Jurassic Park

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.


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.


Corrected entry: If you play the film in slow motion just as the Dilophosaurus opens its frill for the first time, you can see that it is folded around the puppet's neck like an umbrella instead of being skin-tight and indistinguishable as it was previously.

Correction: Even in slo-mo, this was hard to see, thus disqualifying this per the rules of this site. Furthermore, it looks flawless at normal viewing speed.


Corrected entry: With some of the electric fences it seems that the wires enter the bushes and just disappear. If the fence wires really do continue, we would surely see more columns appearing in the bushes.

Correction: Already submitted entry, complete with screenshot.


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.


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.


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

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

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

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


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.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Brachiosaurus is standing on its back legs and comes down again you can see the earth shaking. During that little quake, the 3 characters are standing perfectly in balance. Better yet, the woman even turns around to face the other. They should be falling or at least terribly lose balance. (00:21:25)

Correction: Not necessarily. The characters see the Brachiosaurus stand up and were prepared for it come back down. Although a Brachiosaurus was said to have weighted about 70 tonnes, at worst the Brachiosaurus put about half its weight onto its front legs when it came down. Hardly a major earth shaking event.


Corrected entry: In the tree scene with the car, the car's left head light changes off and on between shots.

Correction: The car is nearly totalled and busted up. As the shot changed the light could have flickered out.

Corrected entry: In the scene with the raptor in the kitchen, the raptor breathes on the window and fogs it. But reptiles are cold-blooded, which means their insides, and consequently their breath is the same as the ambient temperature. The glass would not fog.

Correction: Firstly, Modern-day reptiles are cold blooded, and it is believed that that dinosaurs are more closely related to birds then reptiles. It was only the first discoveries of dinosaur bones and calling them 'lizards' that the idea of cold blooded reptiles stuck.Secondly, just becuase a reptile is cold blooded, it does not mean that the body will not heat the inhaled air slightly. The body needs a temperature rise to carry out vital chemical processes.Thirdly, we do not know how much moisture was in the Raptor's breath. It had recently been outside in VERY humid conditions and was probably very warm. It has then entered an air-conditioned building and breathed on cold glass. The humidity and body temp would not have altered instantly, it would take several minutes, maybe over an hour.

Soylent Purple

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dr. Grant and the two kids climb the electrified perimeter fence, just before Dr. Sattler reactivates the power, Dr. Grant can be seen from underneath while climbing. After walking for two days in lots of mud and rain, his shoes are still pretty clean.

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Correction: There had been plenty of rain. You will also have noticed that they've probably been walking in the grassy fields all morning (before climbing the fence). Walking on wet grass is very effective in cleaning the underside of shoes.


Corrected entry: During the scene when Tim gets electrocuted it appears that he has his hands around the wire, it is well known that if you get electrocuted all of the muscles in you body contract. So if he had his hands around the wire that would mean that he wouldn't go flying off but instead would stay on the fence. (01:43:20)

Correction: Not true. Only Direct Current will cause your muscles to do this. Alternating Current will cause your muscles to contract and release. Getting electrocuted with high voltage AC generally results the victim getting thrown from the circuit. Most electric fences use AC as it is much more efficient to transmit over long distances and will generally not kill people who come in contact with them as DC would.

Corrected entry: The sweat on Muldoon's forehead changes in the scene where he tries to shoot one of the raptors.

Correction: Sweat moves.

Corrected entry: In one of the laboratory scenes there is a Zeiss compound microscope sitting on the work bench. It has a binocular head on backwards and it can't be used that way. (00:27:00)

Correction: But when microscopes are not being used, it is commonly advised that the head should be turned round the other way to store them and avoid damage to the eyepieces which stick out.

Corrected entry: When Grant and the kids approach the electric fence they need to climb, Grant throws a stick at the wires and says, "I guess that means the power's off." his New Zealand accent is plain. He uses an American accent throughout the rest of the film.

Correction: We don't know exactly where his character comes from. He may have been born in New Zealand but has picked up an American accent since, but in high stress situations his old accent resurfaces (I know a few people like that). He may even just accidentally slip into other accents from time to time. I've lived in the West Midlands my whole life but sometimes (for a line or two) I speak in a London accent or something for no readily apparant reason.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: When Alan Grant and the children are running from the Gallimimus (towards the camera) you can clearly see tracks made in the grass where the camera vehicle filming them has been. (01:31:10)

Correction: The tracks could have been made by Jurassic Park gas jeeps. The game keepers would regularly be out in the field checking on the animals. In fact, gas jeeps are seen early on when Dr. Grant, Dr. Satler, and the others first arrive on the island (and see the brachiosaurs) and also when the vet and Dr. Satler are checking on the sick dinosaur in the field.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: When Timmy is near the top of the fence, just before the electricity turns back on, he has his head and shoulders through the fence, with the wires resting against his armpits. Since the shoulders are the widest part of the body on a person of normal weight, a hole wide enough for your shoulders is wide enough for the rest of you. The spaces in the fence are somewhat circular--they are at least as tall as they are wide--so why is Timmy climbing the fence in the first place? He could have just crawled through at the bottom! (01:39:10)

Correction: At first glance, this is correct. Timmy could fit through the fence wires that are CLOSE TO THE TOP, but earlier when the characters are standing at the base of the fence you see Grant put his face practically touching the fence while he's attempting to make the hole larger and its clear that his head wouldn't stand a chance of fitting thru the hole and i seriously doubt that his head is larger than a ten-year old's shoulders. A possible explanation: the fence they are climbing is labeled as perimeter fence, so likely the holes are smaller at the base of the fence to prevent the small dinos from escaping, but the holes become larger as the fence becomes taller to save on materials a bit as the small dinos obviously couldn't get high enough up on an electrified fence to get through a larger hole towards the top.

Very well, but fact of the matter is, Somewhere on that fence, Timmy could have slipped through, and saved himself from having to climb all the way to the top, saving time, energy and at least some of the risk of climbing to great height.

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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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