The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Corrected entry: When Malcolm, Sarah, Nick and Malcolm's daughter have started going through the grassed area, where the crew before got attacked by the raptors, the raptors make a hunting noise, and Malcolm automatically recognizes it, but how could he when he never heard that noise before in the previous movie? The only noise he heard was when the raptors were feeding, which was a different noise all together.


Correction: He doesn't say he recognizes the velociraptor sounds, he just hears something and realises they are in predator territory. It's not a plot hole for Ian to recognize a dangerous situation.


He does, he says " raptors" to the others then they run.


Actually he says "Go, as fast as you can. Go." Nothing about raptors.


Corrected entry: After Dieter falls down the slope, the next few camera shots are 1st person views of the small dinosaurs which are about to attack him. The 1st shot ends a short distance from his face, at the speed which the camera zoomed in, during the 2nd shot the 1st dinosaur should have reached him. Likewise, during the 3rd shot, both the 1st and 2nd dinosaurs should have reached him, but they have not. They only reach him during the overhead camera shot.


Correction: They're not continuous shots, just different perspectives of the same event, so that the 2nd and 3rd camera zooms aren't chronologically after the 1st one, but happen at the same time. Rather than put 3 images up at once, they show it this way. Likewise, the aerial view is showing the attack in full, not cutting to it after the dinosaurs are already there.


Corrected entry: When Jeff Goldblum is giving his daughter the news about him going away for a few days, he gives her a piece of paper with someone's number on it. However, in the next shot Jeff has the paper back in his hand.


Correction: This is very vague, because he hands her the paper twice (since both times she got rid of the paper). When he gives her the paper the first time, she keeps it. Later in the scene she throws the paper at him (where it lands on his shoulder) and he takes it, but gives it back. At the desk, she puts the paper down on the desk and he picks it up and gives it back to her. But there's never a shot of him holding the paper when he shouldn't be.


Corrected entry: When the vehicle is hanging off the cliff and the glass at the rear slowly begins to crack, it does so like sheet ice (or conventional window glass). Safety glass in vehicles would either be laminated (in which case it wouldn't shatter at all), or it would break into a million fragments.


Correction: There's nothing to suggest it was a safety glass window. We see crew members welding on the vehicles and the fact that the deadline was cut could mean they used a conventional window to save time.


Corrected entry: In Hammond's bedroom, Ian distinctly asks, "And who are these four lunatics that you're trying to con into this?", before Hammond states the specific number in the team. This is backed up by the subtitles.


Correction: He mentions 4 people because on the desk are 4 personnel folders. He (correctly so) figured these four folders were the members of Hammond's team.


Corrected entry: Malcom's team has 2 SUVs and the big trailer. In one scene, a winch on one of the SUVs is employed to raise and keep the 'high hide' aloft. In a following scene, we watch the second SUV fall over the cliff. In a later scene we watch the first SUV (the only one left) attempt to hold up the trailer from falling off the cliff. When Eddie comes to rescue Ian and the team with the only remaining Mercedes SUV, he tells Ian that Kelly was safely up in the high hide, but no SUVs were left to keep it in place.

Correction: When the hide is fully lifted, the winch is disconnected. The winch is used just to raise the hide. You can see Eddie removing it when it is lifted all the way up.

Corrected entry: At the end while watching the news, we see that the shot from behind the couch Sarah is lying on Ian. From the front shot she is now instantly sleeping sitting up.


Correction: The shot from behind shows them both sat upright, she is slightly of to her left. The shot from the front shows the same position.

Corrected entry: When the trailer type thing is hanging over a muddy cliff, about to fall off, a guy drives up in a sporty little jeep, ties the trailer to it, and manages to pull the trailer back to safety. Well, at first glance this may seem okay, but that trailer was at least twice the weight of the jeep. And, if the jeep spun its wheels on the mud like that, it would lose any traction it had on the ground, thus going over the edge of the cliff with the trailer.


Correction: The jeep does lose traction as it's sliding all over the place and the trailer continues to slide over regardless of the efforts of the SUV. He's just doing what little he can.

Corrected entry: When Ian returns to the trailer to contact the boat, he is not wearing his jacket. He is still not wearing the jacket when he takes Kelly to the "high hide" or during the chaos of the trailers going over the cliff. But when the group start their trek through the forest, he is seen wearing the jacket during the rain storm and after that, the jacket is gone completely for the rest of the film.


