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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This Spoils the Ending
In the Book In the Movie
   Ed Regis is killed by the young Tyrannosaur. Ed Regis is not in the movie, nor is the young Tyrannosaur.
   Gennaro survives. Gennaro is killed by the Tyrannosaur after he runs out of the car.
   In the end, the island is demolished by the Costa Rican Air Force. The remaining survivors flee the island by helicopter, the fate of the island left open.
   Tim is older than his sister, Lex. Tim is younger than his sister, Lex.
   Tim is a computer genius. Lex is the computer genius.
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