"JURASSIC PARK III," THE HIT SCI-FI ADVENTURE-THRILLER STARRING SAM NEILL,
WILLIAM H. MACY & TEA LEONI, AIRS IN HDTV SATURDAY, APRIL 23 ON ABC
"ABC Saturday Movie of the Week" Will Air in HDTV Format with
5.1-Channel Surround Sound and also in Spanish
"Jurassic Park III," the action-packed third installment of the four-part sci-fi thriller pitting man in a heart-pounding race of survival among carnivorous dinosaurs, will air as the "ABC Saturday Movie of the Week," APRIL 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/16/04). The movie features Sam Neill ("The Piano," "Bicentennial Man"), William H. Macy ("Door to Door," "Fargo") and Tea Leoni ("Hollywood Ending," "The Family Man") and will air in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and also in Spanish.
In "Jurassic Park III," 14-year-old Erik Kirby (Trevor Morgan, "Uncle Nino," "The Glass House") and his mother's boyfriend are parasailing over an island when their powerboat crew disappears and the pair crash-land on the island of Isla Soma - the site of the doomed theme park featuring dinosaurs. Erik's parents (Macy and Leoni) hatch a rescue plan that involves getting paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Neill) to guide them during a fly-over of the island. Dr. Grant has said, "No force on Earth or Heaven will get me back on that island." What he doesn't know is that the Kirbys plan to land and effect their son's rescue, but they soon find the island's pre-historic inhabitants are as ravenous as ever. They begin a mad dash to keep from becoming dinosaur hors d'oeuvres while still attempting to rescue Erik.
"Jurassic Park III" stars Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant, William H. Macy as Paul Kirby, Tea Leoni as Amanda Kirby, Alessandro Nivola as Billy Brennan, Trevor Morgan as Erik Kirby, Michael Jeter as Mr. Udesky, John Duehl as Cooper, Bruce A. Young as M.B. Nash, Laura Dern (Oscar nominee for "Rambling Rose") as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Taylor Nichols as Mark Degler, Mark Harelik as Ben Hildebrand, Julio Oscar Mechoso as Enrique Cardoso and Blake Michael Bryan as Charlie.
"Jurassic Park III," released in 2001, was directed by Joe Johnston ("Jumanji," "Honey I Shrunk the Kids") and written by Peter Buchman; Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor (Payne and Taylor, Oscar nominees for "Election"; "About Schmidt") and based on characters by Michael Crichton ("Jurassic Park" series, "Congo," "Twister"). The feature is a production of Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
"JURASSIC PARK III" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Jurassic Park III" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format and 5.1-channel surround sound and also in Spanish.
This program carries a TV-14,V parental guideline.