≠ Trevor Morgan, who plays Eric Kirby, also played Scott Anspaugh on ER (1994). Scott Anspaugh was the son of Dr. Donald Anspaugh (John Aylward), who was Chief of Staff. In Jurassic Park III, he plays William H. Macy’s son. William H. Macy played Dr. David Morganstern on ER, who was the Chief of Surgery. ER was also created by Michael Crichton, the creator of the Jurassic Park franchise.
≠ Téa Leoni’s husband, David Duchovny, has impersonated Jeff Goldblum, star of the previous films, on Saturday Night Live.
≠ Sam Neill plays a character in the The Hunt for Red October (1990). During the climax of that movie, his character says that he would have liked to have seen Montana. Dr Grant meets the character Billy in Montana at a dig site.
≠ During the flight to Isla Sorna, Billy tells Dr Grant a story about hang-gliding off cliffs in New Zealand. Sam Neill, who plays Dr Grant, is born in Ireland but grew up in New Zealand.
≠ When Dr. Grant, Billy and the Kirby’s are in the bar, the last shot is on Grants face as he prepares to name his price. The background musical lyrics are “Lies, Lies, Lies.”
≠ In the original shooting script, the character Udesky (Michael Jeter) was called Ordesky.
≠ William H. Macy would again play a character named Kirby in Blood Father (2016).
≠ The novelization for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), another Steven Spielberg production, said “prehistoric times”, foreshadowing Spielberg’s Jurassic Park series; also, both this film and Jurassic Park (1993) have scenes with dinosaur dung.