Correction: He actually isn't wearing the jacket at all. He was wearing a collared shirt over another shirt under the jacket when he arrived on the island. When he took it off in the trailer, that's the last time he is seen wearing the jacket. If you watch closely during the rainstorm, you can see his belt buckle shine and you'll see his collared shirt is tucked into his pants, but he isn't wearing a jacket.

Corrected entry: At the beginning when the little girl is being attacked by the Compy's, she is at the shoreline. When Ian and Hammond are talking, Hammond states that the carnivores are territorial and reside in the innermost areas of the island, so Ian's team will be safe on the outer-rim. So why were Compy's on the beach if they live in the middle of the island?


Correction: They are referring to the large carnivores who are presumably game hunters. So although the compy's are technically carnivores they are basically just scavangers.


Corrected entry: After the survivors take a break from their trek through the forest, Jeff Goldblum gets up to walk and starts limping on his left leg. This is before the group of four falls down the muddy hill and has to deal with the raptors. He also seems to randomly limp during the final run with the baby Rex to the cargo ship.


Correction: Ian Malcolm's leg was seriously injured in the first film. Depending on the extent of the injury, he may not normally show it until it gets aggravated from time to time, like having to run or walk long distances or jump from the high hide.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: During the first movie, Goldblum says that he has three children. In this one, the girl is his only child.


Correction: I cannot remember any time during the movie where he states that she is his only child. Can you provide a timecode? He said in JP1 that he had been married many times. Maybe this was his only child with that mother.


Corrected entry: When the scene crashes in San Diego, all the men on the ship were killed. There was a scene that got erased when a raptor escaped and killed all of them. But it has been said that the raptor didn't kill them until the ship crashed. So how come the crew on the ship didn't respond when they were talking with them on the radio? It makes no sense.

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Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. There is a section to ask questions on the site.


Correction: If you look for Klayton Fioretti (or something like that) on YouTube, he fully explains this sequence but not with the Raptors being responsible, simply because they weren't.

Corrected entry: The cargo ship when shown at the dock is a model. When the cargo doors are open they swing out to the sides so T-rex can climb out on to the deck. When they show a real ship heading back to the island, you can see how the doors would open front to back so a dock mounted crane could un-load cargo from the side.

Correction: The cargo doors are made up of four sections with all doors hinged at the corners. As such, the doors can be opened individually, in pairs (left-right or front-back) or all at once. The design of the cargo doors do not change at all during the end of the movie, model or real.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Nick and Sarah goes to rescue the dinosaurs from the cages, they first encounter a large Stegosaurus in a cage shaped to fit the animal. The gate at the front of the cage is much smaller so how on Earth did they manage to get the dinosaur inside? And how is it supposed to escape through an opening much smaller than the dinosaur?

Correction: The cage is in fact shaped to suit the adult but is not a fixed shape. Reviewing the scene, the back portion of the cage appear to slide into place forming the shape of the roof and overall shape of of the whole cage. The characters would have been able to see this as we know the Stegosaurus does in fact escape its enclosure.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Ian is talking to John Hammond's nephew at the beginning of the movie, Ian says Hammond twisted the facts regarding the deaths of 3 people. In the first movie, there were at least 5 deaths: the worker in the first scene, the lawyer, the velociraptor expert, Dennis Nedry, and Mr. Arnold. It's unreasonable to believe that the truth was told about some of the deaths merely because that would involve admitting the existence of the dinosaurs.


Correction: First of all; Ian Malcolm did not know about the worker who was killed, as this happened long before he even set foot on the island. In addition, nobody was present when Nedry died, and as you say, InGen would have suppressed any information about this they could, leaving Ian also ignorant of how and when Nedry died (if he notices at all). So he only knows of three deaths for certain, and might suspect more, but does not have any evidence.


Corrected entry: How does the high hide work? It's well above the tree line, so can't be hooked on top of one, and the only secret it gives away is that it is pulled up by the car winch. Yet Eddie leaves the high hide to save the others, taking the car with the winch with him. So what has happened to the hide?

Correction: It's hooked from either a taller tree or a tree that grows on higher ground. You can see parts of the tree above and to the sides of the high hide when it's first raised.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: After Roland's men help Ian, Sarah and Nick over the edge of the cliff, just after the T-rex attack, the group discuss what they should do. Ian suggests that they should go to the sea, Roland rejects the idea as he says that that is a well used water source. Yet animals need to drink fresh water, not salt water, as that would just dehydrate them.

