The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Corrected entry: The professional hunter is carrying a heavy, dangerous game double rifle. The ecologist manages to pull both rounds from the chamber, pull the bullets, empty the powder, replace the bullets in the now empty case and put them back in the rifle. Quite a feat to pull bullets in the field without damaging the cases. When the hunter tries to fire the rounds nothing happens. When the cases are pulled the primers are untouched from the firing pins - hmm. Even more unlikely - I don't know of any professional dangerous game guide that wouldn't carry a dozen or more extra rounds - yet he doesn't have any. (01:20:15)

Correction: The firing pins were probably bent, thus rendering the rifle useless.


Corrected entry: Compsognathus has one finger that is all bone, with no joints, yet in the film they can bend all of their fingers.

Correction: In fact only two fossils have been discovered, and in both cases the finger joints are incomplete. There is debate as to whether it had two or three fingers, let alone whether one of them was non-articulated or not, so the film may well be accurate.


Corrected entry: When the two T-Rexs attack the trailer they both look and sound the same. Wouldn't that make them both male?

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Correction: It is dark and rainy, so you can't see the differences very . However, the female is slightly greener, and the male's 'facial' structure is slightly different to what we have seen before. The 'making of' documentary shows the differences if you're in any doubt.


Corrected entry: When the people come to rescure Nick, Sarah and Ian who are climbing the rope, various things are gone. The tree stump has gone and the parts off Eddie's car too.

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Correction: The stump is there, in the background. The rope is still tied to it. The parts of the car that the Rex ripped off were thrown too far to be seen in the shot.


Corrected entry: The snake that slithers down the paleontologist's shirt is not poisonous (it is red, white, and black; there is not even yellow); it most likely a milk snake (which by the way, as far as I know, is not native to Central or South America). Granted, there are poisonous coral snakes with white on black, but they are native to AFRICA.

Correction: The snake is not what killed the scientist. The snake scared the scientist into being eaten by the dinosaur. He just freaked regardless.

Corrected entry: After the hunter bags the T-Rex with the dart gun they go to another scene then return, and the T-Rex is in a huge cage. Earlier on the hunters' entire camp, equipment and vehicles were destroyed, this is why they were walking in the first place, so where did this cage come from, and even if the cage did appear out of nowhere who lifted the T-Rex into it?

Correction: The equipment was in fact destroyed. However, when Nick radioed in for help, an entire Ingen supply crew came by, which would explain why there were suddenly so many people around as well as the equipment to assemble the cage.

Corrected entry: When the triceratops breaks into the tent, if you put the movie in show motion you can see a camera man bring pulled away on the left hand side right before the triceratops breaks in.

Correction: The man is supposed to be taping Peter Ludlow's speech.

Corrected entry: When they are walking around on the island Vince Vaughn drops the paper of his chewing gum, although he's a member of Greenpeace.

Correction: Even though Vince Vaughn's character did some work with Greenpeace, he said that he did it to meet girls, so he didn't have to necessarily be dedicated to the cause.

Character mistake: When they're on the island and the INGen helicopters are flying in, Jeff Goldblum takes the binoculars and looks through the wrong end. (00:32:30)

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Roland Tembo: The Rex just fed, so he won't be hunting for a while.
Ian Malcolm: Just fed? I assume you're talking about Eddie? You might show a little more respect, the man saved our lives by giving his.
Roland Tembo: Then his problems are over. My point is, predators don't hunt when they're not hungry.
Nick Van Owen: Yeah, only humans do.
Roland Tembo: Oh, you're breaking my heart. Come on! Saddle up, let's get this moveable feast under way!

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Trivia: Hammond doesn't appear in the second book (though he does in the second movie). This is because, in the book series, Hammond was killed in the first book. He slipped, broke his ankle and was fatally attacked by compies.

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