyone, did everything we could.
Because of all the controversy over this
island, no one will step in. Costa Rica says
it's a no-fly zone, it's their own damn fault.
Guys at the U.S Embassy -- our U.S. Embassy --
said we should "accept the inevitable." You
So you hired these mercenaries.
We prefer "recovery specialists." We do
overseas custody issues and...
Then you duped us into coming here.
We needed somebody who knew the lay of the
land. Somebody who'd been to this island before.
I have never been on this island!
Sure you have. You wrote that book...
That was Isla Nublar. This is Isla Sorna.
The second island.
(low, to Udesky)
I didn't know, there were two islands.
Still, you have survived the dinosaurs before. You
saved those kids.
A few of us survived. A lot more died. And we
were better prepared and better armed.
How many days have they been missing?
A look between Amanda and Paul.
Grand and Billy are speechless. It might as well be eight years.
After what you've seen today, you really
think your son could be alive?
He's smart, Dr. Grant. And he knows so much
Before anyone else can talk, Grant puts his hand out. He wants
everyone to shut up while he plans their next move.
No, I'm sorry, but no. We'll savage what we
can from the plane. Then we head for the
coast. There may be a boat left, something to
get us off this island.
Dr. Grant, we're not leaving without our son.
You can stick with us, or you can go and look for
him. Either way you're probably not getting
out of here alive.
With that he leaves, A beat later, Billy follows. He has
genuine sympathy for the Kirby's, but he's logical enough to
know Grant is right.
BACK WITH PAUL AND AMANDA
They look to Udesky.
What do we do?
Udesky is clearly at a loss, but for everyone's reassurance he
tries to mutter some brio.
Well, I think we should start searching for your
son. In the direction they're going.
They follow after Grant and Billy.
47 EXT. PLANE CRASH SITE 47
The five survivors search through the wreckage, trying to find
anything useful. The task is grim. Mindful of Grant's
warnings, they move quickly and quietly.
Udesky picks up a gun out of the swampy water. The barrel is bent
almost 90 degrees, unless.
Billy finds his camera, intact.
Digging a change of clothes out of his suitcase, Paul steps
around the side of the plane to change. He's in his underwear
before he notices Amanda is also there changing.
Nothing you haven't seen before.
A beat. Amanda looks over as they get dressed.
How much weight have you lost?
Twenty, twenty-fire pounds. I've been
swimming at the Y.
You hate to swim.
A nod to mean, that's the truth.
You look good.
So do you.
They make brief eye contact, which Amanda breaks.
Around the side, Billy is taking photos of a giant footprint the
dinosaur left in the mud during its attack on the plane. Grant
How would you classify it?
Obviously a superpredator.
Suchimimus. that snout.
They never got that big.
Not with that sail.
(Billy gives up)
I don't remember that on InGen's list.
That's because it wasn't on their list. Who
knows what else they were up to?
Billy looks past Grant to see Paul approaching. He's struggling
with the straps on his backpack. turning in circles.
Billy regards him with suspicion.
So Mr. Kirby, tell me, when you climbed K2,
did you base camp at 25- or 30,000 feet?
Thirty-thousand, I think. Closer to the top.
About a thousand feet above it, actually.
Most mountain-climbers remember how tall
that mountains were.
Paul knows he's caught.
There is no Kirby Enterprises, is there?
There is. I own a place called Kirby Paint
and Title Plus. We're out in the Westgate
Shopping Center in Enid, Oklahoma. The
"plus" is for bathroom fixtures, fireplaces
accessories, patio furniture. Stuff like
I don't suppose that check you wrote us is
He paid us half up front. Cash.
Mortgaged everything we had to do it. Even
the store. and if we make it off this island
with my son, I swear, I'll make good on the
money I owe you. I don't care if it takes me
the rest of my life.
Grant and Udesky exchange a dubious glance.
However long that is.
48 EXT. JUNGLE PATH - DAY 48
Amanda, Paul, Billy, Udesky and Grant walk through the jungle.
(loud whisper to Amanda)
Stop that. Dr. Grant says this is dangerous
Well we should split up or something. We can
cover twice the area.
No, Dr. Grant says...
Dr. Grant says this, Dr. Grant says that...
Well what's the use of hiring an expert if
your not going to listen to him?
Because "Dr. Grant" isn't looking for Eric.
Dr. Grant is looking for the coast.
Fine...and when the Tricyclatops comes after
you, don't come crying to me.
Oh, don't worry about that.
What did you say?
What did you say!
Just drop it Paul!
The Kirby's conversation trails off into the jungle. Udesky
moves up next to Grant and Billy.
If they split up, I'm going with you.
And as they continue forward, Billy spots something in the
49 EXT. JUNGLE CLEARING - DAY 49
A parasail chute is caught in the branches of a tree. A yellow
life vest hangs limply from a branch.
Paul rushes over, unsnags it, and examines the label.
Hey. Got something here.
All turn to see Udesky holding up a camcorder encased in a
She grabs it from Udesky and pops open the housing. She tries
the power switch on the camcorder, but the battery's dead.
Udesky pull out a flashlight from his pack and looks to Amanda.
Here, give that to me.
And as Udesky fiddles with the flashlight, Grant and Billy
consider the parasail.
It looks intact.
We should take it with us to signal any planes.
I think I've got it.
Udesky has rigged the wires on the flashlight so that the
batteries can be used to power the camcorder.
He brings a live wire to back of the camcorder. A red power
light comes on.
I don't know for how long.
Udesky swings the tiny screen out and pushes play. The others
ON THE SCREEEN
Eric and Ben play frisbee on the beach.
That's him. That’s Eric!
I filmed this the morning they left.
Ben catches the frisbee, checks his watch and motions to Eric.
Eric runs over, and Ben puts his arm around him as they run to
Paul reacts to this image but holds his tongue.
THE VIDEO SCREEN -
The image now CUTS to a shot from aboard Enrique's boat
speeding towards ISLA SORNA -- the start of the movie. Eric
points excitedly at the island and smiles at the camera.
We replay the opening moments of the movie from Ben and Eric's
perspective, soaring high until...
Unclip the line!
THE JUNGLE -
A PAN from face to face of all watching this tape with a
mixture of hope and nausea.
ON SCREEN -
Angle again with Ben's legs in the foreground. Falling fast.
Hand on! Hang on buddy!
Now the camera penetrates the jungle canopy and the picture
and sound become complete chaos: SCREAMS from the both,
branches BREAKING, flashes of Ben and Eric's frightened faces
as the camera is buffeted in all directions.
With a lurch the terrifying descent in finally over, and the
jungle floor is just ten feet away, swaying back and forth
beneath Ben and Eric's feet.
Are you ok, buddy?
There's GURGLING to his voice. Ben may be more hurt than he's
(through his sobs)
I don't know. I think so.
We're okay. It's going to be okay. Here, get
ready. I'm going to unhook you.
The sound of PUMPLING is followed by the sight of Eric DROPPING
into the frame, landing on the ground rolling. He stands and
looks back up at Ben.
I'm all right
We're going to get out of this, pal.
And on that, the power and picture fade away.
BACK ON PAUL AND AMANDA - overjoyed.
See? He's okay. He's alive! Everything's
going to be all right now.
Amanda brings a hand to her mouth, silently nodding her head.
Grant and Billy exchange a dubious look, than begin pulling the
parasail out of the tree. As they do so, the sail gets caught on
They pull harder. The branch bends, but the sail won't come
loose. One last tug and than, SNAP. The branch breaks, the chute
falls away to reveal…
It swings down directly at Amanda. She SCREAMS.
Finally, the others are able to pull her away. As they untangle
the lines, the men are able to get the first view of the remains
of Ben Hillenbrand, still caught in his harness.
Amanda's knees buckle. Regaining her balance, she runs off into
Paul quickly follows.
50 EXT. THICKNESS - DAY 50
Reeling, Amanda comes to a stop in an area with thick
undergrowth. It's danger here, very still and quiet.