Correction: Ian suggests they head to the lagoon, not the sea. Depending on how separated it is from the sea water or if it's fed by a river, a lagoon often has potable water.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The velociraptors are definitely smaller than they were in the first film, despite supposedly being exactly the same.

Correction: Any number of reasons for this. Perhaps they were younger. Many reptiles grow their entire lives, not just until adulthood. It is also likely they sustained on a different diet than the ones in the showcase park, which could also affect growth speed. It could also be a different breed, since no-one said they were identical to the ones in the first park.

Correction: They're probably not the same ones; remember how one of them was orange? None of the raptors from Jurassic Park were.

Corrected entry: When Sarah tells the others to use dirt to put out the fire as that doesn't make smoke, Nick proceeds to completely ignore her and just puts water on and makes lots of smoke.

Correction: So he ignored her advice. That's not a movie mistake.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where the trailer is hanging over the cliff, Dr. Malcolm is climbing down to save Sarah from falling through the glass. On his way down, he calls up to Nick to get the satellite phone. He calls him Vince, however, which is the name of the actor playing the character Nick Van Owen.


Correction: Because of the phonetically similar vowel sounds, it may sounds like "Vince," but he says "Nick." Mouth movement even matches.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Sarah is on the roof, trying to escape from raptors, she falls onto a light and out a window; then all of a sudden she is being picked up by Kelly and Ian, and she is nowhere near a building from which she could have fallen.


Correction: There's a large warehouse-type structure directly behind her when she gets up.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Sarah is photographing the stegosauruses, we see Vince Vaughn getting his camcorder ready; then the camera changes just as he is putting it to his face, and all of a sudden it a regular camera, not a camcorder.


Correction: He has two cameras, a camcorder and a Nikon that he swaps. There are lengthy shots focused on Sarah during the "all of a sudden" during which he could have swapped cameras.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the INGEN boardroom scene, cut from the film, when Peter Ludlow is talking about the cost of Jurassic Park, the deconstruction of it, and the settlements made to the famillies of the 3 dead people, he says that they paid millions to the family of John Arnold (played by Samuel L. Jackson). But John wasn't his name, it was Ray.

Correction: In Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, the book the movie is based on, his name is John. His name could have been John Raymond Arnold, and he went by Ray.

Corrected entry: When the T-Rex hits the trailer it flips sideways twice. Then the trailer starts sliding off the cliff due to it's sliding on it's tires, which are clearly visible. However, both trailers are connected so the tires should be facing up.

Correction: The "trailer" is supposed to consist of a two units (a "tractor" pulling a "trailer") connected by a flexible corridor (well, it is in the book). Therefore it's theoretically possible for one half of the vehicle to be turned over by 180 degrees and the other half to remain upright on its tyres, as the flexible corridor would just twist.

Corrected entry: When Kelly is doing the gymnastics to kick the raptor out of the shack right after she says HEY YOU. If you pause it, you can see it's ACTUALLY a man doing the stunt.Why didn't they get a female?

Correction: The rules of this site are clear - if you have to pause the film to see it, it is not a mistake.

Corrected entry: A four-foot-tall juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex would weigh at least one-hundred seventy to two-hundred pounds. There is no way a normal person could carry it about without a supreme effort, and they dandle it about like a small puppy.

Correction: I don't believe anyone has actually weighed a real live 4-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex so who's to say how much one would weigh. A better judgement of the baby Rex's weight would be to make a comparison between it's size and that of the adult humans. This would make the baby Rex about the size of a husky young boy with a subsequent weight of around 100 pounds max, fairly easy to carry.

Corrected entry: Hamond said that the dinosaurs were bred on Isla Sorna, even though in the first film we saw the dinosaurs being born on Isla Nublar.

Correction: Hammond was not completely forthcoming in the first movie. While some dinosaurs were born on Isla Nubar, Isla Sorna was the major "factory," so to speak.

K.C. Sierra

Corrected entry: When the T-Rex hits the trailer for the first time and it rolls over, the sheet of glass, the same one Sarah lands on later, can be seen falling out of place, so it shouldn't be there to catch Sarah when she falls.

Correction: It falls slightly out of place not all the way. It gets propped up on other things lying around. It is in a position so that when the trailer goes into its vertical position the sheet of glass falls back into place.

Corrected entry: When the big tugger is hurtling towards the waterfront, don't you think the Coast Guard would have warned the personnel at the waterfront about a boat going REALLY fast in their direction?

