Jurassic Park (1993)

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Authentic and thrilling, this masterfully crafted sci-fi adventure follows John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), the founder and CEO of bio-engineering company InGen, that has created a theme park called Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, a tropical island near Costa Rica, populated with cloned dinosaurs. After a park worker is killed by a Velociraptor, the park's investors, represented by the lawyer Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero), demand that experts visit the park and certify it as safe. Gennaro invites the mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) while Hammond invites paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern). Upon arrival on Isla Nublar, the group is stunned to see a Brachiosaurus and a herd of Parasaurolophus in the distance. At the visitor center, the crew learns through an explanatory video and a tour through a laboratory that the cloning was accomplished by extracting the DNA of dinosaurs from mosquitoes that had been preserved in amber. However, the strands of DNA were incomplete, so DNA from frogs was used to fill in the gaps. The dinosaurs were all cloned genetically as females in order to prevent breeding. The group is then joined by Hammond's grandchildren, Lex and Tim Murphy (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello) for a tour of the park, while Hammond oversees the trip from the park's control room. With a major tropical storm approaching the island, will their tour be pleasant and safe? What will the experts discover in terms of the park's safety measures and the power of its inhabitants?
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Cast: Laura Dern, Sam Neill

Crew: Steven Spielberg (Director), Dean Cundey (Director of Photography), John Williams (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 11 Jun 1993 (India)

Tagline: Life finds a way.

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Did you know? Due to lack of knowledge of the actual behaviour of dinosaurs, much of the behaviour seen in the film is based on modern wild animals. Read More
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as Dr Ellie Sattler
as Dr Alan Grant
as Lex Murphy
as Henry Wu
as Robert Muldoon
as Lab Technician
as Driver of Grant
Supporting Actor
as Mate
as Miner - Dug Out Mosquito
as Gerry Harding
as Mr DNA
as Dr Ian Malcolm
as Worker in Raptor Pen
as Tim Murphy
as Archeologist
as Donald Gennaro
as Juanito Rostagno
as John Hammond
as Jurassic Park Tour Voice
as Ray Arnold
as Helicopter Pilot
as Dennis Nedry
Supporting Actor




Associate Producer
Production Manager
Unit Production Manager




Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Sound Effects Editor


Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director




Stunt Coordinator
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Sound Mix:
Dolby, DTS
Panavision Panaflex, Panavision PSR
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat), 2.35:1
Life finds a way.
Remember. Return. Relive in 3D. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the adventure 65 million years in the making. [3D re-release]
An adventure 65 million years in the making.
The most phenomenal discovery of our time... becomes the greatest adventure of all time.
Audio/Video Mismatch
Ray Arnolds's spoken commands do not match his typed commands when he uses the UNIX command prompt to access the park's security system The first typed command is "access security" and the first spoken command is "access main program." None of his spoken commands match the commands entered in the prompt.

Audio/Video Mismatch
Lex is screaming but her mouth isn't moving when she falls through the ceiling.

Audio/Video Mismatch
Lex and Tim's scream is heard when the T-Rex is attacking the car with Lex and Tim, in a shot through the roof wind-shield. However, their mouths stay closed.

Audio/Video Mismatch
In the scene where Hammond was hearing the shotgun fire through the telephone, we can hear that what was firing was like a pistol the bangs and the rate of fire. However, Shotguns usually have a slower rate of fire and sound far more louder than a pistol, and when the shot goes to the glass behind the "ride" it looked like holes from 9mm pistol rounds instead of .12 guage shotgun rounds.

Audio/Video Mismatch
You hear the bleating sound of a sheep as opposed to a goat's bleating sound when the goat is offered to the T-Rex.

Character Error
Stegosaurus is spelled "Stegasaurus" and Tyrannosaurus Rex is spelled with only one "n" instead of two in the embryo freezing chamber, .

Dennis Nedry places the cream on a pie while checking the shaving cream canister diversion safe, However, in the next shot his hand is completely clean of cream before he wipes his hand.

Hammond instructs his driver to hastily stop the jeep to which the driver complies when the two jeeps are approaching the Brachiosaurus, halting the vehicle. The shot then changes to the first car and Hammond's car is still seen moving, even though we saw and heard it stop in the previous shot.

