What's the Difference between Jurassic Park the Book and Jurassic Park the Movie?

Action Adventure

Jurassic Park

62%
Released: 1990
Author: Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park

38%
Released: 1993
Director: Steven Spielberg
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In the Book In the Movie
Dr. Alan Grant
Dr. Alan Grant
Portrayed by: Sam Neill
Dr. Ian Malcolm
Dr. Ian Malcolm
Portrayed by: Jeff Goldblum
John Hammond
John Hammond
Portrayed by: Richard Attenborough
Ed Regis
This Character does not appear.
Dr. Ellie Satler
Dr. Ellie Satler
Portrayed by: Laura Dern
John Arnold
John "Ray" Arnold
Portrayed by: Samuel L Jackson
Donald Gennaro
Donald Gennaro
Portrayed by: Martin Ferrero
Robert Muldoon
Robert Muldoon
Portrayed by: Bob Peck
Dr. Gerry Harding
Dr. Gerry Harding
Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy
Portrayed by: Joseph Mazzelo
Alexis "Lex" Murphy
Alexis "Lex" Murphy
Portrayed by: Ariana Richards
Dr. Henry Wu
Dr. Henry Wu
Portrayed by: B.D. Wong
Dennis Nedry
Dennis Nedry
Portrayed by: Wayne Knight
Jurassic Park Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Donald Gennaro is described as short and muscular. He is brave and survives his encounter with a raptor. Donald Gennaro is not muscular and is cowardly. He dies after leaving Tim and Lex alone.
   Robert Muldoon survives. Robert Muldoon is killed by raptors.
   Dr. Ian Malcolm is weak and is thrown around like a doll by Gennaro in the book. Dr. Ian Malcolm is stronger in the book, also all of Gennaro's muscle from the book went to Malcolm in the movie.
   Ed Regis is killed by the young Tyrannosaur. Ed Regis is not in the movie, nor is the young Tyrannosaur.
   Grant and the kids encounter an aviary on their way back to the visitor's center. This does not happen.
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