The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning, when you see the English family on the beach, the little girl wanders off and you then see a shot of her on her own. However, she must have walked a pretty long way because the beach she is on is definitely not the beach that her parents were on; the rocks in the ocean are gone and the waves are smaller. (00:02:00)

Continuity mistake: When Rowland and the other man spot the baby T-rex, it is eating its meal. Then it looks up at them. Then it cuts to another shot where Rowland and the other man are talking. If you look in the background you can see the baby with his head down eating again. Then it cuts back to where the baby is. It is looking up at them again. (00:39:30)

Continuity mistake: When Sarah gets those cuts on her head, they seem to dissappear or get smaller in number as the movie progresses. (01:03:15 - 01:18:05)

Deliberate mistake: When Sarah, Ian and Nick are climbing up the cliff with the rope, Sarah is able to easily pull the rope up to place her hand underneath it for a better grip. The rope is quite lax for having three full-grown adults hanging from it.


Continuity mistake: When Sarah, Malcom and his daughter argue in the trailer for the first time you can see out of the back window. It shows they are right in front of a thicket of trees a few feet behind the trailer. When they step outside a minute later to see the InGen choppers arrive you see that the trailer is pulled up on the cliff tops already. The only view you should have seen out of that window was open sky as the window points out to sea. (00:32:10)

Visible crew/equipment: When Sarah is returning the baby T-rex to the parent dinos, just as she is about to release the baby so it can "walk" back to its parents, look at the bottom of the screen. You can see someone's head pop up for a second, presumably a crew member taking the animatronic baby from Sarah. (00:55:55)

Continuity mistake: The cracks in the rear window of the lab truck when it's hanging over the side of the cliff seem to vary between the shots outside underneath vs shots inside as to where they are in the glass. There is a major one above (not underneath) Sarah's hand that's visible from inside and not from underneath.


Continuity mistake: Towards the beginning where the girl goes to photograph the Stegosaurus, the scene cuts back to her boyfriend and the guy with the video camera. In two cuts to their scene while the girl is photographing and interacting with Stegosaurus, the guy with the video camera opens the flip out LCD on the video camera and starts shooting the action. (00:24:50)

Visible crew/equipment: When the two T-rex's surround Eddie's car one bites the roof off if you look to the right side of the roof once in the T-rex's mouth you will see a large wire obviously so the model and the roof don't fall over.

Continuity mistake: When the girl holds the sandwich, the napkin around it changes size and position between shots. (00:02:20)


Continuity mistake: When the movie starts and the little girl is surrounded by mini dinosaurs, her father lowers his Financial Times newspaper twice. First in the closeup he lowers it to his lap, and then at the start of the next wideshot the newspaper is back up in front of his face when he lowers it again before it drops onto the sand. (00:02:40)


Revealing mistake: When the dinosaurs are released from their cages and are running around the camp, a jeep is launched into the air and lands almost on top of the 2 hunters who leap from the tree. When the jeep falls forward, and down out of the tree the bottom of the tree moves and shakes in a way it shouldn't if it was truly made of wood.


Continuity mistake: When the crew are looking for Sarah, Eddie is holding the tracker and Ian is holding the rifle. In the next wide shot where they watch the Stegosaurus cross the river Eddie is now holding the rifle and Ian the tracker and the bag. The scene cuts again to the close up and Eddie is again holding the tracker. (00:22:00)

Revealing mistake: As the T-Rex rages through the street, some cars crash, and one reversing car dramatically flips. Two problems though - firstly, it's reversing quickly enough to mean it must have travelled past the dinosaur to build up that much speed, so the driver would have just driven forwards away from the T-Rex instead. Plus there's nothing which would realistically be in the road to make the car flip over like that, it's just a street with cars stopped on it.

Jon Sandys

Revealing mistake: The woman who screams and reverses away from the T-Rex while staring at it is suddenly replaced by a male stunt driver looking over his shoulder in the shot from the side.

Jon Sandys

Visible crew/equipment: When Ian and Sarah (with the baby T-Rex) are pulling into the gas station, if you look in the rear view mirror, you can see the heads of a number of crew members watching. (01:53:47)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Stark is separated from the group and is attacked by the tiny dinos, his last desperate attempt at escape shows him going down a small stream, then over a log, where he falls and is killed. In the next shot, we are looking at the same log from the other side and bloody water is moving down stream with Stark's body on the other side. He can't be on both sides of the log at the same time.


Factual error: When Eddie is pulled from the car, it zooms forward and goes over the cliff. In reality this wouldn't happen. Right up until his death, Eddie had the car floored in reverse. Once he took his foot off the pedal the engine would have stalled. If a car is in gear and the clutch isn't depressed then the wheels won't turn (especially on wet mud!) The trailer would have had to drag the car but the wheels are shown turning freely.

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Suggested correction: One of the T-Rexes has his (or her) foot on the car when Eddie is pulled out. The car could have been in neutral for a long time (accidentally), then when the Rex lets go the car is dragged.


Whilst what the guy above said is a possibility, he'd pulled the trailer up aways so there was no reason why the trailer just fell in a matter of seconds. It should have just started sliding again like before the car was even attached to it. So even ignoring the car the trailers shouldn't have fallen that quickly.

The jeep was able to hold the trailer in place without reversing for a short while. But eventually Eddie had to reverse to keep it from going over and even manages to pull it back a bit. When the car went into neutral and the T-Rex lifted his (or her) foot off it all the pressure and weight holding the trailer is gone so there is nothing to stop it from falling over. It had already slid quite a bit and the reversing was the only thing holding it, until the foot came along. With that gone the trailer just plummeted, not sliding anymore since there was nothing holding it anymore.


I think you've missed what the OP is saying. Before Eddie attached the winch to the Fleetwood (trailer) it was just sliding slowly and was doing for about a minute before he even attached the car. Once the car was attached it started dragging the car as it slid further off the cliff. The problem here is like the OP has stated, Eddie had pulled the FW back up a fair way. We see a tire go back up onto the cliff and get punctured in the process, it then cuts to an inside view from the FW and we can see it creeping forward slowly. When Eddie is pulled from the car, the FW drags the car off instantly, but in reality that wouldn't happen. Completely ignoring whether the car was in gear or not, the FW had been pulled back up a few meters. It would have slowly started sliding again and would have dragged the car like it did before Eddie got in and started reversing. Once the weight over the cliff became too much, only then would it drag the car off at the speed shown in the film.

Continuity mistake: When the woman in the city is yelling and drives in reverse to avoid the dinosaur the streets are empty. A shot later they're filled with people and cars driving around.


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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Question: What happened to the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar? They wander around Isla Sorna on this movie, but no mention is made of the dinosaurs in the original. Does anybody know about their fate? Were they killed? Did they die naturally?

Answer: The dinosaurs on Isla Nublar are not mentioned. In the first book they are destroyed by bombing, which makes the second island more surprising - a lost world.

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