Jurassic Park


Peel away the layers of hype and get to the source of what is actually real with The True Storythe show that explores the truth behind well known movies and movie characters. Was Indiana Jones inspired by an American adventurer or a German Grail Hunter? What really happened in the Amityville Horror House? And was it the Untouchables, and their leader Eliot Ness, who successfully put Al Capone behind bars – as depicted in the movie – or someone else entirely? Now, in its third year this series uncovers the actual stories and characters behind Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, Jurassic Park, Jaws and Titanic. This series of documentaries has been shown on UK’s Channel 4, USA’s History Channel and Smithsonian Channel under series titles The True Story, The Real Story and episodes have been shown as one off documentaries. Jurassic Park tells the story of billionaire John Hammond creating a theme park where the main attractions are dinosaurs. He invites Alan Grant, an eminent palaeontologist, and other scientists to the island to share his vision. They are in awe of what he has achieved, but things go wrong when there is a security breach and the dinosaurs escape. The visitors become the hunted as the dinosaurs pick off the visitors one by one. Finally, the remaining four survivors make a desperate escape from the island via helicopter. This documentary reveals the science behind Jurassic Park is based on rigorous scientific research and that the key character at the centre of the film is inspired by a real life individual. The vision of how dinosaurs could be bought back to life has now been shown to be impossible. But this documentary will feature recent remarkable breakthroughs in biology that would allow dinosaurs to walk again. Using cutting edge evolutionary biology, scientists are getting closer to bringing the dinosaur back to life. With extensive location filming, expert interviews, forensic science and drama recon we bring the real story of Jurassic Park to life.