Grant and Lex are leaning right against the upside-down car (notice Grant's hat) in the T-Rex attack scene when Grant and Lex are inches from the Rex. In the next shot, they are at least a few feet from the car and in a different position.

The can changes between red and blue and then back again when it is being covered in the mud when Dennis is taking the embryos in the shaving cream can.

The tree is dripping with water from the rain when Dr. Grant starts climbing into the tree that contains the Explorer with Tim trapped inside. A few seconds later when he reaches the Explorer there are no drops falling down. However, When Dr. Grant start talking to Tim you can see that water drips behind him again.

Some of the dinosaurs run past Alan, Timmy, and Lex when they are running from the Gallimimus herd, but in the next scene, shot from behind, there aren't any in front of them.

A large section breaks where Tim is holding it up when the two grandchildren are in the jeep and the T-Rex smashes down on the plexiglass roof. When the camera switches positions, the glass is whole again.

Ellie leans forward to grab a spoonful of ice cream in the scene with Ellie and Hammond. The next shot is from behind Ellie, and shows her at the end of a long table, with the ice cream cartons 6-8 feet away from her and out of reach.

Sattler lunges toward the door, and the door is closed immediately after Sattler's encounter with the Velociraptor in the powerhouse. However, In the close-up shot after that, the door is fully open, but in the next shot, the door is fully closed again.

Lex is shown crawling to go to the other side of the kitchen, and Tim is briefly shown following behind after the two raptors hear the soup ladle fall on the floor. But in the next shot, Tim is just then starting to crawl to the other side of the cabinet.

The cars travel through dense jungle when they "suddenly" stop as the cars are going back to the Visitor Center. Yet in later scenes, they are in an extremely open area.

Grant jumps in the passenger side and Hammond drives away when they leave the compound at the end. When they reach the helicopters, Grant gets out of the driver's side and Hammond, Sattler, and the kids are shown walking toward the Jeep from behind it as if they rode in another one.

Only the bars on the front row move in the movie theatre, when Hammond clicks his remote to lock the restraints in place. In the next shot, all three rows are locked down.

In the buffet scene, Tim's left ear is bloody from the electrocution he suffered (probably a blown eardrum), but when they are evading the velociraptors his ear is devoid of blood, and his hair is pretty well styled (as opposed to being frizzy from the frying).

Neither does Timmy react to the earsplitting sound nor does he even look at the Rex when the T-Rex roars right by the jeep door. The scene then quickly cuts to a closeup of him cowering in terror.

There are several mats along the floor when Lex and Tim go into the kitchen to hide from the raptors, but during the closeup shots of the raptors' feet the floor mats are gone.

The first shot shows the Rex nudging the driver's window when the T-Rex attacks the Explorer, In the next shot of the T-Rex it is letting go of the nudge much lower down, from the door itself.

Crew/Equipment Visible
A crew member's white shirt can clearly be seen shaking the leaves in the pit as the raptors attack their prey when the raptors are being fed for the viewing of the visitors, .

Crew/Equipment Visible
When the T-Rex flips over Lex and Timmy's car, A studio light and a potted tree are briefly visible in the background.

Crew/Equipment Visible
A crew member's hand stops the stuntman from hitting the camera when the gate keeper falls off the top of the cage,

Crew/Equipment Visible
The shadow of a camera or crew member on Grant's body is seen for a few seconds during the Gallimimus stampede when Grant, Lex, and Tim seek shelter under the fallen tree before the T-Rex appears.

Errors in Geography
San Jose is landlocked, without any adjoining lakes. However, Nedry is shown seated at a beachfront cafe behind the caption "San Jose, Costa Rica".

Factual Mistake
True Velociraptors have only been found in central Asia but Dr. Grant is shown at the beginning of the film excavating a Velociraptor in Montana. Montana was home to the closely related Deinonychus, which some paleontologists considered to be the same as Velociraptor at the time the original Jurassic Park novel was written. For the movie, they kept the incorrect name.

The control room doesn't have a manual (or at least an independently powered) lock which would be operational in the event of a power outage, which is quite unlikely.

Tim's hair is clearly standing on end because of the shock after Tim has been shocked by the electric fence and is left in the dining area with Lex. However, when he and Lex are being chased by the raptors in the kitchen, his hair is neatly styled.

