Top 50 Jurassic Park Movie Details

While searching the internet for Jurassic Park movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In "Jurassic Park: The Lost World" (1997) Malcolm argues with Hammond about playing down the deaths of three people, even though four people died in the original film. This was because no one knew what happened to Dennis Nedry.
In "Jurassic Park: The Lost World" (1997) Malcolm argues with Hammond about playing down the deaths of three people, even though four people died in the original film. This was because no one knew what happened to Dennis Nedry.
Samuel Jackson's character Arnold was killed off screen due to the fact that, when Jackson was supposed to return to Hawaii to film his final scene, the plans were scrapped because the islands were being hit by a category 4 hurricane destroying the sets.
Samuel Jackson's character Arnold was killed off screen due to the fact that, when Jackson was supposed to return to Hawaii to film his final scene, the plans were scrapped because the islands were being hit by a category 4 hurricane destroying the sets.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Jurassic Park details are suitable for kids.

  1. The animatronic t-rex was not supposed to break through the plexiglass roof of the SUV. The plexiglass actually chipped one of the t-rex's teeth.

  2. The Triceratops dung didn't smell at all. It was made of clay, mud, and straw. It was drizzled in honey and papayas so flies would swarm near it.

  3. The dinosaur is heard through roars and most memorably, a plastic cup of water, which vibrates as the predator stomps along. To create the shot they fed a guitar string through the car, down to the ground, and then had a guy lay under the car and pluck the guitar string

  4. When Gennaro is arriving to the mining site, Rostagno says "Tengo mil pesos que dicen que se cae" which translates to "I've got 1,000 pesos saying he falls." Moments later, Gennaro trips and falls.

  5. The mouse was put over the play/pause button to try to hide the fact that this 'live feed' was in fact a video. However, the progress bar can still be seen moving.

  6. There's a deleted scene in which Dr. Sattler explains how the Triceratops swallows rocks in order to digest food and how he must've mistaken the poison purple berries for rocks. This small shot was left in the final cut.

  7. In the scene where the T-Rex's push the RV over the cliff, the scene was actually filmed at the edge of a parking garage structure at Universal Studios Hollywood

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Nedry has Jaws, another Spielberg film, playing on his computer.

  • Robert Muldoon was the gamekeeper/head of security in Jurassic Park(1993). The name Muldoon originates from the Irish maold?n meaning chief of the fortress.

  • 1 - The worker next to Ian Malcolm who is trying to contact Sarah Harding via satellite phone is holding the handset with the earpiece facing away from his ear
    The worker next to Ian Malcolm who is trying to contact Sarah Harding via satellite phone is holding the handset with the earpiece facing away from his ear
  • 1 - There is a big dinosaur egg engraved into the entrance door of the Safari Lodge.
    There is a big dinosaur egg engraved into the entrance door of the Safari Lodge.
  • During the San Diego T-rex rampage scene, a group of men yelled in Japanese "I left Japan to get away from this!" as and obvious reference to the Godzilla franchise. (Roughly 40-46 seconds into the clip)

Hidden Details

1 - Mr. Kirby pees upstream from where Billy is drinking
Mr. Kirby pees upstream from where Billy is drinking
1 - You can see Dr. Wu erasing a data sheet in the lab. Erasing lab data is highly improper and unethical in scientific settings, hinting at Dr. Wu's corrupt nature in later films.
You can see Dr. Wu erasing a data sheet in the lab. Erasing lab data is highly improper and unethical in scientific settings, hinting at Dr. Wu's corrupt nature in later films.
1 - A subtle chain of events saves Tim's life. Explained in the comments.
A subtle chain of events saves Tim's life. Explained in the comments.
1 - Hammond says multiple times he "spared no expense", Dennis Nedry (Newman) is the only part of the park that was underpaid and was the reason the park failed.
Hammond says multiple times he "spared no expense", Dennis Nedry (Newman) is the only part of the park that was underpaid and was the reason the park failed.

When the T-Rex is on the lose in San Diego, the Japanese tourists running from it shout "I left Japan to get away from this!" A reference to the Godzilla films.