She tries to calm herself, but each effort to suppress just
makes her more emotional. She's surprised as Paul wraps an arm
around her to comfort her. But she doesn't fight it.
I'm sorry Amanda. I am. And I'm sorry for
the things I said about him.
I know you liked Ben. I had no right to...
It’s not about him. It's Eric. He's alone out
here somewhere. Our baby is all alone.
Saying it aloud, the reality sinks in for both of them
I guess I was hoping that with Ben around,
there'd be someone to keep him safe.
Checking in on clients, Udesky stops at the edge of the
thicket. Something raises the hairs on the back of his neck.
He nods for the others to take a look at this. They head over,
Grant at the rear.
As he approaches, Billy is packing up the rest of the chute in a
backpack. He stops short from what he sees.
Looking down, we CIRCLE across the jungle floor. Here we find a
strange, hollowed-out construction made of sod and branches.
Maybe six feet around.
Just now noticing the others' stare, Paul looks down into one
of the bowls at his feet, a half-buried nest. It's filled with
football-sized eggs, laid in a spiral.
And this isn't the only nest. Amanda counts twelve in all, laid
out in an oddly symmetrical pattern.
The last to arrive, Grant identifies the species in a horrified
And as he says the words, off in the distance, we hear
the cry of some herbivores, around by the chorus of
SMASH CUT TO:
51 EXT. FUTHER IN THE FOREST - DAY 51
The party blasts through the forest, trying to keep up with
Grant. They haven't even had time to ask --
What’s a raptor?
Paul has no idea.
They don't look that big. I mean,
If we came across one, we might live.
Well that's good.
But you never came across just one.
From the back --
Wait! Where's Billy?
They all stop. The only one not there is --
I thought we weren't suppose to yell.
He comes in from the left. Excited, he explains to Grant --
I got some great pictures of the nest. You
know this proves raptors raised their young
Furious with his student. Grant just keeps moving. There's no
time to stand around and argue.
This speaks to a larger social structure, the
possibility of Darwinian altruism. It
A beat. Trying not to sound presumptuous --
We could co-write a paper.
Ah yes, the first rule of academics. Publish
52 SCENE PREVIOUSLY OMITTED 52
53 EXT. RIDGE - DAY (HOURS LATER) 53
Much fatigued, the five now mach upward towards a crest.
Panting and flushed, they reach the top of the ridge and gaze
into the distance.
A jungle valley stretches before them. Not far off in A VAST
COMPOUND - comprised of several buildings. One building alone
seems to cover several acres.
The weary group breathes a sigh of relief.
I bet there's a very good chance Eric's in
there. I'd bet my bottom dollar.
Udesky and Grant share dubious looks and continue down into
54 EXT. INGEN COMPOUND - DAY 54
The group emerges from the jungles and enters the compound.
They walk through an overgrown parking lot, littered with
abandoned vehicles. Some are lying on their side. Others are
They're not going to be driving anywhere.
A troubled Grant peers through a windshield, partially caved
in, like some giant head butted the glass. (Think back to Lost
And the group finally approaches the front doors of an
enormous building. As they head up the front steps, we see
something in the distance behind them:
on the high ridge. To fast to see what it was. But too ominous
55 INT. BUILDING LOBBY - DAY 55
Our friends now find themselves in a sparse, one quietly
opulent corporate lobby now in the process of being reclaimed
by the jungle/ Roots and ivy poke through the floor and walls.
In the waiting area, the cushions of a sofas and chairs have been
gnawed at and pulled apart. Dusty coffee mugs and filled
ashtrays lie on the table. The water has turned brackish in a
near by cooler.
Sudden FLAPPING. We look up and see BIRDS nesting in the
rafters. It is an eerie, haunted place.
Eric! Are you here?
All listen for a response. Nothing. Paul and Amanda exchange a
Sitting on the reception counter is an official-looking
telephone. Everyone has the same thought, but no one dares.
What the hell.
Amanda puts the receiver to her ear. Nada.
With Grant in the lead, they head deeper into the building.
Unseen by the group, a fleeting SHADOW flits across the lobby's
dirty windows with terrifying speed.
56 INT. CORRIDOR - DAY 56
A couple vending machines stand at the one end of this long
hallway covered with vines.
Paul notices them and pulls change from his pocket.
Let's see. I've got about a dollar seventy-
five. How about you guys?
Billy SMASHES IN the window of one machine with his boot.
Picking through the glass, he pulls out some candy bars and
chips. He checks the expiration date.
Thank God for preservatives.
He tosses the food to the others.
Paul now turns to his own vending machine and SMASHES it with
his heal. The glass refuses to break.
57 INT. HATCHING LABORATORY 57
Grant and Billy push through a set of doors to see
A CAVERNOUS HATCHING FACILITY
filled with much of the same equipment we recognized from the
first island, although the sheer size of this place dwarfs any
of the facilities seen previously.
As the group walks down the ramp and onto the floor, they begin to
absorb the incredible array of technology: enormous cryonic
freezer, their plug pulled years ago; empty incubators; tanks
of formaldehyde with dinosaur fetuses and body parts.
Machines with intricate tubing and wing arms stand beside
conveyer belts cris crossing the room at different levels.
This is how you make dinosaurs?
This is how you play God.
Billy looks around the lab. He can't help but be impressed.
Okay if I take pictures?
Billy sets his lucky camera back down on the worktable. Two years
from now, astute observers of the DVD will not that Billy
doesn't actually take his camera from the bag; he was carrying
it because there wasn't any room inside.
Billy pulls a new roll of film from the bag and zips it shut.
ACROSS THE LAB
Amanda is passing a large cylindrical tanks with half-formed
embryos floating in formaldehyde -- genetic experiments gone
awry. Finally she reaches
A GIGANTIC MANIFIED RAPTOR HEAD
floating in the one tank.
Something about this specimen catches Amanda’s attention. She
bends forward, getting very close to the glass. She peers right
into the eyes of the nightmarish creature. Then --
AN ACTUAL RAPTOR
lunges at her form behind the tank. She SCREAMS.
Fortunately the raptor can't get between the closely spaced
tanks. Amanda runs.
Back out! Move!
And as the group races through the lab the Raptors find a
larger gap between the tanks.
58 INT. HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS - DAY 58
Paul leads the way, checking the door for possible escape
routes or hiding places. Twenty feet behind,
rounds a corner, bolting after them. Paul ducks in the closest
59 INT. DINO KENNEL - CONTINUOUS - DAY 59
The group slams the door behind them and quickly takes in the
There are several rows of oversized steel cages, apparently
used for containing young dinosaurs. Many of the cage doors are
The group races down a lone aisle. Close behind, the raptor
BURSTS into the room, ROARS.
As the Raptor gains ground, Udesky and Billy run into one of the
open cages, SLAMMING the door behind them.
Grant, Paul and Amanda duck into another. Before they can
swing the cage door shut behind them, however, the raptor SLAMS
into it, driving the door into the cage.
They are forced back against a chain-like wall, trapped in a
small triangle space by the advancing door. The angry
Raptor is now inches away through the cage door.
Then, suddenly, the raptor looks up. We follow its gaze. The top
of their triangular enclose is wide open.
The eager raptor climbs up the chain-like door. Catching the
tail of an idea, Amanda grabs the door and nods to the others.
They push hard on the cage door, swinging it and the raptor
right through the opening of the cage.
Now the raptor is trapped in a small triangular space, the door
going right to the ceiling.
Amanda slides the door's bolt through the chain like wall,
temporarily trapping the dinosaur.
The raptor struggles desperately, GRAWLING AND SNARLING, but
the cage door seems to be holding.
As everyone rushes back to the door.
The raptor begins to make a LOW, HAUNTING MOAN.
As the others head for the door, Grant lingers a step, listening
to the beast's simple melodic cry. It has the same tones as
came from the model resonating chamber.
