Jurassic Park III

Corrected entry: Parasailing Ben and Erik was in a hurry to release themselves from the suddenly emptied boat headed towards the skerry. Nothing would have happened to them if they had decided to stay attached. When the boat had come to a rest they could have floated down and looked for something that could have helped them. Perhaps a satellite phone, flares or a life raft?

Correction: The danger was landing in the water strapped to the para-sail and harness, which would have definitely meant drowning. Detaching themselves means they have the time to steer for land, whilst they still have altitude.


Corrected entry: When Grant and the others enter the compound of the destroyed facility, you can see the pick-up truck that Ian Malcolm had locked himself into, during The Lost World, to avoid the raptor attack. Notice the window with the hole in it.


Correction: Actually, the facility in the second movie is different to this one, in the second movie they are at a communications/workers compound. In this movie they are at an embryonics facility.

Corrected entry: When the giant pterodactyl grabs Eric, it should start to lose altitude. Even a creature with a wingspan that big cannot carry 80-90 pounds or more. Also, the baby pterodactyls cannot seem to do anything but wiggle their wings feebly when Eric is dropped to them, but afterwards, they are fluttering around him.

Correction: All scientists can do is guessing how the dinosaurs might have looked like or how their muscular structure was, only the bones reflect a true image. So nobody knows how strong the petrodactyl would be. You can't tell that he couldn't have had the strength to carry Eric.

Ronnie Bischof

Correction: Exactly, fluttering. That doesn't mean their flying was, in a sense, fully developed.

Corrected entry: When they're are in the stampede of dinosaurs, Udesky falls and Paul picks him up. If you look at the film, Udesky is always coming last. Paul is always about 10-20m in front, but he magically morphs behind Udesky somehow when he falls. You never see Paul Kirby fall down, so that is ruled out.

Correction: In the scene you seem to be describing (which is when the group is running from the raptors), we do see Udesky fall, but no one picks him up, he picks himself up. However, he was never always coming up last, he starts out ahead of other and even passes people. In all the other running from the dinosaur scenes before Udesky dies, he doesn't fall.


Corrected entry: After the crash Tea Leoni and the rest of the crew run and run and do some more running, and during all this they are all hitting mud puddles, creeks, dirt in general. When this is all over Tea's yellow shirt is still yellow and not black or a dark yellow - it looks as clean as it was when she was flying on the plane before the crash. Funny how everyone else looks semi-dirty though.

Correction: They weren't running through mud puddles and creeks, just tall grass and an open clearing. Some characters got dirty because they fell on the ground (some of the mud we kind of see is Dr. Grant crawling around felled trees). But, her shirt certainly is as dirty as other characters who didn't fall down.


Corrected entry: Nothing could be seen through the green liquid in the large glass tubes, so how come the Raptor's head could be seen so easily?

Correction: We can see through the green liquid (the first tube actually has a lot more green tint than the other tubes). But it's based on the angle you're looking at and the way light enters. It was hard to see through when the camera panned across the curves of the tubes or when the characters were far away from the tube, but the raptor was pressed up near the tube wall.


Corrected entry: Judging from the way the camera pans, and how the Raptor head moves accordingly, it's impossible for it to have actually been positioned behind the glass tube. The only way this look could have been achieved is if the head was inside the tube.

Correction: The raptor is behind the glass tube. It's just at a different angle than you're probably thinking. The raptor was behind it, but had its head to the left of it (so it could have the right side of its face "pressed" against it). When you see it move, it tilts its head down a bit and swings right, which it would have to do to swing around a cylinder tube.


Corrected entry: When Nash is pulled out of the airplane, he is pulled out by one leg. He is swung around for a few seconds by the leg, and then dropped to the ground. He drags himself for a couple seconds, and then gets on his hands and knees and tries crawling away. Both legs are perfectly fine, with no cuts or anything. How can he be on both knees if one of his legs was in the clamping jaws of the Spinosaurus?

Correction: We just see the dinosaur grab him with his mouth to pull him out, there's no indication it was trying to eat him there or that its teeth were "clamped" down. Many animals can carry their young with their teeth without injury to the young and the dinosaur simply may have been figuring out if Nash was dangerous, poisonous, or food, etc before biting into him.


Corrected entry: After they land on the island, mercenaries are securing the perimeter. They run off to the right side from the perspective of the plane. Nash and Udesky come back, turn the plane 180 degrees and quickly accelerate on the runway. How come Cooper exits the forest from the right side in front of them, when he actually should be on the left side several hundred meters behind them? Sure, he could have made it that far on his own, but in that case, there wouldn't be any Spinosaurus attacking, because its roar was heard several shots before from the opposite side too.


Correction: Cooper enters the forest near the windsock, which is behind the plane and on the left hand side (where the door opens). When he exits the forest he is in front of the plane and comes from the right side of the plane (away from the door side), which makes sense as the plane's turned around.


Corrected entry: When the Ceratosaurus walks up close to the people, the subsequent shot turns to Grant & Amanda. At this moment a crew member in a hat is visible behind their backs.

Correction: It's just Eric on the boat.

Corrected entry: When Amanda is viewing the large tubes, the camera pans a large distance, showing us that there isn't anything behind the tubes, especially something the size of a raptor.

Correction: The raptor's neck shows that its body is positioned in the opposite direction to which the camera moves. So you couldn't see its body. Plus, the camera switches the view before it reaches the tube.

