Jurassic Park

Corrected entry: After Timmy has been electrocuted and is back safely you see his hair all sticking up. Same when he and his sister are eating. Upon noticing the Raptor they run to the kitchen, Timmy's hair is nice and neat.

Correction: During the kids' eating session, there is plenty of time for the static in his hair to die down a bit, and for him to flatten it down himself. It doesn't become THAT neat.

Jez
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Corrected entry: In the scene where the kids and Dr. Grant are walking through a field, they are then followed by a "flock" of dinosaurs. They then duck under the log and turn round to find a T-Rex attacking the dinosaurs. At one point one of the flocking dinos is seen jumping through the neck of the dinosaur. His top half disappears for a moment, then reappears after he has landed from jumping through the T-Rex.

Correction: This is incorrect. The Gallimimus is blurry because it is moving so fast, but what actually happens is that it jumps and COLLIDES with the Rex's neck, causing it to fall over. It is subsequently eaten.

Jez
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Corrected entry: In the scene where the T-rex is pushing the tour jeep, Alan's hat keeps changing places from behind his back, to on the ground, and then disappears completely when the T-rex pushes it in a complete circle.

Correction: His hat simply lands on his shoulder when it is blown off by the dinosaur, then falls to the ground when the explorer is pushed around, and does not reappear.

Jez
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Corrected entry: When the lawyer leaves Lex and Tim and then T-Rex comes and flips the jeep over it shows the ground being made of rocks or something then when they are upside down in the jeep there is mud pouring in on them but afterwards there is no mud.

Correction: At the point where the explorer is flipped, the ground is very wet and is disturbed by the roof scraping along it. The Rex pushes down on the explorer making it sink and fill with mud. The ground only becomes muddy where it is disturbed and mixed with the puddles (which is also why the Rex leaves deep footprints in the supposedly 'rocky' ground)

Jez
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Corrected entry: In the scene where Lex is looking out the window for the T-rex when it is raining the rear leg of the goat lands on the window. A few seconds later the T-rex swallows the goat head first and it still has two rear legs.

Correction: The Rex actually eats the Goat rear-end-first (though it's difficult to see the head) so it is the two front legs dangling out of its mouth

Jez
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Corrected entry: When Hammond first introduces himself to Drs. Grant and Sattler in their trailer, he pops a bottle of champagne. Ellie Sattler begins to frantically wash out a dirty set of tumblers that were in the sink. However, a clean set of wine glasses are visible on the cabinet above her.

Correction: Ellie is surely too flustered by the arrival of their biggest contributor to be thinking about where the clean glasses are, so grabs the nearest thing and starts to wash it up.

Jez
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Corrected entry: When Elli and Dr. Grant are at their dig site, arguing about having children, she puts a red bandana around his neck. They walk back down the hill, and in the next scene, it's gone.

Correction: Perhaps he removed it? There is enough time for him to do so while not on camera, and she didn't tie a knot so it is just loose round his neck.

Jez
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Corrected entry: When Nedry slips on the waterfall, a cartoonish whistle is dubbed just below the background noise.

Correction: It's the sound of the winch being rapidly pulled out.

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Corrected entry: While the bull is being lowered into the velociraptor paddock, the lights on the electric fence are off, indicating that the fence is not powered. When Muldoon arrives to talk to Grant and the rest, the lights are on once again, and Muldoon leans against the electric fence through the entire scene, placing his hand on the bottom wire, with no visible ill effects. (00:32:54)

Correction: He never touches the electric fence, and in fact, is leaning on a handrail. During the same scene but in a different shot, The Chaos theory guy is leaning on the same rail but it is more clearly visible. You can see it is not part of the electric fence as they all are just approaching the cage.

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Corrected entry: In the jeep, just after they arrive on the Island, the lawyer says "If they're not convinced, then I'm not convinced" when referring to the financial insurers he was referring to. Of course, what he should have said was "If I'm not convinced, they're not convinced".

Correction: He's referring to the experts on the island, like Malcolm and Dr. Grant - he's not knowledgeable enough, but is going to trust their opinion.

