The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Other 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.

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Plot hole: How did the men on the ship get killed? The bridge was intact and the T-Rex was still inside the cargo hold. [A raptor escapes from the boat when it pulls in to the harbour, but they cut the scene from the film and now that bit doesn't appear to make any sense.]

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Visible crew/equipment: When the T-Rex is running rampant in the streets, we see a guy running away from it. He tries to run into a video store, and the shot is from inside the video store. Right before that guy gets eaten by the Rex, he runs to the door to try to open it. And when this happens, you can see the reflection of the cameraman in the glass on the door walking towards it.

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Deliberate mistake: 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.

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Character mistake: Sarah is a trained expert with predatory animals. But when her jacket is covered with blood (and not just any blood, the blood of the infant T-rex), and they're in a forest surrounded with carnivorous dinosaurs, and she knows that they need to pass through Velociraptor territory, and she thinks that the T-rex might follow them, she doesn't think to take the jacket off. And the others, who also happen to be hunters who would surely know that the blood would attract predators, don't say anything about it.

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Plot hole: Near the end of the movie, Peter Ludlow (the snivelling nephew of John Hammond who wants to create Jurassic Park in San Diego) is addressing company stockholders as they wait for the cargo ship to arrive. He says something to the effect of: "I'd like to thank you all for being intrepid enough to show up in the wee small hours of the morning." Those last six words, and the color of the sky make it seem like it is four or five in the morning at the latest. For that early, San Diego is a busy town. The buses are running, business men are out, video rental stores are open (and with plenty of customers), and generally a lot of people are out to run away from the T-Rex. I have to imagine that the mass of people running in terror (even though it is early in the morning) were put in as an homage to old monster movies. Same thing could be said for the Japanese business men.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene in the shed towards the end, when Sarah and Kelly are at the top, you can see the harnesses that are keeping them safe.

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Audio problem: The ship is going at full speed towards the coast - making a roaring engine sound. But when it hits the coast and stops, the sound of the engines stop too. Who turned them off?

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Visible crew/equipment: When Sarah and Nick return to the trailer with the baby T-rex, there is a shot of Nick carrying the rex towards the operating table. Look between the baby rex's legs - there are a series of wires leading from a opening in the anamatronic dinosaurs belly to a bulky device (presumably a battery pack) in the actor's pocket. Once you know where to look for the wires, you will notice them in many other shots in the film when various actors are holding the baby rex.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Ian is talking to John in the bedroom you can see a mirror. After John tells him about the project, the camera moves to the bed and there is a reflection of blue jeans, probably the cameraman's.

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Continuity mistake: As the team are making their way through the long grass and are attacked by the Raptors we see a black man holding a torch turn around and look up into the air and scream. The camera changes and then the Raptor jumps in the air and on to him. He looked up into the air before there was anything in the air to look at.

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Continuity mistake: When they're in the shack, and the raptors are making the walls shake, the lights wire guard falls off the wall and lands in front of the door. We then see a closeup of the raptors starting to dig under the door, there's no sign of the light guard. We then cut back to a wider shot of the door, and the light wire guard falls off again. Eventually it shows a closeup of the light wire guard AGAIN falling off.

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Jon Sandys

Continuity mistake: In the end part of the movie where Kelly, Sarah and Ian are lying on the couch and Sarah and Ian are asleep, you can see that Sarah doesn't have a blanket. However, when the shooting is back at the couch after the television shot, Sarah is now having the blanket. The blanket should have been seen in the first mentioned scene.

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Revealing mistake: When the stegosaurus begin to move around a lot, you can see the one that is charging at her steps in the creek water, but there is no splash or any ripples.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, when Drs. Malcom and Harding are looking for the baby T. Rex in San Diego they arrive at the new InGen Jurassic Park. The car brakes hard, skids a little pulling a trailing cable for a portable light. The lamp falls. When they get back into the car with the baby T. Rex, to use it to entice the adult back to the ship, the lamp is standing again.

