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Was there a dinosaur-counter in the original Jurassic Park movie?

Only in the novel. Searching subtitles from different versions of the released movie (from DVDRip, to BRRip, to Collector's Edition, to those old XViD RIPs that came in 2 CDs), I cannot find any ...
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Was Tim's reaction to the electric fence realistic?

Unrealistic in every possible way It follows the standard film trope of electric shock - a bright spark, smoke, and the character blown backwards by an "invisible hand". It also assumes mere contact ...
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Why does Lex turn on the flashlight?

What is the intent of Lex? She has no intent...she's just looking for anything as the script makes clear.. Lex is rummaging around in the back cargo area, looking for something, anything. She finds ...
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How did the T-Rex reach the vehicles in Jurassic Park?

As explained on the Jurassic Park Wikia, there is a hill side drop to the left of the cars: Often incorrectly regarded as a goof is the fact that when the Tyrannosaurus exits her paddock from ground ...
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Lex Falling Through The Ceiling in Jurassic Park

The actual person you see falling there is a stuntwoman; you can tell if you look closely that the actress's head doesn't quite look right; that's because it is Ariana Richards's head on the ...
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What is this glitch in Jurassic Park?

It is called lens flare. This occurs when a bright light is scattered in a lens system and, because of internal reflection and lens imperfections, a visible artifact is transmitted to the observation ...
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Did the Volcano on Isla Nublar exist in the first "Jurassic Park" movie?

Was Isla Nublar always volcanic, or was it a retcon? An early draft of the script for the first film contains a line by Hammond describing the island explicitly as an extinct volcano (though this ...
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Why does Lex turn on the flashlight?

They are kids and Gennaro has left them alone in the car. They didn't know what to do. So they looked for a way to call for help from Dr. Grant or Malcolm. You can also hear Lex calling Dr. Grant's ...
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If John Hammond was known for "sparing no expense" all things Jurassic Park, why was Dennis Nedry so underpaid?

Greed and budget overruns explain Nedry's behaviour The movie contains a good deal less information about Nedry's history and motivations than the book. But both make at least two main things clear. ...
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Is the Unix operating system featured in Jurassic Park real?

As noted it was fsn, and it was actually an interesting example of a class of applications where we were using 3D navigation to visualize non-physical data, like file systems, sales data or stock ...
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Where did the leg go?

Seems to me that it's just a continuity error. The leg disappears temporarily even in the first video clip in the question: At 0:51 the leg falls on the sunroof, at 1:21 it's gone, and at 1:53 it's ...
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How did the T-Rex reach the vehicles in Jurassic Park?

In cde's answer we can see a map from the Jurassic Park Wiki, but no source is given for that map, so it's unclear to me how "official" it is. We see in the movie that the vegetation is pretty close ...
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Was Tim's reaction to the electric fence realistic?

It depends. I work with electric fence on our farm all the time. If you are not grounded, you will not get shocked, so you can hang off an electric fence and not get any zap as long as you are not ...
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Is it possible to debug 2 million lines of code? (The scene with Nedry at Jurassic Park)

I'm a programmer, and we call this "exaggeration to impress the buffoons" Hammond doesn't know programming, it's possible although unlikely that there ARE 2 million lines of code involved, but ...
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Why did the Jurassic Park gas-powered jeeps have amber tail lights?

Why did the Jurassic Park gas-powered jeeps have amber tail lights? They're safety/hazard lights, and are used for two reasons: The inclement weather often experienced on the island. The Jeeps weren'...
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Was there a reason why nobody fired a gun on-screen in Jurassic Park?

For me, only hearing shots and screams, and not seeing the action, increased the horror, because my imagination filled out the bits that were not shown and this made me engage a lot more and ...
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Why does Tim not pick up the gun in Jurassic Park?

I looked up the script for this scene: and Ellie leaps out of the chair and races over to the door to help him. A raptor SNARLS and SNAPS, RAMMING itself against the door, trying to force its way ...
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Could Isla Sorna support its dinosaur inhabitants in the Jurassic Park movies?

What is the smallest size island to have a population of elephants in recent times? Actually many islands had populations of dwarf elephants due to island dwarfism. So the question should be what is ...
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Why turn back instead of following the Jurassic Park tour route?

Firstly the map you provided only approximates the layout of Isla Nublar. Here's what we see on screen... As you can see they are not the same and there are some essential differences. We get ...
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What is this glitch in Jurassic Park?

It's a dangling piece of the flare (rather than lens flare as suggested by the other answer). I have been analyzing the YouTube video frame by frame. The extra pink light dangles and waggles 6-8 ...
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How did the T-Rex reach the vehicles in Jurassic Park?

There are some continuity issues in the movie, and this is never explained. However, in the book it's explained that all the paddocks have moats surrounding them as an additional measure of security. ...
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Why the T-Rex always attack at the rainy night in the first two films?

The scene for the first movie at least is a mixture of Animatronics and CGI. CGI being used for whole body shots. By setting the scene at night in the rain with few light sources, it made the job of ...
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Why does Tim not pick up the gun in Jurassic Park?

This scene has always bothered me too, but, if you really think about it, it makes sense. Tim is just 11. As mature and thoughtful as he may be, he's still a child. The adults are taking care of the &...
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If John Hammond was known for "sparing no expense" all things Jurassic Park, why was Dennis Nedry so underpaid?

Nedry is a contractor. As a contractor, you estimate your time and submit a bid for the project based on your estimates. Clearly Nedry underestimated the project, but Hammond was under no obligation ...
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Vegetation in Jurassic Park

Notice that she said that the plant "doesn't belong here", not that the plant is an unknown species or should be extinct. It just wasn't where she expected it. Like finding a McDonald's on the south ...
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What happened to the embryos that Nedry stole?

In the spin-off show Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Dodgson mounts an expedition to Jurassic Park and stumbles across the Barbasol can, along with the intact embryo vials. The can is then seen on ...
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