1 - Dr Grant drops the shotgun in the final action sequence after three shots because the third shell case didn't eject properly (stovepiped).
Dr Grant drops the shotgun in the final action sequence after three shots because the third shell case didn't eject properly (stovepiped).
1 - The infamous "It's a UNIX system! I know this!" scene is in fact an accurate depiction of the Silicon Graphics 3D File System Navigator for IRIX (an OS based on Unix)
The infamous "It's a UNIX system! I know this!" scene is in fact an accurate depiction of the Silicon Graphics 3D File System Navigator for IRIX (an OS based on Unix)
1 - Dr. Henry Wu, the head geneticist responsible for cloning the dinosaurs, is introduced erasing an mistake, foreshadowing his errors in failing to control the dinosaurs' ability to breed.
Dr. Henry Wu, the head geneticist responsible for cloning the dinosaurs, is introduced erasing an mistake, foreshadowing his errors in failing to control the dinosaurs' ability to breed.
1 - The bad guy doesn't close the car door, annoying the driver
The bad guy doesn't close the car door, annoying the driver
1 - The random citizen who gets eaten by the T-Rex is named "unlucky bastard" in the credits.
The random citizen who gets eaten by the T-Rex is named "unlucky bastard" in the credits.
1 - When John Hammond arrives at the digsite he chooses random glasses nearby for champagne, despite the fact there are clean champagne glasses in plain sight. This foreshadows the fact that he cuts corners instead of taking the time to properly do things.
When John Hammond arrives at the digsite he chooses random glasses nearby for champagne, despite the fact there are clean champagne glasses in plain sight. This foreshadows the fact that he cuts corners instead of taking the time to properly do things.
1 - Alan Grant tries to buckle his belt with two of the same type of buckle. This foreshadows a big turning point in the movie as female dinosaurs find a way to reproduce.
Alan Grant tries to buckle his belt with two of the same type of buckle. This foreshadows a big turning point in the movie as female dinosaurs find a way to reproduce.
1 - Dennis Nedrey in Jurassic Park (1993) was secretly cosplaying Goonies (1985) characters
Dennis Nedrey in Jurassic Park (1993) was secretly cosplaying Goonies (1985) characters
1 - Lewis Dodgson tries to keep a low profile and even gets upset when Nedry uses his real name. For this reason, his character was named after a writer by the name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll
Lewis Dodgson tries to keep a low profile and even gets upset when Nedry uses his real name. For this reason, his character was named after a writer by the name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll

" when Sam Jackson takes over Kerry's computer station, it briefly shows a photo of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, head of the Manhattan Project. This forshadows the coming "apocalpyse" in the park.

1 - Early in the movie Ian Malcolm criticizes Nick Van Owen for calling out Sarah Harding's full name (inferring it is redundant since "how many Sarah's are on the island". Later when searching for Nick, he calls out Nicks full name.
Early in the movie Ian Malcolm criticizes Nick Van Owen for calling out Sarah Harding's full name (inferring it is redundant since "how many Sarah's are on the island". Later when searching for Nick, he calls out Nicks full name.
1 - When Lex reboots the system, you can see that Nedry names the program he made for Jurassic Park, "Nedryland".
When Lex reboots the system, you can see that Nedry names the program he made for Jurassic Park, "Nedryland".
1 - When Dr Sadler is at the bunker you can see the door open ajar. In a later scene Sadler tells Grant how the 3rd Raptor is contained unless they 'figured out how to open doors' (she shut it) - in truth it's likely the reason Arnold died in the bunker was because they already had.
When Dr Sadler is at the bunker you can see the door open ajar. In a later scene Sadler tells Grant how the 3rd Raptor is contained unless they 'figured out how to open doors' (she shut it) - in truth it's likely the reason Arnold died in the bunker was because they already had.
1 - The sound engineer had to guess what dinosaurs may have sounded like (that 3D printed voice box in 2 was totally made up). Mixed audio for the T-rex included a baby elephant trumpeting, and the Rapters are the cries of a tortoise having sex.
The sound engineer had to guess what dinosaurs may have sounded like (that 3D printed voice box in 2 was totally made up). Mixed audio for the T-rex included a baby elephant trumpeting, and the Rapters are the cries of a tortoise having sex.
1 - As the velociraptors are chasing after the group in the visitor's center, one of the raptors has multiple letter sequences projected onto it. This sequence was earlier mentioned to have millions of parts, alluding to the millions of strands of DNA used to create the Dinos.
As the velociraptors are chasing after the group in the visitor's center, one of the raptors has multiple letter sequences projected onto it. This sequence was earlier mentioned to have millions of parts, alluding to the millions of strands of DNA used to create the Dinos.
1 - Hammond shows his incompetence and undeserved confidence early in the movie when he overlooks 3 proper Champaign glasses when pouring drinks
Hammond shows his incompetence and undeserved confidence early in the movie when he overlooks 3 proper Champaign glasses when pouring drinks