She's calling for help.
60 EXT. COMPOUND - DAY 60
The group exits the rear of the lab building and finds itself in
a large equipment yard. The CALL of the raptor is still audible
as they head for the tree line.
Now they moan is ANSWERED from distant jungle quarters.
The responses quickly MULTIPLY. To the group's dismay, they
soon find themselves virtually SURROUNDED by raptor CRIES both
distant and near.
Grant looks around with amazement. It's vindication of his
theory on raptor communication, but it couldn't come at a worse
Responding to the growls, a herd of grazing HADROSAURS suddenly
flees across the open space. Then, in the distance behind the
A PACK OF RAPTORS
emerges from the jungles, coming their way.
Head for the trees!
From the lab building, the raptor we left imprisoned now BURSTS
out one of the doors and HOWLS to the pack -- the same cry we
heard in the lab.
The raptor pack moves into the hunting formation. One ALPHA-MALE
RAPTOR. slightly larger than the others, leads the charge up the
Grant risks a looks back. But doesn't stop running.
In an effort to escape the oncoming raptors, Grant leads the
group right into the stampeding heard of hadrosaurs.
Suddenly, all is chaos. Hadrosaurs race past, splitting up the
Letting the others get ahead of him, Grant looks back. Much to
his dismay, the raptors are ignoring the hadrosaurs.
Indeed, the pack weaves its way through the herd -- the raptors
only want them.
In the chaos of the stampede, everyone loses sight of each other.
Up ahead, Billy trips and falls. As he rolls the strap on his
camera bag breaks. He doesn't notice it's missing until he's
already back on his feet and running.
Amanda and Paul keep close to each other. Further back, Grant
spots Billy's fallen camera back. He grabs it as he runs past.
Looking back, Billy sees that Grant now has his back...
They lose sight of each other in the rush.
61-19 OMIT 61-69
69A EXT. EDGE OF THE JUNGLE - DAY 69A
As the hadrosaurs WHIP PAST, Paul and Amanda climb up into a
tree. A raptor leaps at Paul, barely missing his leg.
Trying to pull Paul up, Amanda nearly loses her balance. This
time, Paul catchers her.
Billy climbs up a nearby tree of his own in sight of Paul and Amanda.
Udesky has nearly reached a tree of his own when he finds
by a raptor. He turns to the other way, but finds
THERE ARE MORE RAPTORS.
He picks up a fallen branch as these dinosaurs cautiously
approach. Not more than a few feet away, the leader of the trio
stops, peering at him.
Udesky swings hard, but the dinosaurs feints. From behind him,
another raptor slashes at the back of his legs, severing his
muscles. Udesky CRIES OUT and drops to the ground.
IN THE TREETOPS
Paul, Amanda and Billy can hear him.
He's this way.
From here, the thick branches overlap, forming a kind of
"second floor" above the ground. It's not easy, but you can move
from branch to branch, tree to tree.
ON THE FLOOR
Unable to walk, Udesky attempts to crawl away from the animals.
The effort clearly causes him great pain. Strangely, the
raptors suddenly don't seem interested in him anymore.
Rather, they're "talking" among themselves. Udesky is amazed to
find him self still alive.
Suddenly, one of the raptors SLASHES at him again. But it's
delicately not a mortal blow, just a very painful one. Udesky
CRIES OUT, louder this time.
IN THE TREES
Hearing the new cry, Paul, Amanda and Billy move faster, now
finally seeing Udesky on the ground. He's face-down, barely
moving but still MOANING.
The raptors are gone.
In the lead, Amanda starts to climb down. But Paul grabs her,
holds her back.
It's not safe.
We have to help him.
He's right. A predator wouldn't leave a kill
He's not a kill, he's still alive.
She breaks from Paul's grip and drops to the ground. She's only
a foot away from the tree when
ALL FOUR RAPTORS
lead out from their hiding places. They almost catch her as
Billy and Paul pull her back up on the limb
The raptors stare up at them, angry their plan didn't work.
They couldn’t climb up, so they were trying
to get us to come down.
They set a trap
They actually set a trap.
Bored with waiting, the raptors go back to finish off Udesky,
making a meal out of it. Up in the branches, the survivors are
horrified and sickened.
Then, from the deep in the forest, a new RAPTOR CRY. The feasting
raptors look up, listening, then suddenly run off into the dark
69B EXT. ELSEWHERE IN THE JUNGLE - DAY 69B
Climbing higher in a tree, Grant is just feet above a growing
pack of raptors. He scales one branch, the next, finally
reaching a perch that the dinosaurs can't jump to.
The entire pack is now standing still, watching him. In the
center, the Alpha Male lets out a sort of BARK. Responding to the
cry, the other raptors CALL BACK.
As terrified as he is, he can't help but be fascinated by their
communication. Like a hellish bird song, there's a rhythm to it,
a structure. They're clearly talking about something.
Under his breath, Grant is able to mimic its patterns.
What does that mean? What are you saying?
Of course they can't answer. They just keep using the same
Ready to ditch Billy's camera bag in order to climb higher --
he's had to hold it by the strap -- Grant finds his hand covered
with a runny slime. He looks down at the camera bag, and that's
the source. It's oozing out the bottom.
He unzips the bag to find
A BROKEN RAPTOR EGG
inside, the white and green yolk still dripping from the pieces
of the shell. There's another intact egg beside it.
This is what the raptors where chasing.
God damn you, Billy.
Ever the scientist, Dr. Grant tests a theory even in the face of
danger: he holds up the intact egg so that the raptors can see it.
They suddenly go crazy, howling the same phrase but LOUDER.
It means, "Give us the egg," doesn't it? "We
want the egg."
He gently drops the bag to the ground. Although the raptors are
interested, pulling out the unbroken egg, they're still by no means
placated. The song may have changed, but they still want Grant
They begin to jump at him, eventually, hopping up on each
other’s backs. It's only a matter of time till they reach him.
Grant moves to climb higher, but sees no branches he can reach.
And than he hears the low CREAKING. A CRACK. The branch he's
on is starting to give in.
He looks down at the face of his enemies, knowing he'll be
their next meal. And then,
A SMALL CANISTER
lands at the base of the trees, immediately SPRAYING out a thick
cloud of oily fog. It's the first of
that land in the area, creating a thick cloud. It's not just
smoke though something far more caustic.
As it hits the raptors they immediately recoil, those closest
to the canisters SHRIEKING in pain. Tumbling in the dirt.
There may be a pheremonal element to the mist as well -- they
seem panicked, disoriented.
Pack mentality takes over, and after the first ten raptors take
off running, so do the rest, some tripping over their feet
This may be dino-tear gas, but it's not good for humans either.
Up in the tree, Grant's eyes immediately burn from the vapor
He squints to see through the fog, where he spots
A HUMAN SHAPE
at the edge of the smoke
Come on! They'll be back!
Grant half-climbs, half-falls out of the tree, rushing to get
through the heaviest of the smoke.
A SMALL DIRTY HAND
grabs his, pulling him along.
69C EXT. JUNGLE - LATE DAY 69C
Eyes swollen from the gas. Grant stumbles, barely able to see as
the other person pulls him along. It's only now we can identify
his rescuer as
the boy he was brought to rescue. A lot has changed in the last
eight weeks. It's not just dirt and muck -- he's the filthiest
child you've ever seen -- something primal has come out in him.
69D EXT. INGEN COMPOUND - TWILIGHT 69D
On the far side of the tipped over vehicle, Eric pulls open a
hatch -- his hiding place. The door opens part way.
Eric motions for Grant to follow.
69E INT. INSIDE THE BUNKER - TWILIGHT 69E
Squeezing in sideways -- it's very tight fit -- Grant finds
himself in a space no bigger than the inside of a Datsun. lit by
a small battery-powered lantern. This is where Eric has been
The minute Grant's inside, Eric goes back to work re-sealing
the door. This 13-year old boy has become astonishingly
efficient at staying alive.
