Jurassic Park
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Character mistake: The correct spelling of stegosaurus is steg"o"saurus yet when Nedry steals the embryos, the freezer says steg"a"saurus. (00:55:50)

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Continuity mistake: Just after Alan gets Lex out the pushed over truck, the T-Rex walks up to them and it is standing about an inch away from them, but in the next shot, there is no sign of it, then reappears in the next shot. (01:08:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Nedry meets Dogson he cries "We've got Dogson here!" with the green napkin bundled inside his fist. From the opposite angle a big chunk is standing out.

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Continuity mistake: When Hammond meets Grant and Sattler in the trailer he dries the glass with a white tea towel in his hands. A shot later it's pink. (00:11:32)

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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: When the movie begins a worker on the top part of the crate falls to the ground, face down. A split second later he's facing upwards.

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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 Dilophosaur spits on Nedry the second time, it is only on his forehead and eyes. In the next shot, a second later, it is all over his face and cheeks. It was too soon for the rain to have washed it down that far.

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Trivia: An explanation of why the triceratops was sick is in the Michael Crichton novel and the original screenplay, and a deleted scene - the triceratops swallowed rocks to grind its food as it didn't have teeth that could manage this. Once the rocks were worn down in its stomach it vomited them back up, along with the poisonous lilac berries that it had unintentionally swallowed at the same time as the new rocks. This is why there are no berries or rocks in its mound of poop. Laura Dern briefly picks up some rocks and berries, clearly forming the connection, but the rest of the scene was cut.

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Trivia: The T-Rex was named Roberta by the dinosaur supervisor Phil Tippett in the original storyboards for the film, and was a nickname for the animatronic amongst the crew. Fans more often call her Rexy.

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Continuity mistake: After the T. Rex rolls Explorer 4 upside-down with Lex and Tim inside, in the closeup when the dinosaur bites on the rubber tire we see the hub hole at the center of the wheel rim, but two shots later the wheel cover is back on the wheel.

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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: When the grandchildren and Grant are crawling above the drop-down ceiling to flee from the raptors, the raptors at one point have "squares" of light shining on them. If you look closely at this light, these "squares" of light are not really squares, but the letters A T C G, the DNA sequence abbreviations.

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Question: Are the people present at the digging site when they're discussing new approaches to analyzing skeletons supposed to be paleontologists in dr. Grant's group? If so, why would they laugh at his musings of "how dinos learned how to fly"? And why would he have to explain it to them? Seemed to me like he is explaining very basic stuff to the people that would already know this (and of course, to the movie audience).

Answer: They are not paleontologists, just people interested in dinosaurs. It is common for museums and other scientific organizations to offer the general public an opportunity to participate in a real paleontology dig. For a fee, they become an exhibition team member for a period of time, learn about dinosaurs, help excavate fossils, and so on. This is likely how Dr. Grant (or his institution) supplements his research funding.

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