Jurassic Park

Corrected entry: In the helicopter scene at the beginning of the movie, Malcolm is talking to Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler and he is deliberately chewing gum as he talks. In the next shot, Malcolm suddenly isn't chewing gum. He then unwraps a piece of gum and places it into his mouth.

Correction: It is possible to "suddenly" stop chewing gum. Take your pick: the gum is still in his mouth and he simply stops chewing (that IS possible) as he takes another one for whatever reason (to draw attention, for more flavor), or perhaps he swallows the gum (people do that) and then simply takes another piece. There is no valid mistake here.

Super Grover Premium member
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Corrected entry: In the scene where Hammond is sitting at the long table and eating ice cream, Ellie comes in and sits at the opposite end. All of the ice cream barrels are near him. When a scene cuts to Ellie, there is an ice cream container near her and towards the end of the scene she gets some ice cream. At the end of the scene, the shot shows both of them and the table and there is no ice cream within Ellie's reach. (01:21:50 - 01:24:55)

Bonita Kilpatrick

Correction: There is never a container near Ellie. The closest one is a small container sitting about halfway down the table from her. She simply reaches across the table for the spoon when it comes time for her to eat some.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: When the tour trucks enter the T-Rex paddock, the electrified fence is missing an entire section, from the tunnel they exit to the first section of fence.

Correction: The fence is only needed in the areas where the animals might escape its paddock. But this end of the paddock also has a huge concrete wall (the one we see Grant and the kids climb down to escape the T-Rex) that the T-Rex could never scale, so the fencing is unnecessary.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: Ellie finds the upturned car that Timmy had been stuck in, but how did she get down there? It's down an almost vertical ledge. Not only that but she got from the bottom to the top incredibly quickly.

Correction: Dr. Grant, Tim and Lex only went over the ledge beacuse they were forced to. They never show Ellie descending to the bottom; we don't know how long it took her or how she did it. For all we know there was a staircase off camera.

BocaDavie Premium member
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Corrected entry: The Dilophosaurus spits on Nedry's chest and he slaps it with his hand. Why does his hand not get burned like his chest supposedly was? (01:10:40)

Rebecca Bennett

Correction: Watch the scene again. Nedry's chest was not burned. He reacts in disgust to being spit on the chest and body, not pain. The dilophosaurus saliva burns the eyes, not the skin, and Nedry is physically fine until he is hit in the face.

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Corrected entry: In the helicopter when they are leaving the island, Timmy is sleeping on Dr. Grant. In the first shot we see that Grant's hand is underneath Timmy's head. The camera moves to Ellie and then back to Grant where we see that Grant's arm is around Timmy. He would not have been able to move it so quickly without waking Timmy up. (01:54:05)

Correction: At no point is Dr. Grant's hand under Timmy's head, he does not move his arm.

Oliver Hunter Premium member
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Corrected entry: Near the end, as Ellie falls off the dinosaur's bones, she is all covered with dirt, but when she is in the helicopter, she is clean. (01:51:45 - 01:53:25)

Correction: Ellie's shirt is not clean: it is stained with dirt and blood in both scenes.

Oliver Hunter Premium member
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Corrected entry: When Ellie starts pushing the buttons to turn the power for the fences on again, the glowing squares behind each button are red. After the last cut to Alan counting down for Tim's jump, we can see Ellie pushing the buttons, but the squares are striped. (01:38:40)

Correction: Look closely in the wide shot of all the switches - there are 12 in total. It's possible to see that the top nine have plain surrounds but the bottom three have hatched surrounds because they are the most important - "Velociraptor Pen Fence", "T-Rex Paddock Fence" and "Perimeter Fence".

Oliver Hunter Premium member
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Corrected entry: In the scene where Alan and Lex are between the overturned truck and the T-Rex, the T-Rex hits the truck and it spins. But if you look closely the trucks spins before the T-Rex touches it. (01:05:40)

Correction: The Explorer does not spin before the T-Rex hits it. The T-Rex uses the bridge of its nose initially then lifts its head so that the final push is with the end of its snout. Watch frame by frame and it's still spot on.

Oliver Hunter Premium member
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Corrected entry: In the end scene where they are loading Ian onto the chopper, he is bleeding and his pant leg is cut. But when they show him again, the bleeding has stopped in a matter of minutes, and his pants have magically grown a new leg. (01:53:30)

Correction: Dr. Malcolm is not still bleeding (he would have bled to death by this point) but rather has blood-stained make-shift bandages tied around his leg. He is only shown briefly in a partial shot inside the helicopter and he has a blanket over him - his trousers have not "grown a new leg".

Oliver Hunter Premium member
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Corrected entry: In the scene where Grant and Sadler see their first dinosaur, Grant is sitting on the ground looking down a slope with a small lake at the bottom. There are two Brachiosaurs (the huge ones with the long necks) wading ashore. Creatures that big should create a bow wave and wake like a battleship, but the water barely ripples.