Factual Mistake
Given that every time we see the T-Rex feed shakes its prey violently, like a shark would, the goat leg should be ragged and rent. However, The severed end of the leg is cleanly cut when the goat leg falls on top of Tim and Lex's car.

You can see smoke coming in from off-camera on the left side of the screen when Dilophosaurus spits on Nedry the second time. The smoke originated from a special effects gun used to fire the fake venom.

You will notice Ellie's flashlight beaming onto a flat backdrop with trees clearly painted on it as she is stepping out of the vehicle when she and Muldoon arrive at the T-Rex habitat after Grant and the children are attacked.

You can see a section of the bank (Waterfall) has been cut to make a sort of slide for Dennis to go down when Dennis slides down the bank (waterfall) . It is unlikely to be a storm gutter, besides, Dennis manages to slip exactly where it is.

Timmy goes to close the door when Gennaro leaves the driver-side door open and runs away, and the cover for the seat belt next to the driver-side window is seen but no seat belt is visible. Once Timmy closes the door and if you notice out the driver-side window, the cover is missing and all you see is the opening where the cover would be installed.

The diners and the wait staff would be in the projector beams, but cast no shadows on the screens. during lunch where the characters eat in a round room with projectors displaying slides on the opposite wall, around the room. The images are obviously rear-projection.

The huge tree root on the right of the shot moves as the Ford Explorer that has just chased Grant and Tim down and the tree topples over and smashes onto the floor, showing it's not a tree root at all and doesn't go into the ground and is just resting on the floor.

The viewer can see a floodlight in the background being hidden by a tree in the scene where the T-Rex flips the Jeep over. The tree which hides the light is not planted and still sits in a large pot.

Crew/Equipment Visible
In one shot a wire is visible connected to the vehicle when the T-Rex spins the upside down Explorer. It is in the same shot where the animatronics legs are visible.

The Gallimimus' top half disappears into the T-Rex's body for a second when the T-Rex attacks the herd of Gallimimus, one of them leaps up toward the T-Rex.

Interior shots of the vehicles, shows no evidence of cameras anywhere in the vehicles . However, from the control room, Hammond sees Malcolm speaking to him through a surveillance camera apparently mounted in the vehicle particularly in the part that Malcolm appears to have been looking at.

Many prominent goofs from the Dilophosaurus sequence are seen such as before it opens up its frill, you can see nothing on the animal's neck that would suggest is has a frill. It simply appears continuous. As the animal opens up its frill, the wire that held the frill down is seen quickly pulled back.

A plain in a flower pot is seen when the T-Rex flips the car with the children in it over.

The Jeep doesn't slow down and the engines don't rev up when Muldoon moves the gear stick from 4th to 3rd gear when he, Ellie, and Malcolm are being chased by the T-Rex, the Rex moves towards Malcolm (seated in the back) and Malcolm leans back fast in fright.

It appears that Muldoon changes gears from second to first, not vice versa when the T-Rex chase starts and the camera angle changes to him changing gears in the Jeep.

Factual Mistake
Despite the violence of the feeding scene, there is no blood on the shredded harness used to hold the cow after it has been fed to the Raptors.

Crew/Equipment Visible
In the kitchen scene, the reflection of various shiny objects on the metallic tables are seen through the reflection of the raptors which wouldn't be possible, unless the raptors were transparent.

There is no visible damage to the vehicles when the T-Rex slams the side of the car with the kids, and later slams the side of the escaping jeep with Malcolm in the back.

Crew/Equipment Visible
The soles of Grant's boots can be seen and are completely clean and free of any mud or debris when Grant and the children are climbing the electric fence

Crew/Equipment Visible
During the Gallimimus stampede, the tire tracks of the vehicle driving the camera around are clearly visible in the grass.

Audio/Video Mismatch
The sound for the raptor hitting the skeleton is late in the final T-Rex scene, when the T-Rex throws a raptor at the T-Rex skeleton.

The raptor disappears completely for just a moment, then pops back into view as the T-Rex rears its head up with the Velociraptor in its mouth.
Out of the entire duration of the movie, there are only 15 minutes of dinosaurs and 9 minutes of which were the grand animatronics of Stan Winston.

The Brachiosaurs sounds effects in the movie were a combination of whale and donkey sounds.