Correction: The coastguard may have only thought to warn at the last moment when it was too late. It could also be believed the coast guard was sure they would slow down or start turning. Even if they were concerned they might believe that the crew would warn them if they weren't able to slow down but as we see they were all dead - something the coast guard wasn't aware of.

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Corrected entry: When the T-Rex is destroying San Diego, it bites a street sign that reads "Cedar". In fact, there is no Cedar Street in San Diego.

Correction: A quick search on Mapquest proves that yes, there IS a Cedar Street in San Diego.

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film as the little girl gets attacked by small dinosaurs, it cuts to Dr. Ian Malcolm standing in front of a poster of a tropical island, making you think he is on the island. However, the "poster" has been a little enhanced to create the illusion; it is actually a live shot of a tropical backdrop. If you look closely, you can even see the palm leafs move in the wind.

Correction: The image behind Malcolm hasn't been enhanced; it's just a picture. Any apparent movement just seems to be an illusion.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kelly is introduced, she comes running into the garage saying, "Dad, dad, dad" and hugs Ian. Eddie and Nick are both present. But when they get to the island and Kelly comes out of the trailer, Eddie and Nick are both surprised that she is Ian's daughter.

Correction: Not really so surprising, as neither Eddie nor Nick actually see Kelly in the scene where she is introduced, and Kelly looks completely African-American.

Corrected entry: When the two rival Ingen teams meet up, Roland reasons the T. Rex pair won't be after them because they've just fed on half of a human being, so it's safe to flee for help. Warmblooded carnivores can eat up to one-fourth of their body weight before they're truly "full," so for something the size of a T. Rex, half a human would only be an appetizer. This would explain why the T. Rex pair kept on following them even without the bloodstain on Sarah's jacket - they're easy prey. Now, I can understand why the scientists, Marlboro Men, businessmen, children, and even the paleontologists (who after all study the remains of dinosaurs, not the real thing) wouldn't pick up on this, but why didn't Nick (who after all served in many environmental causes, including Greenpeace and Earth First. or Roland himself, who after all is an experienced hunter, pick up on this until after it was too late?

Correction: 1. Many other carnivores eat less and become full, including humans, snakes, and lizards. 2. Nick doesn't know anything about animal biology. He stated in the movie that he joined only for the girls. 3. There is no indication Roland would know. Hunters need only know about basic predator knowledge, not dinosaur biology (one of the most debated and difficult subjects in science) or even basic biology of birds or lizards (closest biology to dinosaurs) since he would not likely be hunting them.

Corrected entry: After the trailers are knocked over Nick is trying to force open a door and Malcolm comes over to help. After pushing a little Malcom hits the door with his foot, if you slow the scene down and go frame by frame you see that Malcolm's foot also hits a few of Nicks fingers, the actor pulls his hand away and then places it back on the door.


Correction: This is not a mistake. Just because it's a movie doesn't mean the Character's movements need to be perfect.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, they said three people died in the first incident (Jurassic Park 1), when actually four people died (Ray Arnold, Robert Muldoon, Donald Gennaro, Dennis Nedry).

Correction: It is possible that the death of Dennis Nedry was covered up so well that Malcolm, Ellie and co didn't even know it was him. Not everyone knew it was him that sabotaged the park, so they covered up his death to hide what really happened.


Corrected entry: In the night camp, when we see the ground vibrating with the footsteps of the dinosaurs, ripples appear in the puddles within the footprints start at the centre and radiate out. In fact ripples caused by ground vibration would start at the outside and move to the centre.


Correction: They do start at the edges, but you don't see them before they collide at the middle.


Corrected entry: The jeep type vehicle that tries to pull the trailer back onto the ground is a Mercedes ML-320. That vehicle does not have a transfer case, so Eddie shifted it into reverse twice.


Correction: The civilian ML 320 has a push button low transfer case and is not offered with a manual transmission. The modified one used in the film had a manual, and therefore could have had a transfer case with a shifter.

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.


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?

gandolfs dad

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.

gandolfs dad

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.

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Ian Malcolm: Mommy's very angry.



When the ship crashes into the dock, all of the scenes leading up to the crash and after it show a clear view across the harbor as we can see lights and land on the other side. It's not until the ship is about to crash that a thick and dense fog appears and disappears within a minute to mask the ship to create a more dramatic effect.



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.