Correction: Actually, the wake and waves created by large ships is because the are all one solid piece, displacing a huge amount of water as the move. The Brachiosaurus' in the lake are in the water only up to their legs, four much smaller objects (in relation to the whole dinosaur), moving at different times in the water. Smaller objects (dinosaur's legs) moving slowly equals smaller amount of waves/wake created, so this scene is accurate.

Jazetopher
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Corrected entry: In the scene where Tim, Lex, and Grant are watching the dinosaur, it spits on Lex. Later the spit disappears.

Correction: After the Brachiosaurus "sneezes" on Lex, we hear Tim say "Bless You" and the scene ends. We do not see Dr. Grant or the kids again until well into the next morning, plenty of time to have simply wiped it off, as she is still seen to be quite messy.

Jazetopher
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Corrected entry: After Nedry has crashed his Jeep, he gets out and starts pulling out the cord in front of the Jeep to tie it to a nearby tree. In one shot, you see him pulling out the cord. In the next shot, you see him talking. In the shot after that, you see him once again beginning to pull out the cord when he had already started doing this two shots earlier.

Correction: The second time you see him pulling the cord from the winch, he is not just beginning again. He is, in fact, pulling more cord from the winch, as shown in the next shot. Notice how much slack he has in the line when he ties it around the tree.

Jazetopher
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Corrected entry: When Grant and his friends are checking the sick dinosaur, there is a tree far from them. After Grant helps Lex up, the tree is only two meters away.

Correction: It is not the same tree.

Jazetopher
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Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie, when the raptor is in the control room, the people (Alan, Ellie, Lex, and Tim) crawl into a suspended ceiling. A suspended ceiling should not be able to support the weight of four people.

Correction: Since Dr. Hammond "spared no expense" in building the park, we have no way of knowing what material the ceiling is made from, or how sturdy it is, so this "mistake" is pure speculation, not a factual error.

Jazetopher
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Corrected entry: When Hammond, the Lawyer, Alan, Ellie, and Ian are having lunch and debating the morals of cloning dinos, their hands are in drastically different positions almost every time the camera angle changes. This happens several times in this scene.

Correction: Most people "talk with their hands" meaning they move them around alot when talking. As they are having a discussion, on a topic they all have strong convictions for one way or the other, it is not suprising that their hands move when talking. Besides, it only takes a split second to move your hands, so the difference between shots is completely realistic.

Jazetopher
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Corrected entry: At the end the T-Rex comes in and saves the day by killing the raptors. Where did he come from? He's huge and no way he could have fit through any of the doors. Second, how come nobody heard him coming? He can be heard many other times during the movie before he shows up. Finally, how come nobody saw him? He's huge and can be seen from a distance.

Correction: They were all a little distracted by the raptors at the time she showed up; not likely to notice subtle ground tremors or see anything other than the horse-sized carnivores bearing down on them. As for getting in, perhaps there is a large maintenance door somewhere in the building that she was able to get in through. Or maybe she just broke through the rather grand main entrance made up mostly of glass window panes.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie they are all entering the gas-powered jeeps to head to the helicopter. When the door opens there is mud splattered all over the logo of Jurassic Park. It says urass park. "Your ass park"?

Correction: Unless there is some sort of evidence to back up this was somewhat deliberate by the crew or makers, this is basically an average observation at best.

Lummie Premium member
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Corrected entry: According to the subtitles at the beginning of the movie, the island is 120 miles WEST of Costa Rica. However, at the end of the movie, they are flying into the sunset...in the evening. If they had enough fuel, they'd be heading to Hawaii. (01:55:05)

Correction: God only knows how many REAL islands there are between Jurassic Park and Hawaii, nevermind the fictional islands they could have been headed to (or maybe even a ship). Since we don't know where they're headed, we can't call this a mistake.

K.C. Sierra
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Maybe they're headed for an emergency-mobilized boat with a helicopter landing pad (owned or not by Mr Hammond?).

dizzyd

Corrected entry: You can see Ellie in the front seat in the scene when Grant closes the door on Tim. After Lex says, "She said I should drive with you, because it'll be good for you," Ellie is in the other car in the front seat. You know this because Grant is watching the other car, and not Tim's car (where Ellie supposed to be).

Correction: The only one in the front seat is Gennaro. Ellie stays in the same car the whole time.

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Continuity mistake: When Tim and Lex first arrive, Lex is wearing a purple tank top with a colorful design, and in the following scenes or even between consecutive shots her tank top changes to completely different designs, though it's the same style of tank top.

Super Grover Premium member
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Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs...
Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth...
(01:04:05)

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Trivia: The T-Rex roars are a combination of tiger, elephant, alligator, whale, and dog sounds.

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Question: Where do the staff and crew of Jurassic Park go after the dinosaurs escape? I mean you see a staff member tending to the triceratops, there were many scientists in the dinosaur lab, and would assume that there would be many more people on the island but they are nowhere to be seen after the dinosaurs escape.

mitch_ando9

Chosen answer: They all left on the same boat Nedry was trying to get on with the embryos. You can hear Samuel L Jackson's character announce that the boat will be leaving at a specific time and everyone had to be there or be left behind.

Shannon Jackson
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