Jurassic Park

Continuity mistake: The T-rex completely destroys the outdoor bathroom facility that the lawyer ran into. The lawyer is perched atop the toilet and the remaining damaged wall behind him is tilted backwards. When the camera cuts to a shot where the lawyer is seen from behind and the T-rex is just about to eat him, the wall is missing. When it cuts back to a front shot, the wall is back again.

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Continuity mistake: When the car with Tim and Lex is turned over, mud flows into it and it's like they are going to drown. But when seen from the outside, next to the tracks is a firm gravel road, and Dr. Grant doesn't even sink in when he steps out of his car with the flare.

Jacob La Cour

Deliberate mistake: When flying towards the island, the sea in the background is way too close. A helicopter flying over open sea would never fly that low. And when the camera cuts to an external view, the helicopter is also much, much higher.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Ian Malcolm jumps out of the jeep to wave the flare at the T-Rex, there is strange mark on his forearm. When he starts to run from the T-Rex, with his arm still in the air, the mark is gone.


Continuity mistake: When Ian uses water to explain chaos theory to Ellie he drops the first water droplet on Ellie's hand and she immediately begins to tilt her head to the left to follow it. The very next shot shows Ellie's head has turned to the right. (00:47:40)

Continuity mistake: When Lex saves Tim's life in the kitchen, she goes into shelter. When the Dinosaur chases Lex's reflection she is facing the dinosaur's face, but in the next shot her reflection has changed by 90°.

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Other mistake: The kid who at the dig site in Montana says "That doesn't look very scary" is so far from the screen and behind all the other spectators that he can't possibly see the picture on the screen. And even if he could, it doesn't look anything like a six foot turkey.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Grant covers Lex's mouth the dinosaur's breath blows his hat away. A shot later it's by his nape.

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Continuity mistake: When Grant sees the first dinosaur, Malcolm is right behind him looking as well. The next shot is above Grant as he stands up. Malcolm has moved forward between cuts.

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Continuity mistake: Muldoon lifts his gun to sight the raptor, in the next shot, he is raising the gun up and sights the raptor again.


Continuity mistake: When the gas jeeps stop for the first time they are in sunlight away from trees. At the end of the scene they are in the shade by some trees, despite them not moving in the scene. If you watch closely when Hammond tells them to stop they are in a massive patch of sunlight as shown with Dr Grant standing up. (00:21:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Ellie is running to the shed, the same clip of her jumping a tree is seen.

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Continuity mistake: When the T-Rex turns the upside-down car around 180°, the car's tail lights move from right to left. When Alan and Lex try to move out of the way, the tail lights are moving from right to left again.

Continuity mistake: In the tree, before Lex tries to feed the dinosaur there are no branches or leaves in front of her. She leans forward and a shot later a branch filled with leaves has magically appeared by her waist in a mere nanosecond. This keeps changing back and forth depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Grant is feeding a dinosaur in the morning he is either holding the food with one hand or two depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the kids and Grant wake up in the tree Alex covers her ears, but a shot later her arms are down by her side.

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Revealing mistake: Wile driving away from the dinosaur Malcolm tells the driver to go fast. The stunt driver is very noticeable - he has a bigger head and way more hair than the actor.

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Continuity mistake: When the baby dinosaur is born, Grant's arm swaps from bent to extended between shots. (00:00:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Grant and the kids wake up in the tree and Grant feeds branches to the dinosaur, Tim's position is an absolute chaos: He is either seated or standing; close to the dinosaur's nose or chin; far away or very close. There's no continuity whatsoever.

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Continuity mistake: After Hammond says "Welcome to Jurassic Park" Grant is facing the jeeps, 3 meters away, with Ellie 5 meters to his right and Hammond 3 meters to his left. Grant then turns his waist around to the left, though his legs still face the jeeps. In the wide angle everyone has changed positions drastically: Grant's legs have magically turned 180° and Hammond is not only opposite Ellie but very close to her.

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John Hammond: All major theme parks have had delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked, nothing.
Ian Malcolm: But, John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.

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Trivia: To make the water in the glass on the dashboard 'jump', they strung a guitar string from the underside of the dashboard to a bolt on the floor and then plucked the string.

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