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Corrected entry: When Tim is holding onto the fence, when the power came on, it would cause his hand muscles to clench the cable.

Correction: You haven't been electrocuted before. Otherwise, you would know that a powerful electric shock will knock you backwards by several feet.

Charles Austin Miller
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Depends on whether it's Direct Current, which would do as the original mistake says, or Alternating Current, which would do the second option, like the correction. Insufficient information is given to say solidly which the fence uses.

dizzyd
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We can reasonably assume that Jurassic Park was using Alternating Current, wisely intended to repel the dinosaurs away from the fence line. If it was Direct Current, then the multi-billion-dollar menagerie of ultra-rare specimens would be fried to a crisp (or at least seriously injured) on a daily basis, as they would be unable to release the charged fences. Therefore, Alternating Current is the only fiscally-logical choice (and it explains Tim being repelled from the fence).

Charles Austin Miller
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Corrected entry: In the scene where Sam Neill and the little boy are climbing down the tree, the car keeps crashing down a few branches at a time behind them. Why are they in such a hurry? If the car is falling in such a straight line, wouldn't it be easier to climb around to the other side of the tree, where they would be safely out of danger? (01:14:00)

Correction: If you pay attention, as they are climbing down the tree there are no branches within reach that aren't in the path of the falling truck. They would have to go out to the ends of the branches to climb around and that far away from the trunk the branches might not hold their weight. The quickest, safest way down is to outrun the falling truck.

BaconIsMyBFF
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Corrected entry: When the t-rex is running after Malcolm, Ellie and Robert, it shouldn't take them so long to go faster than 30 mph (which is what John Hammond mentioned earlier in the film that they had clocked the t-rex at). If you really need to, you can go to faster than 30 mph in less than 20 seconds (depending on how fast you can get the revs high enough to change gear), so why does it take Robert a minute or two? He should have been away from the t-rex before Malcolm went anywhere near the stick. Considering there's a massive monster ready to eat them, wouldn't you be speeding away as fast as the jeep will go? Even conceding a muddy road with trees on either side - they are in a four wheel drive jeep and the trees would shield the road from much of the rain, making it not quite as muddy as the earlier shots when the t-rex attacked. The jeep is built for these types of conditions, plus Robert (the driver) has been all over the world tracking animals; there is no doubt he has been driving jeeps in all sorts of weather and would be quite an expert at it.

tattoojunkie

Correction: Firstly, it doesn't take 2 minutes to get away from the T-Rex as you describe. And it is doubtful that Muldoon's experience at driving jeeps extends to being chased by a T-Rex that became extinct 65 million years ago.

SoylentPurple
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Corrected entry: Grant says that he and the two kids need to climb over the electric fence. So to check if the power is off to the fence he throws a stick at the fence, most people would know that wood doesn't conduct electricity, therefore even if the power was on it still would have just bounced off.

Correction: It was just an act to try and scare the kids. Grant looked up at the fence before throwing the stick and saw the light on the fence was off indicating the power was down. He then acted like he was checking the fence using the stick and then scared them by grabbing the fence and pretending to be electrocuted.

Lummie Premium member
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Corrected entry: There's a problem with the "faulty lysine gene" idea. If the idea is to insert a faulty gene to prevent the dinosaurs metabalizing lysine, then feeding them dietary supplements won't help. They won't be able to metabolize the extra lysine, so what's the point of them eating it? If the idea is to stop them manufacturing lysine then they are on a hiding to nothing anyway, as lysine is not "manufactured" in the body and is obtained exclusively from dietary sources. Either way, those dinosaurs are in trouble from the getgo.

Correction: The faulty lysine gene wasn't inserted to prevent the dinosaurs from metabolising lysine: It makes them lysine dependent. Word for word from the book (since it explains it better): "we don't want them to survive in the wild. So I've made them lysine dependent. I inserted a gene that makes a single faulty enzyme in protein metabolism. As a result, the animals cannot manufacture the amino acid lysine. They must ingest it from the outside. Unless they get an extraneous source of lysine - supplied by us, in tablet form - they'll go into a coma within 12 hours and expire."