The film was followed by two sequels, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Jurassic Park III", which both became box office successes but received a mixed critical response. A fourth film entitled "Jurassic World" is scheduled for release in 2015.

Many consider "Jurassic Park" as one of the greatest Sci-fi films ever made and also as a landmark in the vector of visual effects, in regards to computer-generated imagery and animatronics.

Jurassic Park bagged more than 20 awards (including 3 Academy Awards), mostly for its visual effects. Post a 3D re-release in 2013 to mark its 20th anniversary, Jurassic Park's total gross exceeded $1 billion, making it the 17th film to do so.

Post an extravagant $65 million marketing campaign that included licensing deals with 100 companies, the movie grossed over $900 million worldwide in its original theatrical run. It exceeded Spielberg's 1982 film ET the Extra-Terrestrial and became the highest-grossing film at the time.

Spielberg invested in the creation of DTS, a company specialising in digital surround sound formats to showcase the film's sound design, which included a mixture of various animal noises for the dinosaur roars.

Groundbreaking computer-generated imagery by Industrial Light & Magic in conjunction with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs built by Stan Winston's team led to the creation of the dinosaurs in the movie.

The post-production, being supervised by Spielberg in Poland as he filmed Schindler's List rolled until May 1993 while the Filming took place in California and Hawaii between August and November 1992,

The film is an adaptation of the 1990 novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, with the screenplay written by Crichton and David Koepp. Four studios put in bids to acquire the film rights before Crichton's book was published. Spielberg, with the backing of Universal Studios, acquired the rights for $1.5 million before publication in 1990.

Gennaro and Malcolm were combined into one character in the original script, and Muldoon survived in the end while Gennaro and Muldoon both survived in the original book. However, Hammond and Malcolm died (though Malcolm returned in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997), explaining that "doctors did excellent work").

There were different sets of survivors and and different sets of characters dying with every new draft of the script,. Hammond, Malcolm, and Dr Wu were going to die and Gennaro and Muldoon were going to live according to various points during pre-production.

This is the first film to use DTS - Digital Surround Sound (now Datasat) .

The film's digital artists were ordered to run along a stretch of road with some obstacles, their hands next to their chest in order study the movement of the Gallimimus herd.

In an accident later in March 2001 in Hawaii, the chopper from the helicopter used in the movie dropped ten feet to the ground, bounced back up and then tipped on its right side.

The Titanic (1997) broke Jurassic Park's the box office record.

Some rewrites on the final script were done by Malia Scotch Marmo but remains uncredited.

Brian Cox was interviewed for Muldoon

The planning of the release strategy was done 15 months before the studio had the chance to see a frame of the movie.

Bob Gurr was considered by Steven Spielberg to do the full size dinosaurs as he was impressed with the apes in the "Kongfrontation" ride at Universal Studios.

Author Michael Crichton and Director Steven Spielberg first met over two decades earlier, when Crichton was given a tour of Universal Studios by Spielberg during the production of The Andromeda Strain (1971).

Due to local audiences' negative reactions to inaccuracies in the scene's geography, the local theatre owners scratched/blurred the San Jose tag during the scene when Nedry waits for his contact in what supposedly was the country's capital as the movie released in Costa Rica.

Due to lack of knowledge of the actual behaviour of dinosaurs, much of the behaviour seen in the film is based on modern wild animals.

While supervising post-production on this film, George Lucas decided to begin work on the Star Wars prequels as the technology was good enough for the film . Samuel L. Jackson was able to appear in those films as well.

The film-makers managed to capture shots from the Hurricane and use it in the movie when they were trapped in a very dangerous Hurricane, Hurricane Iniki which hit the island of Kauai. This incident was told in a recent episode of Storm Stories.

Having set the tyrannosaur paddock both on location and as a studio set, the former was for the daytime scene in which the creature fails to appear, and the latter was for its nighttime escape, in order to accommodate Stan Winston's robotic t-rex. It was filmed at Warner Bros as this set required a soundstage much bigger than Universal had to offer.

The adult velociraptors , often cited as the most memorable dinosaurs in this film don't make an on-screen appearance until over 103 minutes into the movie except for some very brief glimpses in the opening scene.

The Film's Producer Gerald R Molen played Dr Gerry Harding, the character who was out on the field with the sick triceratops.

Steven Spielberg decided that the T-Rex is the hero of the film and added the ending where the T-Rex saves the day.