The boy holds up a hand. He listens for a moment. He doesn't
hear anything outside.
Eric, your parents are both here.
In Costa Rica?
On the island.
Eric truly can't believe it. He hoped to be rescued but...
They'll never make it. I mean, they can't
manage when the cable goes out.
You'd be surprised what people can do when
they have too.
Eric studies his guest, finally certain he recognizes him.
You're Alan Grant, aren't you?
(off surprised reaction)
I read both of your books.
Which one do you prefer?
The first one. Before you where on the island.
You liked dinosaurs back then.
Back then, they hadn't tried to eat me.
Grant takes a better look around Eric's tiny hideaway,
impressed with what he's been able to scavenge. Among the many
items we see another smoke canister, some battery-powered
lanterns and lots of candy wrappers. This kid's been living on
chocolate for weeks.
When InGen cleared out, they left a lot of
Any weapons, radios?
Eric pulls up a long cattle prod to show Grant.
Found this, but the battery's dead.
It's a wonder you aren't. I'm amazed, Eric. I
barely lasted 30 hours. You lasted eight
The line catches Eric strangely. It's the first moment of true
emotion we've seen him in.
Is that all it's been? I thought it was longer.
(trying to be positive)
The important thing is we both made it.
That's something we have in common.
Eric rips into a candy bar. After a moment, he realizes he
should offer one to his guest as well.
Grant takes it. A lone beat. Than, Grant just has to know...
Did you read Malcolm's book?
What did you think?
I dunno. I mean, it was kind of preachy.
Chaos-this, chaos-that. And like, to me, the
guy seemed kind of high on himself.
That's two things we have in common.
69F EXT. TREETOPS - NIGHT 69F
The trio is where we left them, perched up in the branches.
They're far from safe, but nothing's after them for a
In Billy's eyes, we can see a storm of guilt raging. But he
hasn't said anything. Won't say anything.
We can't just stop looking. Eric and Dr.
Grant are out there somewhere.
I want to find them too, but we can't do a bit
of good right now. For every scary thing we
saw in the daylight, I'll bet there ten times
more of 'em at night.
Am I right?
I don’t know.
I thought you were an expert.
Dr. Grant was.
Well Dr. Grant isn't here, so we're going to
have to figure out what to do ourselves.
Amanda is impressed by her own determinations. A long beat.
So what do we do?
No one has the faintest clue.
69G EXT. DEEP IN THE FOREST - NIGHT 69G
VARIOUS SHOTS; The creatures of Isla Sorna walk past in the
shadows, some looking up at the light in the trees.
Suddenly, one of the creatures is attacked by another. We hear
ROLLING, SNARLING, HISSING, just seeing the outline of the
fight. Just as fast as it began, the fight is over, the winner
snakes on the loser.
69H EXT. TREETOPS - NIGHT (LATER) 69H
Everyone's moved to different branches, trying to settle in for
the night. Paul keeps looking over to the tearful Amanda, about
to say something. He finally does.
I just want you know, Amanda. It's not
your fault what happened.
Amanda looks over, not sure what his absolution.
Eric has always been headstrong, and you
throw Ben Hildebrand into the mix and well...
Well damn it. I don't speak ill of the dead.
What I'm trying to say is, it’s was just a crazy
accident. The exact same thing could have
happened if he was with me. You can't go
beating yourself up about it.
Realizing he's trying his best, Amanda can’t stay angry with
This wouldn't happen if he was with
you. I mean, you drive five miles below the
speed limit. I totaled three cars in fives
That one time was just the bumper.
He would have been, safe. Completely,
entirely, suffocatingly safe.
I would have him to see more of the world than
Enid, Oklahoma. I wanted to see more of the
world than Enid, Oklahoma. And so yes, it's
my fault that this happened. I'm sorry that
you have to be here.
Really looking at her...
I'm not sorry at all.
69I EXT. INGEN COMPOUND - DAY 69I
Morning on Isla Sorna. A low mist hangs tight to the forest
floor as Eric seals up his hideaway for hopefully the last time.
They start walking. Eric pulls something out of his pocket,
shows it off to Grant.
Know what this is?
A raptor claw. I use to have one. A fossil.
Grant hands it back.
Eric is becoming more and more a normal thirteen-year old boy.
There's an innocence to him that's coming back.
How much of this island have you explored?
I stayed pretty close to the compound,
Figured if anyone came to look for me, that's
where they'd start.
We need to head for the coast.
Are you sure?
Closer you get to the water, the bigger
69J EXT. JUNGLE - DAY 69J
Billy and Amanda wait for Paul as he comes out of the bushes,
hiking up his shorts.
Trying to take charge...
We need to stick to the plan. Head for the
What about Eric and Dr. Grant?
Going to the coast was Alan's idea. If he's
alive, that’s where he's headed.
What about Eric?
Billy represses his instinct to say Eric's dead.
He's probably has a better chance by the coast
as it is. Figures that all the big dinosaurs
would live in the center of the island.
69K EXT. JUNGLE - DAY 69K
As Grant and Eric walk, both stop, hearing a strange sound. But
for a change, it's not an ominous one.
It's a human one.
A phone is RINGING, very faintly. Without a word to each other,
Grant and Eric decide its coming from the right.
69L EXT. JUNGLE - CONTUNUOUS DAY 69L
Paul is picking the briars out of his socks as they hike,
risking tripping on every step. Then Amanda stops short. She's
the first to hear it:
THE SAME RINGING.
After a beat, everyone else can hear it too. And recongnition
finally lights on Paul's face...
Suddenly, Paul frantically searches his pockets as the others
You had the phone the whole time?
Where is it?
I don't know. I don't have it with me.
When did you have it last?
I don't remember
And Paul wracks his memory...
The plane. I got a call on the plane, put it in
my coat pocket, and...
Bust suddenly, he stops, his face is lighting with an awful
realization. Amanda couldn’t bear the wait...
I loaned it to Nash. He must have had it on
him when he...
The hideous implication of his words slowly sink in.
69M EXT. JUNGLE - DAY 69M
Still following the faint RINGING, Grant and Eric turn to find
moving through the low trees. We recognize it as the back of a
spinosaurus. We might think it's any random spinosaurus,
except for the RINGING coming from somewhere inside it.
Grant and Eric press back against a tree, keep perfectly
still as they hear the THOOOOMB, THOOOOMB, THOOOMB of the
creature's footsteps reverberating. It's tail RUSTKES against
It's moving behind them, and it's close.
We hear the RINGING move from left to right as it passes. So
far, its has no idea they're there.
Looking across the clearing, Eric is startled to see
PAUL AND AMANDA
are no more than 20 yards away, also hiding. An involuntary
reflex, Eric calls out...
Grant immediately covers the boy’s mouth. But it's to late.
The dinosaur has stopped. We still can't see it. We don't know how
close it is.
Paul and Amanda spot Eric with Grant. They're a thousand
emotions at once: relieved, disbelieving, terrified, overjoyed.
They want to run to him, to yell out to him, but the monster is
Grant takes his hand off Eric's mouth. They both stay
All this time, the sat-phone is RINGING.
Than it stops.
And after an agonizing beat, the beast moves. At first we're
not sure which direction it's headed, but finally we can tell
its moving away.
Once the sail is finally out of sight, Eric breaks from Grant's
hold and dashes to his parents' arms. They coop him up. Hug
him, kiss him, their affection unquenchable. He's crying.
Sweetheart, you're okay.
Never had a doubt. Never did. Us Kirby men,
we stick around, huh?
Looking at her grubby son, Amanda licks her shirttail, trying
to rub his face clean.
Honey, there's not enough spit in the world
She LAUGHS. It's the first times she's laughed in two months.
Billy crosses the distance to Grant.
We need to keep moving.
Alan, I want to tell you that I'm so sorry
Billy, I can't talk to you now.
