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Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton

Birthdate: October 23, 1942

Deathdate: November 4, 2008

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008), best known as Michael Crichton, was an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative... ...detailed bio


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Shortly after the events of Jurassic World, a small team of mercenaries arrives on the abandoned Isla Nublar to collect DNA from the remains of the Indominus rex at the bottom of the park's lagoon. After successfully collecting a bone fragment, the team's survivors barely escape the island follow...

The Andromeda Strain (2008)

A US government satellite crash lands near Piedmont, Utah, and two teenagers find it and bring it back to town. The town's inhabitants open it and release a deadly microorganism, which is later codenamed Andromeda by the US Army. A team is sent from the Army's bio-defense department to retrieve t...

Timeline (2003)

Timeline is a 2003 science fiction adventure film directed by Richard Donner, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. A team of present-day archaeologists are sent back in time to rescue their professor from medieval France in the middle of a battle. It stars Paul Walker, Frances...

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Incidents surrounding Isla Sorna don't deter tourists Ben Hildebrand and Eric Kirby from para sailing around the island despite warnings, but when their boat crashes, Ben cuts them from their line and they go sailing into the wilderness. Meanwhile, Dr. Alan Grant has become famous from his survi...

The 13th Warrior (1999)

Ahmad ibn Fadlan is a court poet to the Caliph of Baghdad, until his amorous encounter with the wife of an influential noble gets him exiled as an "ambassador" to Northern Barbarians. Traveling with Melchisidek, his caravan is saved from Mongol-Tatar raiders by the appearance of Norsemen. Taking ...

Sphere (1998)

In the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean, a thousand feet below the surface, what is believed to be an alien spacecraft is discovered after a ship laying transoceanic cable has its cable cut and the United States Navy investigates the cause. The thickness of coral growth on the spaceship sugge...

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) publicized the incident at Jurassic Park, but disbelief destroyed his academic reputation. Four years later, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), having lost control of InGen to his unscrupulous nephew Peter Ludlow (Arliss Howard), summons Ian to his home and tells him...

Twister (1996)

In June 1969, a family, including a five year-old girl named Jo, seek shelter in a storm cellar as a powerful F5 tornado strikes. The storm is so strong that the storm cellar door is ripped off and Jo's father is killed. Jo, her mother, and her dog Toby survive. In the present day, Jo (Hunt), a ...

Congo (1995)

The film begins with Charles Travis (Bruce Campbell), the ex-fiancé of electronics expert Karen Ross (Laura Linney), testing a diamond-powered communications laser in a remote part of the Congo by a dormant volcano. Charles' friend Jeffrey discovers an ancient lost city's ruins and brings Charles...

Disclosure (1994)

Seattle technology company DigiCom is about to merge with a publishing company, and company founder and president Bob Garvin (Donald Sutherland) plans to retire. Tom Sanders (Michael Douglas), head of manufacturing, expects to be promoted to run DigiCom after the merger. However, he learns that t...

Jurassic Park (1993)

John Hammond creates a theme park on a tropical island near Costa Rica, populated with cloned dinosaurs. After a park worker is killed by a Velociraptor, the park's investors, represented by the lawyer Donald Gennaro, demand that experts visit the park and certify it as safe. Gennaro invites the ...

Rising Sun (1993)

During a party at the United States offices of a Japanese corporation, a professional escort (Tatjana Patitz) is found dead, apparently after a violent sexual encounter. Police Detective Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) and John Connor (Sean Connery), a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affai...

Physical Evidence (1989)

Joe Paris awakens one morning with a splitting headache and blood on his shirt. He was drinking and can't recall the events of the night before. A murder has been committed and Paris' fingerprints are found. He has a history of violence and is placed under arrest. A public defender, Jenny Hudson,...

Runaway (1984)

The film is set in the near future, where robots are commonplace – a part of everyday life like any other electrical appliance, and are just as prone to malfunctions. But when a robot malfunctions it could pose a threat to people or property. Such robots are known as "runaways". Since they are mo...

Looker (1981)

Dr. Larry Roberts (Albert Finney), a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, is puzzled when four beautiful models working in television commercials request cosmetic surgery to make changes so minor as to be imperceptible to the naked eye. When these models later start dying under mysterious circumstances...

The First Great Train Robbery (1979)

In 1854, Edward Pierce, on the outside a charismatic and well-established member of London's high society, but in secret an opportunistic and cynical master thief, makes plans to steal a shipment of gold being transported monthly from London to Folkestone to finance the Crimean War and replace it...

Coma (1978)

Dr. Susan Wheeler (Geneviève Bujold) is a surgical resident at Boston Memorial Hospital. Wheeler is devastated when her best friend is pronounced brain dead and ends up in a coma after minor surgery at the hospital. Looking at the records, Susan finds that over the previous year a number of othe...

The Terminal Man (1974)

Harry Benson, an extremely intelligent (IQ 144) computer programmer in his 30s, suffers from epilepsy. He often has seizures which induce a blackout, after which he awakens to unfamiliar surroundings with no knowledge of what he has done. He also suffers from delusions that computers will rise up...

Westworld (1973)

Sometime in the near future a high-tech, highly realistic adult amusement park called Delos features androids that are almost indistinguishable from human beings. For $1,000 per day, guests may indulge in any fantasy, including killing or having sex with the androids. Delos' tagline in its advert...

Pursuit (1972)

A political extremist plans to spread stolen nerve gas in a city where a political convention is being held. Government agents are sent to catch him.