John Hammond, in the original novel is killed by a small dinosaur called a Procompsognathid, a species which does not appear in this film. However, this death scene was resurrected and reworked for the sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park(1997).

The character of Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) was not included in one of the first drafts of the script, . Instead, in the scene where the T-Rex attacks the cars, the character of Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) is injured.

While the camera zooms in on the jeep door later in the movie, as one of the jeeps pulls up, right before they get out, The "Jurassic Park" (1993) logo is on the door. However it is covered in mud so that the only words that can be read is "ur ass Park", perhaps a subtle joke about many of the characters getting hurt or killed in the movie.

The only outdoor scene that was not filmed on Kauai was the scene where the T-Rex comes out of the bushes and eats the gallimimus which was actually shot on the island of Oahu at Kualoa Ranch due to Hurricane Iniki.

In his dinosaur book, Tim makes references about Robert Bakker who was a technical advisor on Jurassic Park (1993).

The role of Dr. Grant was offered to William Hurt, but he turned it down without reading the book or the script.

Jurassic Park saw Richard Attenborough's first acting role in 15 years.

The velociraptors were shorter than Steven Spielberg's creation of velociraptors which were about 10 feet tall. During the filming, palaeontologists uncovered Utahraptors which were 10-foot-tall specimens of raptors.

The role of Dr. Ellie Sattler was offered to Juliette Binoche, but she declined it in order to make Three Colors: Blue (1993) with Krzysztof Kieslowski.

All Jurassic Park merchandise (T-Shirts, stuffed dinosaurs, lunch boxes, flasks, etc.) shown in the film were, in some part, actually created to be sold with the movie.

The pre-production of the film began in 1989 using only Michael Crichton's manuscript.The novel was published later only in 1990. It was widely believed that the book would be such a hit that it would make an outstanding movie which turned out true.

The sound was taken from a dog shaking a toy in its mouth for the part where the T-Rex catches a Galliminus and shakes it in his mouth.

The Principal photography completed 12 days ahead of schedule and on budget.

The sounds made by the Dilophosaurus were combined by recording sounds of howler monkeys, hawks, rattlesnakes, and swans.

The film cut out many species of dinosaur that were featured in the novel for budgetary and technological reasons.

Tom Sizemore and Dylan McDermott auditioned for the role of Alan Grant.

The sounds of the hatching baby dinosaurs were created by a combination of crushing ice cream cones (egg shell breaking), squishing cantaloupe melon halves (embryonic emergence), goo-smeared pineapple skin (baby dinosaur flesh cleansing) according to Foley Artist Dennie Thorpe,

Jeff Abel, better know as Canadian dubstep producer Excision, has a small cameo appearance in the movie.

'BD Wong', despite his prominent billing, has less than 2 minutes of screen time.

The stunt double in the scene where Lex is hanging from a floorboard looked up accidentally while filming and Ariana Richards' face had to be superimposed in post production.

The idea was filming in Costa Rica was quickly abandoned when they realised that the Costa Rican government would not allow them to build roads to get to their filming locations.

Two animatronic Tyrannosaurus built for filming, One was the full-body version, the other only consisted of a head and was used for closeups.

In the egg-hatching scene, a velociraptor comes out while actually a new-born baby triceratops was supposed to come out of the egg.

Shots of parts of dinsosaurs were of animatronics while any shot of a full dinosaur was computer-generated.

The full-sized animatron of the tyrannosaurus rex weighed about 13,000 to 15,000 pounds.

In one scene an entire Ford Explorer was digitally generated while many errors were corrected digitally such as some stunt people were made to look like the actors.

The T-rex occasionally malfunctioned, due to the rain.

The glass was not meant to break when the T-Rex comes through the glass roof of the Explorer in the first attack producing the noticeably genuine screams from the children.

Years after this film wrapped, it was discovered Grant was indeed right that velociraptors evolved into birds due to fossil impressions of velociraptor skin that they were feathered.

The roars of the Tyrannosaurus' were a combination of dog, penguin, tiger, alligator, and elephant sounds.

Jim Carrey was a consideration for the role of Ian Malcolm.

The study of palaeontology has had a record increase in students, and interest in general has skyrocketed, and has been at an all-time high ever since both the film and the book generated so much interest in dinosaurs.

