Think you know Spielberg's dino-masterpiece like the back of Ellie Sattler's hand? Think again. We asked the world's finest paleontologists, paleobotanists and bloodsucking lawyers to come up with a comprehensive viewing guide for Jurassic Park. Unfortunately, they turned out to be stuck on a faraway tropical island, so we did it ourselves.
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00:25 The opening credits roll. Besides Spielberg, Tim Burton, Joe Dante and Richard Donner were considered as director. Both Harrison Ford and William Hurt turned down the role of Alan Grant; Sean Connery apparently declined John Hammond.
10:04 Newspaper clippings on Alan Grant's fridge have the headlines, "Space Aliens Stole My Face" and "Dinosaurs On Mars".
13:21 Despite the subtitle, this can't be San Jose, Costa Rica, as that city's nowhere near a beach. Cinemas in San Jose reportedly scratched the words off prints of the film.
23:52 Mr. DNA is voiced by Greg Burson, who also played Bugs Bunny, Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound.
40:03 "What have they got in there - King Kong?" quips Malcolm. Fay Wray, star of the 1933 Kong, visited the set one day to hear Ariana Richards do some screaming of her own.
41:30 Wayne Knight is most famous for playing Seinfeld's postal-worker nemesis, Newman, but it was his sweaty cop in Basic Instinct's interrogation scene that got Spielberg's attention. "I waited for the credits to roll and wrote his name down," says the director.
49:00 Veterinarian Gerry Harding is played by producer Gerard R. Molen. His moustache is one of the park's finest attractions.
52:12 That corrupt dockworker is cinematographer Dean Cundey!
54:54 Two dinosaurs whose names appear on the embryo coolers never appear in the franchise: the proceratosaurus and the metriacanthosaurus.
55:26 When an actual storm - Hurricane Lniki - disrupted the Hawaii shoot, cast and crew were flown off the island by Fred Sorenso, a pilot who (as Jock) also rescued Indiana Jones at the start of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. He hummed the Raiders March as the plane took off.
1:09:22 Our first sighting of the elusive frill-necked dilophosaurus, which Spielberg called "the little spitter" on set. It proved the most difficult model to operate.
1:17:45 The shot of the T-Rex approaching in the jeep's side mirror has been homaged in Toy Story 2, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Transformers and Troll Hunter, among others.
1:39:57 Ray Arnold's severed arm, ariff on Jaws' severed-head gag, was actually a last-minute improvisation. "I was meant to go to Hawaii and get chased by the raptors," says Samuel L. Jackson. "But the hurricane destroyed the sets so I never got to do it."
1:41:17 The raptor pouncing on Muldoon is actually a bloke in a suit.
1:44:42 In this shot in the kitchen, you can clearly see a crew member's hand reaching in to steady the raptor puppet.
1:50:29 The letters GATC, reflected onto the raptor's skin, are used to denote the components of DNA.
1:53:15 The T-Rex 's roar is a combination of dog, tiger, alligator and elephant sounds. The beast nearly didn't save the day -Spielberg considered an ending where Hammond bursts in and shoots the raptors.