Malcolm shifts to a different finger counting style when delivering this speech. Spontaneous order is a component of chaos theory.

Has a subtle but obvious nod to The Goonies (1985)

1 - When Gennaro flees from the T-rex into a nearby toilet, he passes a sign that says No Feeding, Flash Photography, or Yelling; all 3 of which the group (mostly Lex) does in the moments leading up to the attack.
When Gennaro flees from the T-rex into a nearby toilet, he passes a sign that says No Feeding, Flash Photography, or Yelling; all 3 of which the group (mostly Lex) does in the moments leading up to the attack.
1 - Dennis has a photo of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the "father of the atomic bomb" who famously said, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
Dennis has a photo of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the "father of the atomic bomb" who famously said, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
1 - Spielberg got the idea for the drinks and rear view mirror vibrating during the T Rex scene after listening to Earth Wind & Fire in his car. To achieve the perfect ripples in the glass, he strung guitar strings through the car and had the crew pluck them while filming.
Spielberg got the idea for the drinks and rear view mirror vibrating during the T Rex scene after listening to Earth Wind & Fire in his car. To achieve the perfect ripples in the glass, he strung guitar strings through the car and had the crew pluck them while filming.

When the Raptor looks up to the ceiling panels, the lighting shows a DNA sequence(I think the DNA sequence is engraved to the panels but I can be wrong)

1 - During the dinner scene, several slideshows in the back show upcoming attractions to the park. One of the slides is of an aviary, which not only confirms that they have uncovered pteranodon DNA, but also it hints at the inclusion of the creatures in future installments.
During the dinner scene, several slideshows in the back show upcoming attractions to the park. One of the slides is of an aviary, which not only confirms that they have uncovered pteranodon DNA, but also it hints at the inclusion of the creatures in future installments.

During the raptor kitchen scene a crew-member's hand can be seen stabilizing the raptor suit in the doorway.

1 - When the T. rex bites down on Peter Ludlow's leg, you can see where the teeth on the animatronic dinosaur are missing in order to safely lift up the actor.
When the T. rex bites down on Peter Ludlow's leg, you can see where the teeth on the animatronic dinosaur are missing in order to safely lift up the actor.

The seatbelt scene in the helicopter is a metaphor for the whole movie. All seatbelts work except for Dr. Grant's, which has two females ends. He uses the two female buckles to achieve the same result as the male/female buckles. With only females, he found a way. Life finds a way

1 - Dr Grant tries to put his seatbelt on but can't due to them being the same side. He then wraps them over each other. This is in reference to what Dr. Malcolm says later how life cannot be contained that "Life finds a way."
Dr Grant tries to put his seatbelt on but can't due to them being the same side. He then wraps them over each other. This is in reference to what Dr. Malcolm says later how life cannot be contained that "Life finds a way."

The T-rex starts making a "dribbling" hand motion (at 0:07) once it sees the basketball hoop.

The raptor claw that belongs to Grant is taken directly from the Badlands dig site in the beginning of the movie.

1 - There is a subtle nod found in the petting zoo scene of Jurassic World (2015) where a girl gets Apatosaurus mucus on her hands. A better alternative than the snot rocket Lex got in Jurassic Park (1993).
There is a subtle nod found in the petting zoo scene of Jurassic World (2015) where a girl gets Apatosaurus mucus on her hands. A better alternative than the snot rocket Lex got in Jurassic Park (1993).
Jurassic Park poster
Jurassic Park poster

Jurassic Park Plot: A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Jurassic Park, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Jurassic Park and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Steven Spielberg
Main Actors Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
IMDB score 8.1