He walks off. Billy follows him.
Please, okay? Just yell at me. Call me an
idiot. An asshole. Stupid. Tell me I screwed
up because I know I did.
Grant doesn't respond.
I thought if we could get a raptor back
to the mainland, we could get serious money
for it. Enough to fund the digging for 10
years. More. Whatever it took.
Grant shakes his head, disgusted, But doesn't stop.
You have to believe me. I did it with the
(finally turning on him)
Some of the worst things imaginable have
been done with the best intentions. You
rushed in with no thought to the
consequences, to yourself or anyone else.
You're no better than the people who built
Grant keeps walking, leaving Billy with his guilt.
70 INT. CANYON BUILDING - DAY 70
The group enters a structure with giant windows designed to
look into the canyon beyond -- only there's nothing to see but a
Toward the center of the room, a spiral staircase that leads to
a lower level.
With Billy lagging, Grant approaches the stairs and peers down
the circular opening in the floor. There is not much to see, just
fog, a glint of sunlight.
71 EXT. RIVER CANYON - DAY 71
Step by step, Grant leads the group down a rusty spiral
staircase below the observation room. The stairs end in a lower
level. Although we're technically outside, this whole place feel
There's a thick fog at this level -- clouds, really -- but far
below we can see the river. And at its banks, a barge.
We climb down to the barge and follow the
river out to the ocean. With any luck, the
Costa Rican coast guard will pick us up.
Then we go home?
Then we go home.
Grant leads everyone down a RAMP to --
72 EXT. LANDING - DAY 72
A catwalk branches off, a SET OF STAIRS continuing down the
along the canyon wall.
Grant starts down the stairs. He's only taken a few steps down
the rusty staircase suddenly
BREAKS BENEATH HIS FEET.
Paul grabs him in the nick of time. The staircase vanish into
the fog. CLANFING AGAINST the canyon wall. After a few more
seconds of silence, they hear the CRASH far below.
Grant nods and looks in the other direction.
How about if we try this way?
Their only other option is a precarious catwalk that
disappears into the mist.
Do you think it goes all the way across?
One way to find out.
The only way to get his-near-fall is to push ahead. But his
stomach turns at being so high.
Amanda follows. The catwalk creaks and groans, listing
slightly. She freezes mid-stride.
We'd better do this one at a time.
Amanda steps of and Grant carefully pushes forward,
disappearing into the thick fog.
The others listen to the CREAKING of the catwalk until it STOPS
More silence. Then, out of the fog, a distant voice call out --
Come on over. One at a time.
Amanda steps tentatively forwards. Eric is clinging to her.
Eric, its okay. You'll be right behind me.
We're not going anywhere, I promise.
As Paul holds Eric, and Amanda shares a look.
We're all together now, Eric.
Eric reluctantly releases her mother. Amanda starts to cross.
73 EXT. REVER CANYON - FAR WALL - DAY 73
Grant has stopped at a lateral support across the
catwalk, trying to get the sense of where they are and what
purpose this place may have served.
Seeing that the support beams are brace high arched walls of steal
mesh, it becomes obvious that we are inside this vast
Amanda emerges from the mist and turns back to the catwalk.
Okay! Come on, Eric!
74 EXT. LANDING - DAY 74
Eric is next to go across. He's still tentative.
How 'bout if I...
No, I can do it.
Billy and Paul look on as Eric disappears into the vapor.
(muttering to himself)
That's it Eric. Nice and easy...
75 EXT. CATWALK - DAY 75
Eric slowly gropes his way forward. He feels a GUST OF WIND and
a HEAVY THUD ahead on the catwalk which now sways beneath
Regaining his balance, Eric peers forward, but the fog prevents
him from seeing more than fifteen feet ahead. There is an EERIE
SILENCE. Eric calls out timidly.
75A EXT. RIVER CANYON - FAR WALL - DAY 75A
Across the canyon, Grant moves across the later support. With
his hand on the railing, he sends a white, hardened substance
dropping into the mist.
Looking up, Grant notices a large strut, covered with the same
substance. Realizing what it could be.
Oh, my God.
What is it?
A bird cage.
Then, the sound of Eric SCREAMING.
75B EXT. CATWALK - DAY 75B
Eric watches as A LOOMING SHAPE emerges from the fog -- a
nightmarish vision stalking purposefully forward.
A FULL GROWN PTERANODON,
standing over seven feet high, walks upright on clawed feet, his
thirty foot wings folded bat-like at his side.
The creature sees Eric and fixes him with a demonic glare.
Eric CRIES OUT and dashes back down the teetering catwalk.
The Pteranodon ruses to its feet, spreads its thirty-foot wings
and flies directly at him.
AT THE OTHER END OF THE CATWALK
Hearing Eric's SCREAMS, Paul charges onto the catwalk,
searching in the fog.
It won't hold!
emerges from the fog, racing toward his father. And then
swoops out of the fog, opens its giant rear claws, and snatches
the terrified boy from the catwalk.
Paul Kirby watches in stunned, abject horror as the Pteranodon
carries Eric directly overhead --
The flying reptile struggles with the boy's weight. Paul
watches helplessly as Eric is carried high across the canyon.
Paul runs back alone the catwalk in a desperate attempt to keep
Eric in sight.
Billy stays behind, moving back up the platform to try to
keep the dinosaur in view. With a new idea, he races back up the
stairs to the observation room. He has a way to save Eric.
When he reaches the canyon wall, Paul turns a corner and runs
along another enclosed catwalk leading deeper into the canyon.
Grant and Amanda now come pounding down the catwalk trying to
catch up with Paul.
Paul! Where is he? Can you see him?
I'm trying! That thing took him down this
carries Eric deeper into the canyon. The creature's wings beat
steadily overhead, and the WIND is fierce. Eric looks down and
sees the river far below.
The Pteranodon swoops over an isolated outcropping of rocks at
the end of the canyon and drops Eric into --
75C EXT. PTERANODON NEST - DAY 75C
A large bowl of mud and branches the size of a satellite dish.
Eric lands right on top of a pile of dinosaur bones picked
clean. Mixed among is one human skull.
Before Eric has time to cry out, he looks up to find
SIX PTERANODON HATCHLINGS
closing in on him with sharp-edged beaks.
He picks up the human skull and whips it to the hatchlings.
They easily duck it and keep coming.
76 EXT. OBSERVATION ROOM - CONTINUOUS DAY 76
Grant looks up to see Billy leaning out over the edge of the
observation platform. He suddenly realizes what Billy is about
Billy SHOUTS BACK, an excited-terrified grin on his face.
I CAN GET HIM!
I KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES!
Billy jumps off the railing and
DROPS TOWARDS THE CANYON BELOW.
Grant, Paul and Amanda watch as Billy FALLS past them like a
stone, plummeting towards certain death. But then --
THE PARASAIL CHUTE
blossoms above him.
Not only does it slows Billy's descent, but he even manages to
catch an updraft and begin to rise.
He struggles to control the parasail, swooping dangerously
close to the canyon wall, barely avoiding it.
Up ahead he catches sight of Eric and steers towards him.
77-80 OMIT 77-80
81 EXT. PTERANODON NEST - DAY 81
Eric struggles to keep away from the hatchlings. But there's
no way out of this nest.
Billy SWOOPS overhead, but he's too high to reach Eric.
ERIC! HOLD ON!
He circles around to make another attempt.
82 EXT. ENCLOSED CATWAY - DAY 82
Paul rounds the corner and finally catches sight of Eric in the
nest, some fifty feet below, fighting off the hatchlings.
Hang on, Eric!
Paul sees an outcropping he could jump onto from here. It's a
big leap, though, he might not make it. He steels himself up for
the jump, then chickens out.
Grant and Amanda come up behind him. Suddenly,
A SECOND PTERANODON
CRASH LANDS on the catwalk enclosure about them -- right next
to a gaping hole in the mesh. The catwalk GROANS with the
The pteranodon JAMS its head through the hole, SNAPPING at
83 EXT. CANYON - IN THE AIR - DAY 83
Billy circles, making his approach.