Rlvlk
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How is it even possible to administer tablets to a dinosaur?

Depends on the dinosaur. With a T-Rex, just get another animal such as the goat and put the tablets in the body of the goat. Same way you put a dogs tablet in a bit of ham.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: Lysine could be administered by making vegetable matter high in lysine available.

Noman Premium member

Corrected entry: Watch carefully as Ellie removes her protective gloves after examining the um, droppings. To properly remove soiled gloves, one should "peel" the first one down from the top, turning it inside out. Hold the removed glove in your other hand, and "peel" the second glove down, turning it inside out and encasing the first glove. This prevents your hands from becoming contaminated. Ellie removes her gloves by pulling the first one off at the fingers, keeping it soiled side out. She then grabs the other glove, removes it the same way, then holds both of them together in her right hand, thereby ensuring nice, dinosaur-poopy hands. (00:51:00)

Correction: OK not pleasant and a strange choice, but not a mistake and definitely not a factual error to decide to remove gloves in this fashion.

tw_stuart
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Corrected entry: Ellie locks the outside handle of the freezer with the steel pin, but somehow the second raptor gets out.

Correction: You're confusing two of the raptors here. Ellie locked one in the electrical area, but there may yet be another way out. Lex locked the one in the freezer, which is probably dead after that. There was still the third raptor there.

LorgSkyegon
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Corrected entry: At the end of the film, they are in the helicopter and in the air, you see a shot of inside the helicopter. Outside the opposite window is land, then when the shot changes to view the large birds, they are flying above water. Inside is always land, outside is always water. Then when the camera pans out to view the helicopter fly away, it is above the ocean with no land in sight.

Dj_delta

Correction: When they're all in the chopper at the end, the pilot's flying parallel to the island's coastline, with the island to one side and water at the other side. In the interior shots from the passenger cabin, whenever the camera faces the starboard window (behind the chopper pilot) the island vegetation is seen, and when Ellie and Alan look out the port side window we see the water. Then the last exterior shot is of the chopper as it flies out to the open waters, with the island already behind them. Nothing inconsistent about any of these shots.

Super Grover Premium member
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Corrected entry: During the external shot of Nedry getting attacked by the dilophosaurus, there is a clear reflection of stage lights near the jeep's front left wheel. (01:11:15)

Correction: The reflection is not a reflection of theatrical lighting, rather the lens glare from the roof mounted fog lights on the jeep. A Motion picture bank of lights did not have 4 square lamps back in the day. They were either 9 or 16 round lamps.

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Corrected entry: In the last scene, the helicopter is shown out at sea, yet the intercuts of the interior show a mountainous green background close by.

Correction: The exterior shot of the helicopter leads straight to the end credits of the film and fade to black; there are no intercuts to the interior. The previous shots of the interior show trees on the right side of the helicopter while Grant sees the birds flying over the ocean from the leftside windows, indicating that the helicopter is flying along the coast of the island. We cannot see the island in the exterior shot because the shot is from the perspective of the island (from the helicopter's right side).

JC Fernandez
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Continuity mistake: While Lex and Tim are hiding in the kitchen, when the large serving spoon falls it cuts to the closeup of the two Velociraptors and the tall shelving unit has vanished, but in the next shot when the one of the raptors leaps onto the counter that tall shelving unit is back.

Super Grover Premium member
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Question: Was there any truth to Hammond's comment that none of the rides at Disneyland worked when the park first opened? I just find that a little hard to believe.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Yes. The first opening day of Disneyland in California was catastrophic. The pavement was fresh and the sun was so hot high-heeled shoes actually sunk into the walkways. Counterfeit tickets were made, resulting in more people than the park had room for. They ran out of food and drinks. Bathrooms clogged and shut down. Many of the rides broke down on opening day. The Storybook Land Canal Boats had to be pulled by cast members in rubber boots. At the time, there were no guide rails for Autopia; some of the cars crashed into each other, making them inoperable. A gas leak in Fantasyland lead to the land being temporarily closed for part of the day.

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