Differences Between the Jurassic Park Book and Movie
Jurassic Park was based on the novel, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. There are some fundamental differences between the book and the movie and we outline them below in this Jurassic Park Tribute Feature.
In the book John Hammond he is a very BAD man and the clear villain of the story. By contrast, in the movie he is an eccentric but misguided Walt Disney wannabe. Also, he is killed by Compy's in the book but escapes from the island in the movie.
Dr. Ian Malcolm was not as prominent a character in the book as he was in the movie. In the book he's much more of a serious scientist as opposed to the guy with all the good one-liners. Also, the T-Rex kills him in the book but only wounds him in the movie.
In the book Dr. Alan Grant is seriously wounded from his encounters with the T-Rex and the Raptors but at the end of the movie he doesn't seem to be hurt at all.
In the book Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler are not in a romantic relationship. Sattler is one of Grant's graduate students and is actually engaged to somebody else. In the movie they are obviously a couple.