In the nest, Eric kicks at the hatchlings, but they're
undeterred. Billy and Eric will only have one chance.
As Billy swoops past, Eric jumps and grabs onto his boot. He is
yanked up and out of the nest. But than, MOTHER PTERANODON
shoots past, tearing out a piece of the parasail in its beak.
84-85 OMIT 84-85
86 EXT. OVER THE RIVER - DAY 86
The pteranodon who landed on the top of the catwalk continues to
SNAP through the hole in the enclosure.
Finally the reptile's massive weight proves to much, and the
entire section of the catwalk BREAKS FREE of the canyon wall
and FLIPS OVER LATERALLY.
Amanda, Grant and Paul are able to hang on, but so is the
pteranodon, who now climbs their way.
87 OMIT 87
88 EXT. OVER THE RIVER - DAY 88
His parasail badly damaged, Billy tries to keep aloft. Heading
as low as he dares, he yells to Eric --
Terrified, Eric falls into the river safely. He surfaces,
immediately swimming to shore.
Trying to gain altitude, Billy bends hard to the right. But the
rigging is too badly damaged. He flies right into the canyon
wall, hitting hard.
Instead of tumbling down to the river, he finds himself
swinging from his harness - the parasail snagged on a rock
spire above him.
89 EXT. BROKEN CATWALK - DAY 89
Paul, Grant and Amanda struggle to stay away from the
pteranodon as it moves towards them.
Suddenly. the far end of this inverted section of catwalk
detaches from the canyon wall and
The force of the action sends the three tumbling directly
towards the pteranodon.
Miraculously, they manage to avoid its open beak. But they
are all sent plummeting toward the river below.
90 EXT. RIVER - DAY 90
They hit the water hard, resurfacing moments later. The
current is carrying them downstream.
91 EXT. CANYON WALL - DAY 91
The two pteranodons who were pursuing Billy now land on nearby
ledges and consider how best to dispatch their prey.
Billy frantically tries to unhook his harness, but the tension
is so tight from his own weight that he can't loosen the
92-93 OMIT 92-93
94 EXT. RIVER BANK - DAY 94
Paul and Amanda emerge from the water by the canyon wall and
find their son hiding behind a rock, searching the skies for
Amanda takes Eric tightly in her arms, and Paul urges them to
keep moving. Up ahead, the mesh of the aviary meets the river.
Wading the shore, Grant now scans the canyon, searching for
Billy. It doesn't take long to spot him.
95 EXT. CANYON WALLL - DAY 95
Billy continues to struggle with the harness but to no avail.
The doomed young man is suspended high up on the canyon wall
like a modern Prometheus, an entire FLOCK of pteranodons
gathering around him preparing to peck away his liver. And
A MAMMOTH PTERANADON has landed beside him and looks him
straight in the eye.
The gigantic creature lunges at him. Billy dodges away as best
he can. The pteranodon's frustrated bite severs a crucial
juncture on Billy's harness, and Billy is able to wriggle free.
96 EXT. RIVER BANK - DAY 96
Eric, Amanda, Paul and Grant watch in amazement as Billy is the
last to PLUNGE DOWN into the river.
He made it!
Billy bobs to the surface and spots the group downstream. He
waves and begins to swim towards them. Soon he nears the shore
and gets to his feet, wading as he comes.
Grant, Paul, Amanda and Eric hurry to meet him.
Grant is overjoyed to see him alive. But his smile quickly
fades as he sees
THE ENTIRE FLOCK OF PTERANODONS
diving down from above in angry pursuit of their lost prey.
Billy, look out!
Billy glances behind him. He races forward, motioning fro his
companions to turn around.
Get back! Get back!
Just then Billy is knocked down by the lead pteranodon. It
strikes from behind with a brutal, calculated beak to the head.
Billy stumbles and falls to the ground.
Grant rushes forward with Paul right after him. Amanda takes
Eric to safety down river.
Billy SCREAMS as the ENTIRE FLOCK of pteranodons now swarms
around him, picking him apart with their beaks and claws.
It's no use, Dr. Grant. No use.
Grant can't take his eyes off Billy, whose BLOOD stains the
water rushing by.
And now several pteranodons are heading their way. Difficult
as it is to leave Billy behind, Grant and Paul make a run for it.
Just as the pteranodons are about to swoop in for the kill, Alan
and Paul dive back into the river...
97 EXT. THE RIVER - CONTINUOUS DAY 97
...and resurfaces on the far side of the mesh aviary wall, GASPING
for air. Just behind them, the mammoth
CRASHES into the mesh. It tears at the steel, actually ripping
it in one place.
At the dock up ahead, Amanda and Eric have found a rusty,
waterlogged barge that's somehow still floating. Carrying a
tarp-covered cage, the boat was meant for transporting dinos
up and down the river.
Amanda pushes them away from the dock as Alan and Paul climb
98 EXT. ON THE BARGE - CONTINUOUS DAY 98
The current takes the craft downstream, letting us get our
first good look at the incredible
It's a vast, domed mesh structure that spans the entire canyon.
In all, a feat of remarkable engineering and unmistakable
Catching their breath, our four survivors look at the cage they
were caught in.
99 EXT. DOWN RIVER - DAY / LATER 99
Yanking the starter rope one final time, Paul finally gets the
engine to turn over, PUTTERING along. Amanda is beside him,
My own kid was right in front of me and I
didn't do a damn thing.
You couldn't have made that jump.
I should have tried. It should have been me
on that beach back there, not Billy.
How would you have helped Eric?
(he can't answer)
He needs you, Paul. He needs us.
He could have died.
But he didn't. And neither did you. And I'm
glad about that.
99A UP ON THE BOW 99A
Grant is beside Eric, keeping watch, but also feeling the weight
of Billy's death.
Do you have any kids?
No. Although I've studied them in the wild.
Eric looks over, not sure what that means.
I have a theory that there's two kinds of
boys. Those who want to be astronomers and
those who want to be astronauts.
I want to be an astronaut.
See, I was the opposite. I never understood
why anyone would want to go into space. It's
so dangerous. You do one thing wrong and
you're dead. The astronomer -- or the
paleontologist -- get to study these amazing
things from a place of complete safety. And
truthfully, everything you really need to
learn, you can learn it from the ground.
But then you never get to go in space.
Exactly. The difference between imagining
how things might be and seeing how they
really are. To be able to touch them. That's
what Billy wanted to do.
The barge starts to round a bend. On the bow, Grant and Eric
are the fist to see something remarkable. Eric GASPS,
unprepared. We don't know yet what they see.
I can blame the people who made this island.
But I can't blame the people who want to see
it. To study it.
At the rear of the barge, Paul just now sees what's ahead. Awe-
struck, he slows the motor and motions for Amanda to take a
look. And so do we.
The setting sun illuminates an incredible valley filled with
dinosaurs. We see armored ANKYLOSAURS with clubbed
tails. Duck-billed CORYTHOSAURS. We float under the gigantic,
arching necks of eighty-foot BRACHIOSAURS.
With the mist from the river and the play of light, we're
witnessing a kind of primal Eden.
How's a boy suppose to resist this?
100 EXT. FURTHER DOWNSTREAM - NIGHT 100
A FULL MOON passes behind clouds. THUNDER quietly rumbles, and
LIGHTNING flickers in the distance.
Paul is still at the wheel. The river is narrower here, and
cautions must be taken to avoid the banks.
As the barge begins to round another bend. a FAMILIAR HIGH-
PITCHED SOUND pierces the darkness. Muffled but unmistakable,
it is the RINGING SAT-PHONE.
All exchange looks of sheer PANIC, expecting Spinosaurus to
leap out at any moment. Grant scans the river banks.
Paul cuts the motor, and time seems to stop as the four stand
posed for action.
