Jurassic Park

Character mistake: When Genarro is explaining to Hammond that he is at the park to report Hammond's progress to the investors, he says "In 48 hours if they're not impressed, I'm not impressed. We'll shut you down, John." He should have said "If I'm not impressed, they're not impressed" since the investors would be shutting down the park on his advice, not the other way around.

BaconIsMyBFF
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Suggested correction: He'll be the one to shut it down, not the investors. They gave him the ability to do that. So once he hears they are not impressed, he'll be shutting it down.

lionhead

That still makes the statement backwards, since he is representing the investors interests, not his own. The way he words it suggests even if they weren't impressed but he was, he could keep the park open of his own accord. The buck stops with the investors.

BaconIsMyBFF
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There's actually already a submission just like this one in the Corrections section, with the correction - provided by JC Fernandez - noting that Genarro is referring to the scientists that have to be convinced that the park is ready to open, and that if the scientists aren't convinced, then Genarro will not be convinced either, and he will notify the investors of it.

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Didn't see that correction before. When reviewing the scene in question Genarro does ever so slightly gesture behind himself when he says "they", which I had not noticed before.

BaconIsMyBFF

Continuity mistake: After the kids greet their Grandpa there's a shot outside of them waiting for the cars. The boy stands ahead of the girl, who's a meter behind. A shot later he has moved 5 meters behind.

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Continuity mistake: The first time the cars arrive the girl walks to the rear passenger window and peeks inside. In the close-up she is meters behind repeating all of the movements.

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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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Continuity mistake: After Hammond says "Welcome to Jurassic Park" Alan is sitting on the floor with Ellie comforting him. A shot later she's gone, only to reappear 5 metres away in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: Ian gets out of the car to distract the dinosaur. Inside the car, he's nice and dry, but the second he gets out of the car, he looks like he's stood in a bathroom shower for ten minutes.

Continuity mistake: When Nedry's car is stuck in the mud, he goes out front to grab his winch and pulls out a fair bit of wire. In the next shot, we see that he has a lot less wire than before, even though we never heard the winch retract.

Factual error: At the beginning of the film we are shown an amber mine in the Dominican Republic. This amber is only 45 million years old, Hammond would never bother buying the amber from there as dinosaurs disappeared from the fossil record 65 million years ago.

Continuity mistake: When the baby Dinosaur is hatching, her arm comes out but in the very next shot it's her head that is coming out. (00:27:30)

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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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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.

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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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