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Continuity mistake: The day after the T-Rex attack, when they are all walking towards the control complex, Sarah is asked about the blood on her shirt, and answers that it's from last night, but it's too humid for the blood to dry. Nevertheless all their clothes - which ought to have been soaked during the rain storm, are completely dry.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sarah is helping the baby T-rex in the trailer and Ian is trying to dial up their ship on the radio, look at the papers Ian is holding. In one shot the back page is white, but in the very next shot, it has a red cover on the back.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sarah is hanging from the roof surrounded by 'raptors, the position of the roof tiles she's holding on to change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the second INGEN team is rolling through the open field and you first see Rolland talking to Peter about not setting up camp on the game trail, if you look carefully in the shot looking at Peter they are actually on a paved road instead of open field. Split second mistake.

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Continuity mistake: When Jeff Goldblum is trapped in the car with the raptor outside, the raptor bumps into the window, cracking it. There's no hole in the centre of the crack in the shot of the raptor, but when we see a shot of Jeff Goldblum a second later, there's suddenly a hole in the window.

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Jon Sandys

Revealing mistake: When Sarah is making her way to the baby Stego, just before she gets on her belly and crawls closer to it, you can see the kneepads she has on.

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Continuity mistake: When the English family arrives at the island, the sky is a bit gray. When the little girl wanders off, it is suddenly a sunny, beautiful day.

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Factual error: When Roland is walking in the pouring rain and talking about killing the T-Rex, he has his gun slung over his shoulder vertically and barrel-upwards. If you were to do this in real-life in a tropical rainstorm for very long, you would run the risk of water entering the barrel and causing problems with the gun. And as a professional hunter Roland would know better.

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Continuity mistake: The night when the T-Rexes attack it is pouring and there is mud all over, but the next morning the grass is dry and not even in the forest is there any mud or rain puddles.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: At the San-Diego docks, the guy says it's the 'wee small hours of the morning', yet when he goes inside the Harbour Master's control room, the clock on the wall says 9:25.

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Continuity mistake: When the T-rex is in San Diego and is about to smash the bus, the driver tells everyone to get to the side. There is a guy in a seat right behind the driver, but when we go outside the bus just before the T-rex crushes it, that guy is no longer there.

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Revealing mistake: The window in the door of the trailer that got pushed over the cliff is quite obviously made of a plastic film. You can see that it is wobbling when they bang the door.

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Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when the rescue group arrived on Isla Sorna, the actress grabs the Nikon F5 of the photographer and makes her way to the nest of the Stegosaurus. After several shots of the small Stegosaurus there is no more film left in the cassette, so the camera begins to rewind it automatically. The thing is, you never see the rewind knob moving although you hear the camera's motor rewinding (The Nikon F5 has a manual rewind knob to be able to rewind the film when the batteries are dead). There was obviously no film at all in the camera.

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Continuity mistake: Roland loads his rifle with a dart and aims at a dinosaur. From the aerial view he is half a step away from a big puddle behind. From a close-up when he walks backwards the puddle is gone.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Ian is speaking to Mr. Ludlow while the group is walking through the rain. If you watch in the background when Ian says the word "Long" something falls from the top of the screen. An extra even follows the item as it falls, you can see his head move. Hard to miss.

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Revealing mistake: When the T-rex escapes into San Diego, it enters someone's backyard to drink from their pool. When the Rex plunges its face into the water, the water barely ripples and its bottom jaw is as clear as day below the surface of the water. If a beast of that size were to dip its head in the water, no matter how gently, it would've created a ripple that would distort the surface of the water quite significantly.

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah walks through the water when she sees Malcolm for the first time on the island her pants are soaked up to mid thigh, in the next scene she is running through the water again and her pants are only soaked up to her knees.

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Continuity mistake: When the T-Rexes are far away their steps make the ground shudder so it can be seen in the water puddles. However when they are nearby the same does not occur.

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Jacob La Cour

Revealing mistake: When Kelly does her acrobatics and kicks the raptor out through the window it is possible to see that the raptor is pulled through the window as it "flies" upward and scrapes against the top of the window frame and then straight down. As the raptor falls down 2 wires can be seen reflecting light outside of the window, one even falls down after the raptor.