The barge finishes rounding the curve, and the ringing grows
LOUDER. The suspense is excruciating until finally...
Their eyes widen at some horrifying sight, more horrifying
than anything they've yet seen.
SEVEN MOUNDS OF DINOSAUR DUNG sit on the patch off treeless flat
ground just beyond the river bank.
As our friends consider the sight, an idea comes to them all of them
With Eric still in the boat, Amanda, Paul, and Alan jump into
the river and rush to the bank.
101 EXT. RIVER BANK - CONTINUOUS - NIGHT 101
The three companions sprint towards the source of the RINGING.
Find it before it stops ringing!
And bracing themselves and hocking their breath, they PLUNGE
their arms into their respective dung-heaps. After a few
moments of this disgusting search...
I've got something. I think I've got
All turn to Paul. Clearing away the clinging defecation, he
holds up to a beeper. And still the phone RINGS.
Returning to their bleak task, they shovel the excrement with
their arms. Finally:
I've got it! I've got it!
Grant snatches the RINGING SAT-PHONE from Amanda's hands,
presses a button, and puts it to his ear.
RECORDED VOICE (ON PHONE)
You too can own a time share in beautiful
Guadalajara. Enjoy a meal in one of our four
star restaurants, explore our coral reefs, or
just walk on the beach...
The Kirby’s hear the recorded voice and let out a collective,
heavy sigh. Grant shuts off the phone.
In all the excitement, none of them notice a fierce horned
CARNOTAUR right behind them. The giant creature ROARS, ready
to eat them.
But as it gets in close, it smells them. Even a dinosaur won't
eat something that is covered in shit. After a beat, the
Carnotaur turns and walks away, back into the jungle.
Can't help but be a little offended.
102 EXT. BACK ON THE BARGE - NIGHT 102
CLOSE ON the cleaned satellite phone's display. The battery
level indicator is FLASHING.
Whatever you do, don't call the U.S. Embassy.
They won't do a God Damn thing.
Well, we don't exactly have a Costa Rican
phone book here, so it will have to be
somebody we know in the states. Someone we
can absolutely count on to send help.
I wouldn't trust Stan with a snowball in a
Paul glares at her. Now Eric notices something odd in the
The others look down in the murky water. Just below the
A SHIMMERING WAVE OF SILVER
passes beneath the boat.
Then a SINGLE FISH jumps from the water. And another. And
Something must've scared them.
Another roll of THUNDER, this time much closer.
Get the motor going.
Paul moves the motor and pulls the start cord. The engine
sputters but won't come to life.
And now the phone BEEPS. The battery is getting even weaker.
Grant makes a quick decision and DIALS.
Who are you calling?
But Grant ignores the question. RING. RING.
Pick up! Pick up!
103 INT. ELLIE'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT 103
Wearing his jammies, three-year old Charlie awkwardly picks up
the phone with both hands. He has the mouthpiece next to his
lips, but the earpiece is hanging out in space.
Recognizing who it must be...
Charlie? Charlie. Get your mother. Right
A long silence. Charlie bites his lip, looks around.
Charlie? Are you there?
The sat-phone BEEPS again, this time much LOUDER.
Amanda and Eric watch Grant, realizing their fate may hang on
this single call. Paul struggles without success to start the
Then, unseen by the group, a
rises from the water just fifty yards from the barge. It's
headed right to them and closing fast.
Charlie! It's the dinosaur man! Go get
Not sure what to do with the phone, Charlie makes a logical
choice and hangs it back up.
He walks away to his mom.
104 EXT. BARGE - NIGHT [END INTERCUTTING] 104
Grant realizes he's been cut off. He's about to redial when
The barge is RAMMED, sending everyone tumbling. Grant manages
to stay on top of the wheelhouse, but he loses grip on the
phone, which falls on deck.
rises from the water, towering over the barge. As lightning
FLASHES and thunder CRACKS, the dinosaur lets out an ear-
It lunges at Grant with gaping jaws. Grant leaps out of
the way just in time as the dinosaur
the entire wheelhouse.
105 INT. ELLIE'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT 105
Charlie leads Ellie into the room. Hands her the phone. Of
course, it's just a DIAL TONE.
Was somebody on the phone?
Ellie looks at him with confusion, then quickly checks the
Caller ID box besides the phone. It's international, and not a
number she recognizes.
106 EXT. THE BARGE - NIGHT 106
Grant stays one step ahead of the Spinosaurus as the beast rips
apart the quickly-sinking boat.
It spits out the wheelhouse and bites down on the stern of the
boat, ripping off a chunk.
Grant is heading up to the other three when he hears the sat-
phone RING. He spots it, just about to fall into the water.
Dives for it, answering...
106A INT. ELLIES LIVING ROOM - NIGHT 106A
She can hear the Spinosaurus ROAR.
But he's cut off by a SECOND ROAR, the sound of someone
And then the line goes dead.
Ellie pales. Charlie looks at her with a smile.
106B EXT. BACK ON THE BARGE - NIGHT 106B
Dropping the dead phone, Grant scrambles towards the front of
the boat and joins Paul, Amanda and Eric, who have taken refuge
in the dinosaur cage.
The fearsome beast now lifts the stern of the boat clear out of
The cage SCRAPES across the deck and SLAMS into the gunwale,
toppling off the barge and
INTO THE RIVER.
Grant and the Kirby’s are still inside.
107 EXT. THE RIVER - UNDERWATER - NIGHT 107
The cage sinks. The closest to the door, Paul manages to get out.
The other three aren't as lucky. The cage rotates as it descends
and lands on the river bottom with the door side down, trapping
In the cold murky depths, they pull frantically on the bars.
Debris and equipment float around them.
Paul surfaces out of the breath and disoriented. Spinosaurus
pushes past the boat. If anyone is going to save his family, it
has to be him.
And so he dives.
Pushing with all his might, he manages to tip the heavy
structure, just enough so Amanda, Eric and Grant can get out.
Paul himself isn't so lucky.
Spinosaurus grabs the cage and Paul, throwing both straight up
out of the water. Paul flies twenty feet away, further from the
Spinosaurus is going after the heroic Mr. Kirby, who dives,
swimming underwater. He's trying to lead it away from his
He points to a heavy crane assembly, designed for lifting cages
off the large boats. Now well accustomed to fleeing on
command, Amanda sends Eric up first, climbing the scaffolding
like a jungle gym.
All the while, they're trying to spot Paul.
Grant is the last to climb, reaching the first section as
Spinosaurus returns from the water, SLAMMING into the base of
the crane. The whole assembly SHUDDERS, threatening to rip into
Just hold on.
Try as it might, the beast can't climb the crane. So instead it
RAMS it, SHAKES it, trying to knock them off. Eric slips, but
Amanda catches him.
About to shed his bag to climb higher, Grant finds one last
hope. It's the resonation chamber model. A beat before he
decides: It may not be the best choice, but it's the only choice.
He blows through it, the same EERIE PITCH we heard before. On
the third try, he's able to approximate the "egg" cry he heard
the raptors give. He keeps it up, repeating over and over.
Spinosaurus stops for a beat, confused How this sound could be
coming from a non-raptor. But then keeps SMASHING.
We can hear the mounting bolts STRAIN. Soon the whole crane
But not before a MATCHING CRY is heard in the jungle. Grant
stops, not certain he heard it. But there it is AGAIN.
He keeps blowing.
The crane is close to tipping when a single RAPTOR appears
from the darkness, CHIRP-BARKING at the Spinosaur, who simply
But then MORE RAPTORS come. And even MORE. Soon there are
dozens gathering, circling.
Grant stops signaling. All three survivors watch with
horrified fascination, knowing their fate is perilous no matter
which side wins.
Looking at his adversaries, Spinosaurus ROARS. And suddenly
the raptors attack.
Spinosaurus easily handles the first few, but like ants they
just keep coming. They climb up his back, slicing, into him with
their razor-sharp claws.