Harrison Ford declined the role of Dr Alan Grant.

Director Steven Spielberg was worried that computer graphics meant Nintendo type cartoon quality.

The cast and crew were all required to move into the ballroom of the hotel they were staying in when Hurricane Iniki hit. Richard Attenborough, however, stayed in his hotel room, and slept through the entire event. "My dear boy, I survived the blitz!", said he when asked how he could possibly have done this.

Michael Crichton has said that his views on science and genetic engineering are expressed by Ian Malcolm.

During his argument with Hammond, when Nedry makes his first appearance in the control room, you can clearly see the movie Jaws (1975), which was also directed by Steven Speilberg playing in a small video window on one of Nedry's computer screens.

Hammond says "Why didn't I build in Orlando?" when getting an update on a storm. The distributor, Universal Studios, has two theme parks there. One of them, Islands of Adventure has a Jurassic Park ride.

Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Helen Hunt, Teri Hatcher, Elizabeth Hurley and Sherilyn Fenn all auditioned for the role of Ellie Sattler.

A guitar string that was attached to the underside of the dash beneath the glass was used to make ripple in the glass of water sitting on the dash of the Ford Explorer.

Steven Spielberg was so confident with this film that he placed post-production in the hands of George Lucas and started making his next film (Schindler's List (1993).

Sam Neill injured his hand lighting the flare he uses to distract the Tyrannosaur. According to Neill, "It dropped some burning ­phosphorous on me and got under my watch and took a chunk of my arm out."

The film opened on Friday, June 11, 1993, and broke box office records its first weekend, with $47 million. It eventually went on to make more than $900 million worldwide.

Ariana Richards assisted Jack Horner (paleontologist advisor for the film and the inspiration for the Dr. Grant character) on an actual dinosaur dig in Montana as she developed a great interest in dinosaurs after the movie.

The role of John Hammond was offered to Sean Connery.

Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ally Sheedy, Geena Davis, Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Grey, Kelly McGillis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Julia Roberts, Linda Hamilton,Sarah Jessica Parker, Bridget Fonda, Joan Cusack, and Debra Winger were all considered for the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler.

Jurassic Park inspired BBC's Tim Haines to produce the groundbreaking dinosaur documentary series Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) and its various follow-ups.

Laura Linney auditioned for the role of Ellie Sattler.

Kenner only made dolls of Grant, Sattler, Muldoon, Nedry, Tim, and eventually Malcolm. Ariana Richards was upset that an action figure of her character was not produced.

The role of Dr Ellie Sattler was offered to Robin Wright' (V)'

Richard Dreyfuss  was considered for the role of Dr Alan Grant by Steven Spiellberg.

Steven Spielberg delayed the beginning of filming by several weeks to get the cast he wanted.

Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) dresses entirely in black in both this film and its sequel.

Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) shamelessly flirts with Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) while discussing chaos theory. The two actors began a romantic relationship after meeting on this film and were engaged for two years before breaking up.

There is a dinosaur's head depicted on the mountain in the back when Dr Grant is talking to the boy in the beginning of the movie.

Steven Spielberg directs Richard Attenborough in Jurassic Park who beat him to the Best Director Oscar in 1983 . Attenborough's film Gandhi (1982) also beat Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) as Best Picture).

A picture of J. Robert Oppenheimer (one of the scientists who created the atomic bomb) is displayed on Dennis Nedry's workstation.

Ariana Richards' audition consisted of standing in front of a camera and screaming wildly. Director Steven Spielberg "wanted to see how she could show fear."

Christina Ricci and Anna Chlumsky auditioned for the role of Lex Murphy, but the part went to Ariana Richards.

Alan Grant is modelled after Paleontologist Jack Horner who, like Grant, digs and teaches in Montana, and was also a technical adviser on this film.

Dr. Alan Grant has 2 dinosaur models from the 1988 Carnegie Collection, The original green color Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the adult Apatosaurus.

Fred Sorenson was the pilot who flew the crew off Kauai when the hurricane hit during production. He played Jock, the pilot who flew Indiana Jones away in the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), also directed by Steven Spielberg.

The raptors in the kitchen scene was filmed on Joseph Mazzello's 9th birthday. Joseph ran into one of the raptors on one of the takes and was injured due to a misunderstanding.
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