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Factual error: When the first half of the trailer is hanging over the cliff, the second half is pulled towards the edge. But the pull from the first half would be going downwards - in a 90-degree angle to the position of the first half. That would not pull the second half outwards, but more lift the end up.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Ian starts to walk out of Dr. Hammond's office, we see an empty hallway. A shot or two later, there is a butler standing to the left of a lamp in the middle of the hallway. Then another shot or two later, the butler is standing to the left of the hallway where we can't see him.

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Factual error: When the T-Rex rips the seat out of the Mercedes SUV, the driver's airbag goes off. The front airbags are designed to inflate after a sudden deceleration detected by sensors in the front of the vehicle. The sudden removal of a seat would not cause them to inflate and no other part of the vehicle was bumped at the time.

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Factual error: In the last scene of the movie it shows the adult Tyrannosaurs and the baby. Then it shows a Pterosaur. If you put on subtitles it says [Pterodactyl shrieking.]. Those couldn't be Pterodactyls, since Pterodactyls were much shorter and had no crest. Those Pterosaurs are in fact Pteranodons.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Dieter Stark falls down the slope, as the stuntman comes to a stop at the bottom, two crew members step into shot to stop the falling man. This is followed by a poor cut back to Peter Stormare's face down in the dirt.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: After Malcolm and his team are rescued at the edge of the cliff by the Hunter and his team, the "movable feast" begin their journey to the abandoned site. As the music plays and the trek commences you might notice that the footage shot in Hawaii has the Hunter's hat off. This is intercut with the footage shot in California with the Hunter's hat on. It can get distracting.

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Factual error: When Hammond is talking with Malcom about going to Sight B he says that the departure is from San Diego which is "a couple of hours" away from there. A flight from San Diego to Costa Rica would take over 5 1/2 hours. Then there is the trip to the island.

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah gets those cuts on her head, they seem to dissappear or get smaller in number as the movie progresses.

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Factual error: After Ian and his girlfriend get the baby T-rex from holding in San Diego, they track down the big T-rex. They pull into a gas station and the Trex knocks the large 76 ball towards them. The problem with this is that that gas station/intersection is not in San Diego, CA but in Granada Hills, CA. The cross streets are Rinaldi and Balboa.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene in the shed towards the end, when Kelly does her gymnastics, you can see that it is a stunt double.

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Repo_Man

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.

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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.

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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.

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jerimiah

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.

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Continuity mistake: When the girl holds the sandwich, the napkin around it changes size and position between shots.

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Sacha

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.

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Audio problem: When the light towers are running in the base camp, the lights are on but the generators running the light can't be heard running. They look like AL4000 Terex list plants, diesel motors on the generators are super loud.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see the remote for the cargo hold doors in the dead man's hand, the cord goes to the viewer's left and loops under itself. In the next shot the cord is going to the right and next to the ground so it can't loop under itself. In the next shot, the position changes again.

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah screams in the camper when the T-Rex is by the window, she leans against the metal post with her back flat against it. We see a shot from outside and she's still screaming but doesn't move. The shot goes back to her in the camper and now her back is against the corner of the post.

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Bishop73

Visible crew/equipment: In the trailer cliff scene when the rope comes undone, all three actors fall towards the bottom and certain death. The actor/stunt man to the right is harnessed and, to top it off, his hands never grab the ledge.

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Continuity mistake: When Dieter Stark is about to taze the dinosaur, the guy with the long beard approaches him, telling him what it is. As the bearded man says "They're presumed to be scavengers, like jackals", Stark's taser is closed mostly inwards. In the next shot, the taser is suddenly extended, opened out.

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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.

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jerimiah

Continuity mistake: When the girl meets the mini dinosaur she is standing on the sand, parallel to the edge of the grass. A frame later she's half a meter away, perpendicular to the grass.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the movie starts and the little girl is surrounded by mini dinosaurs, you can see her father lowers his Financial Times newspaper twice.

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