Jump! Swim for the far shore!
All three drop from the crane arm into the water.
Meanwhile, the fight continues. Spinosaurus rallies, shaking
off many of the raptors, but they just keep coming. Their
hooked claws dig in, scraping the meat to the bone.
Spinosaurus puts up a brave fight to the end, but finally
collapses, dead. The raptors continue to shred it to ribbons.
Then one of the raptors looks over to see the survivors
But a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. It goes back to
107A EXT. FAR SHORE - NIGHT 107A
Grant is trying to move them along. still headed downstream.
But Eric won't budge another foot.
We have to keep looking for Dad. We have to.
I know. I know. I want to look for him too.
then we should...
She kneels down, facing him. She's just as upset as he is, but
motherhood carries the burden of remaining calm.
Let me tell you a few things about you Dad,
okay? He's very very very clever, very very brave,
and he loves you ever very much.
He loves you too.
Okay. He loves us very very much. And I know
that right now more than anything, your Dad
would want to know that we're safe. Okay?
We're going to get out of this, and
everything's going to be all right, I promise.
Listen to your mother.
Out of the darkness steps Paul Kirby. Amanda is knocked over
with surprise. Eric runs to him, nearly tackling him.
Good thing I've been swimming, huh?
Amanda hugs him and Eric so tightly they can't breath.
108-109 OMIT 108-109
110 EXT. BEACH - DAY 110
The foursome sit back on the wide beach, one facing
each direction, keeping watch. A light rain is falling, but they
don't seem to notice.
Trying to keep his boy's spirit up...
You remember when we went fishing last
summer? And I was trying to put the boat in
and the trailer sank? And then the tow truck
came and tried to pull it out, but it got
dragged in? And the truck driver threatened
to knock your Dad's lights out? So I said I
was the governor and he believed me?
Eric really smiles, remembering the day.
Amanda is smiling too. She had completely forgotten the
That was a fun day.
To Paul, after some consideration....
We should try fishing again.
You mean it?
I do. It's worth another shot. And who knows?
Things might turn out differently.
Her hand takes his, gently brushing off the wet sand, fingertips
touching. It's a small thing, but it's a start.
Sensing his cue to leave, Grant gets up and starts walking down
the beach. Eric hurries to follow him. He speaks
conspiratorially, not wanting to alarm his parents.
The lady you called, how do you know she can
She's the one person I could always count on.
And she's saved me more times than she
realizes. I owe her everything.
A long beat as they walk.
It's strikes me now I never told her that.
As they keep walking, Grant notices something rammed against
the rocks ahead. It's a speedboat, its hull ripped open from the
And it's not just any boat either -- it's the same Dino-Soar
boat that was pulling the parasail. Eric hasn’t seen it yet, so
Grant stops him.
Eric, do you know what happened to the boat?
that brought you here? Why did it crash?
No. I couldn't see.
Do me a favor. Go back to your parents for a
minute, would you?
They look worried.
Eric nods and heads back to Paul and Amanda. Grant forges on,
approaching the speedboat wreckage. He doesn't know what he'll
find, but he needs to look.
Almost reaching his parents, Eric stops. Looks out over the
ocean, where he sees
He doesn't say anything for a moment, trying to make sure
they're real. They are. And they're coming closer.
They look up to see the distant lights, just now making out
He SHOUTS with joy. Paul, Amanda and Eric wave their arms,
making as much motion as possible. The helicopters -- big
military choppers -- change direction, heading straight for
Paul and Amanda embrace, then kiss, the moment getting the best
AT THE SPEEDBOAT
Grant looks in, prepared to see anything in the wreckage. But
the cabin is surprisingly intact, just a little blood. There are
three gashes on the driver's seat back. Grant measures their
spacing with his fingers.
Dr. Grant! Helicopters are coming!
Grant looks down to the wet sand around him, finding a trail of
No we're not.
THE FIRST CHOPPER.
flies right overhead. Paul and Amanda are confused, until the
second helicopter starts to land -- the first on is there to
Grant YELLS at the first chopper, trying to wave it away. But
the noise of the blades is DEAFENDING.
NO! STAY BACK! THEY'RE IN THE TREES!
At the treeline, the upper branches are shaking. At first, it
looks like it's just the wind off the chopper, but
something more is happening.
flies up out of the trees, the first of twenty. It's a gorgeous
and terrifying sight.
110A INT. FIRST CHOPPER - DAWN 110A
Terrified, the Costa Rican CHOPPER PILOT veers away, but the
pteranodons are already on him. They SMASH at the windows,
grabbing on the skids, The chopper rolls wildly.
One over-eager pteranodon sticks his head up to high, getting
decapitated by the blade.
110B EXT. BEACH - DAWN 110B
As the second chopper touches down on the beach, Eric, Amanda
and Paul load in. Grant is running their way.
110C EXT. BY THE TREES - DAWN 110C
Meanwhile, the first copper is losing the battle even as it
climbs higher. The helicopter suddenly tips, falling, SMASHING
into the trees with a massive fireball.
110D INT. SECOND CHOPPER - DAWN 110D
Seeing the explosion, the SECOND CHOPPER PILOT takes off. Eric,
Amanda and Paul are on board, but Grant is still running up.
The helicopter passes right over him.
(to the pilot)
You have to go back! We can't leave him!
Seeing a ladder release by the door, Paul throws the lever. A cord-
and-steel-ladder unfurls, dragging across the sand.
110E EXT. THE BEACH - DAWN 110E
Grant chases after us, catching a rung just as it goes over the
water. Behind him, pteranodons are circling the wreckage of
the first chopper and starting to go after the second.
Buffeted by the wind, Grant climbs the ladder up towards the
chopper. A pteranodon flies up right behind him, trying to
bite. It catches Grant's shoulder.
Grant spins to the far side of the ladder. The pteranodon goes
to bite him again, but finds it head caught between the rungs.
As it tries to free itself, it just gets more entangled.
The entire ladder starts to lift, caught by the updraft from the
110F INT. SECOND CHOPPER - DAWN 110F
Up with the pilot, Amanda sees the other pteranodons are headed
back to the island, unable to keep up.
They're not following.
In back, Paul and Eric get the ladder mechanism to begin to
retract. It reels Grant in faster. It also reels in the
pteranodon, which may be caught, but is still plenty dangerous.
As Grant reaches the cabin, they shut off the ladder engine.
The pteranodon is still working its way free, pulling itself closer
(shouting over the noise)
We have to cut it! Find something sharp!
Everyone checking the cabin for a knife, anything sharp.
Finally, Eric hands Grant the raptor claw.
Grant uses it to rip the line. The fibers break and fray, but
the pteranodon keeps coming closer.
Paul throws a wrench at the pteranodon, WHACKING it straight
in the head. It felt good, and damn if it didn't slow it down a
Grant has cut through the cord. He started on the second when
the pteranodon SNAPS at him, going for his hand. There's
nowhere for Grant to cut without the pteranodon getting him.
And idea, Grant very deliberately places in his hand on the line,
pulling away at the last moment. The pteranodon itself bites
through the line.
110G EXT. OCEAN - DAWN 110G
The pteranodon falls away from the helicopter, catching wind
just before it hits the water.
It circles and flies back to Isla Sorna.
As horrifying as the creature was a moment ago, it's suddenly
beautiful again. Each motion of its giant wings is a small
110H INT. COPPER / FLYING - DAWN 110H
Sitting between his parents, Eric looks back at the island in
What do you think is going to happen with the
The population will Stabilize eventually.
They'll adapt to fit different roles.
ON PAUL AND AMANDA
Either that, or the government will firebomb
it back to the Stone Age.
I would completely support that.
ON ERIC AND GRANT
looking back at the island.
I hope they don't. I want to come back
And Dr. Grant realizes...
So do I.
EXT. OCEAN – DAWN
The helicopter flies away across the ocean, leaving the island behind.