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Keep absolutely still. Its vision is based on movement.
~ Alan to Ian about Rexy's vision.
Hammond, after careful consideration, I have decided not to endorse your park.
~ Alan telling Hammond that he won't be supporting his theme park.
Dinosaurs lived sixty five million years ago. What is left of them is fossilized in the rocks, and it is in the rock that real scientists make real discoveries. Now what John Hammond and InGen did at Jurassic Park is create genetically engineered theme park monsters, nothing more and nothing less.
~ Alan's opinion on Ingen's dinosaurs.

Alan Grant is one of the main protagonists of the Jurassic Park franchise, serving as the main protagonist of the book Jurassic Park, the 1993 film of the same name, and Jurassic Park III, and is set to return in an unknown role in Jurassic World Dominion. He is a paleontologist who was invited by John Hammond to his theme park, Jurassic Park. Since then he is involved with the dinosaurs.

He is played by Sam Neill who also played John Trent in In the Mouth of Madness and Frankie Scales in Daisy Quokka: World's Scariest Animal.

Jurassic Park movies

Jurassic Park

Alan Grant is a world renowned paleontologist working at a dig site just outside Snakewater, Montana. He is described in the script as:

DR ALAN GRANT, mid-thirties, a ragged-looking guy with intense concentration you wouldn't want to get in the way of.

He was invited by John Hammond to his theme park: Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. He and his partner Ellie Sattler accepted the offer, in exchange for a further three years of dig funding. When they arrived, he was astonished by the sight of a Brachiosaurus eating and wondering the area. Dr. Alan Grant saw how the DNA was extracted and witnessed the birth of a Velociraptor.

But the day quickly turned upside down when the Tyrannosaurus Rex escaped her exhibit and other carnivores made Dr. Alan Grant run for his life. He protected Lex Murphy and Tim Murphy while they tried to make it through the park. This included evading a falling Land cruiser down a 20 foot tree, running from a herd of Gallimimus, and climbing over an electric fence. Lex was able to get to the Visitor Center's computer room and restart all of the systems in the park. Grant and the kids were then attacked by raptors and made it to the front of the Visitor Center where Hammond picked them up. Grant told Hammond that he decided not to endorse his park and Hammond agreed. They got on a helicopter and left the island. He grew to like kids during the experience on the island.

Jurassic Park III

Dr. Grant appears again in Jurassic Park III, since the first movie a lot has changed. Grant has continued to work as a paleontologist, this time at a dig site near Fort Peck Lake, Montana. His relationship with Ellie has ended. Now he has a new partner in Billy Brennan, his apparent protégé, but it is Grant who must rein in Billy's headstrong tendencies.

He visits Ellie and her family. In a way, he envies Ellie her happy family and wonders why he shies away from marriage and fatherhood.

He gave lectures on the intelligence of raptors, however, his listeners were only interested in the events in 1993, and the San Diego incident. He stated nothing could get him to The Five Deaths (Isla Sorna/SiteB). He was later bribed into going to Isla Sorna by so-called wealthy couple Kirby and his wife Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour. Dr. Alan Grant invited his paleontology colleague Billy Brennan to accompany him on the trip.

While they where flying over the island, Dr. Alan grant notices that the pilot Nash is going to land. Dr. Grant begins to protest but is knocked unconscious by Cooper, one of the mercenaries hired by the Kirbys. When Grant wakes up, they have landed on the island already and Paul Kirby who identified to Dr. Grant that Cooper is the one who knocked him out. Then after a failed take-off disrupted by a Spinosaurus due to Cooper indirectly lure the Spinosaurus on the runaway which cause the plane to crash and killing Nash in the process, Grant and the others are trapped on the island.

Grant discovers that the Kirbys are not wealthy or married, just middle class people who were searching for their son, Eric, who had gotten lost on the island eight weeks before. Realizing the Kirbys lied to him, Grant proceed to punch Paul, stating his dissatisfaction about being conned into going to Isla Sorna, which he had never been at. Grant is forced to lead the group, being the only person who has been on this experience. Grant, using his knowledge of dinosaurs, survives with the Kirbys and an injured Billy.

Jurassic World Dominion

Grant is set to return in Jurassic World Dominion.

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  • Alan's fate is very different in the various canons: in the book and in Operation Genesis, he never encounters dinosaurs again after his initial visit to Isla Nublar, while in Jurassic Park Adventures: Prey, he lives for years on a research center to study the dinosaurs. In the movies, he visits Isla Sorna after his initial visit to Isla Nublar, and then encounters dinosaurs again during the events of Jurassic World Dominion. In all media, he is socially awkward.
  • In the first film, Grant dislikes the kids at first, contrary to the father-like figure in the book. By the time of Jurassic Park 3, he has warmed up into the father-like from the book.
  • Sam Neill injured his hand lighting the flare he uses to distract the Tyrannosaurus. According to Neill, "It dropped some burning phosphorous on me and got under my watch and took a chunk of my arm out."
  • Sam Neill was ultimately cast as Grant three or four weeks before filming began. Neill said that "it all happened real quick. I hadn't read the book, knew nothing about it, hadn't heard anything about it, and in a matter of weeks I'm working with Spielberg."

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