Corrected entry: Right when the Spinosaurus eats Cooper, the plane slams into it. A plane going at that speed would have enough force to shatter the Spinosaurus's bones and slam it into the ground, as well as smash the front of the plane.


Correction: We cannot say for sure the plane hits the Spinosaurus directly since we don't see the impact. But from the angle we see and the blood on the windscreen, the plane (or propeller) just clips the fin on the Spinosaurus' back. Hardly enough to break bones and knock it over.


Corrected entry: In the first movie, the T. Rex always made a big thud sound, but when the spinosaurus walks (it is larger than the rex) up to them at the fence, it doesn't make nearly as much of a sound and surprises them. (00:55:35)

Correction: It's not the size of the animal. It has to do with weight distribution and how the animal walks. An elephant walking sounds like a lot of shuffling. But a child scampering can sound very loud.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Eric hears the ring tone, he runs and meets his parents at a huge fence for large animals as large as a T. rex. In "The Lost World", Hammond says "site b" was where the animals were kept for a few months. There was no use for a fence that tall because even though it only takes several years for large dinosaurs to be fully grown, at a few months old they could not be large enough to need a fence of that size. (00:54:50)


Correction: The fact that Hammond kept the secret of Site B from everyone, then surely Hammond has other secrets. Like an enclosure with a tall fence to keep a larger dinosaur than the T-Rex in it.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the Spino is attacking the plane on the ground, he sticks his snout into the plane. After a couple seconds he takes his head out really fast. Watch the first couple frames of the plane in the next shot in slo-mo and you can see the Spino's mouth is still in the plane.

Correction: By site policy you cannot use slow motion as the person watching the movie has to physically alter it to see it.

Corrected entry: The way that Nash dies in the beginning of the movie is almost identical to the way that Quint died in Jaws. (Nash is Quint, The Dinosaur is The Shark, and Mrs Kirby is Chief Brody.)


Correction: Nash didnt die from sliding into the dinosaur's mouth. He was only pulled out of the airplane. He died several shots later from having his head chomped on. In Jaws, Quint is directly eaten after sliding into the shark's mouth. Either way, many characters have died from similar circumstances in movies, which doesn't really make this trivia.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, when the boat crew is killed, why isn't the boat itself destroyed? Yes, the top is a bit damaged but the main body of the boat is fine. A creature that could kill the whole crew in that short space of time would surely damage the rest of the boat as well. Even a modern day crocodile can easily smash a hole in the side of a small boat just using its tail.

Correction: The Pterosaurs only attack the humans for invading their territory (and in the process, they damage the flimsy roof of the boat that was sheltering a human). They were not out to destroy a boat.


Is it ever explicitly stated anywhere what dinosaur attacks the boat?

In the original script it said that there were to also be scenes where Grant sees foot prints and other evidence. The opening shot was done before the final script was done. They used that scene for the opening and did not re-shoot it.

Not to mention that a crocodile is extremely strong and tough, while any flying animal would be considerably less so.


Correction: It was said that they wanted to have it be the pterosaurs who attacked the boat but cut the scene as it conflicted with the script since they were still locked in the cage at the time.

Corrected entry: How was Ben killed? He was stuck in a tree, so the smaller dinosaurs couldn't reach him. You can see that the skeleton's legs are missing, which makes you think of a t-rex or spinosaurus, but surely that would have torn the whole body down from the tree.

Correction: He could easily have died in the tree from exposure, hunger, disease or any reason. He would start to decompose, scavengers would get to him, and this would cause his legs to drop to the ground, where they would be carried away by other animals. For instance.


Correction: Supposedly a scene was removed which involved Eric recording Ben's death. In this scene Ben was attacked by the velociraptor, since they landed next to their nest, but didn't attack Eric since Been was stuck in the tree making him an easier target. In my opinion: I believe after being attacked and losing his legs he pulled himself up into the trees but would have bled out very quickly.

If the velociraptor bit Ben's legs off, there's no way he would have been able to climb into the tree due to massive blood loss and shock.

Ssiscool Premium member

Corrected entry: The guys in the movie start searching giant poo for the satellite phone. Shouldn't it have been digested, even just a bit on the corners? Plus in later scenes, before it rains, the phone is perfectly clean.

Correction: If something is indigestible, it's not going to be digested, even a little bit on the corners. Sharks have been caught with intact licence plates, bottles, even scuba tanks, with no wear on them other than maybe teeth marks.

Corrected entry: The parachute they use at the beginning of the movie says DINO-SOAR on the top, but in various scenes the lettering is gone.

Correction: The words DINO-SOAR are written on the bottom of the parachute, so that the guys from the boat can see it, but an airplane from above not. In all the shots from above there is no writing, but from the boat, when seeing the two guys or when the parachute is hanging from the tree, you can see the writing as you see the chute from below.

Ronnie Bischof

Audio problem: After the aeroplane crashed, a dinosaur stepped over it and the windows shattered making the typical sound of made-of-glass things when broken. They are made of plexiglass (a sort of fibrous plastic).

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Dr. Alan Grant: What John Hammond and InGen did at Jurassic Park is create genetically engineered theme park monsters. Nothing more and nothing less.
Woman: Um, are you saying that you wouldn't wanna get onto Isla Sarnoa and study them if you had the chance?
Dr. Grant: No force on Earth or Heaven will get me on that island.

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Trivia: The scenes with the flying dinosaurs were supposed to be in the original movie, as it was part of the book Jurassic Park, but Spielberg decided not to include this in the first movie due to budget restraints.

Mark English
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