Why Does Jeff Goldblum Say “Must go faster” In Jurassic Park & Independence Day?

Jurassic Park
Dinosaurs go “Roar!!!”

Jeff Goldblum must go faster. He said so in Jurassic Park AND Independence Day. What gives?

Jeff Goldblum: Must go faster

An actor, star, name, person, and individual, Goldblum is well known for his quirky quips and groovy attitude.

If you dropped the “l” out of his surname it’d be Jeff Goldbum…. haha, oh man, that would have ruined his career. Luckily for him, his surname is pure gold.

Now Jeff really came to the fore in the ‘80s with a series of intense films, perhaps most notably the very full-on The Fly in 1986.

By 1993, aged 40 we believe, he starred in mega-massive Spielberg blockbuster Jurassic Park as Dr. Ian Malcolm. What a trooper!

Anyway, Goldblum is the best thing in the film. His insights on Chaos Theory and cabbages turn a daft premise into pure science.

He followed this up with the mega-massive blockbuster hit Independence Day in 1996 (and will be in the 2016 sequel). There is, however, a weird bit of intertextual content in the films.

In JP, Jeff (whilst being pursued by a hungry T. Rex) hushedly utters, “Must go faster!” in a kind of, “We’re in deep ship, but let’s not foul ourselves just yet” type of way.

This line would have dropped out of history but for one recurrence—in Independence Day, Goldblum’s character can be heard uttering the exact-bloody-same line towards the end of the film: “Must go faster.”

What is this madness? We always wondered for a very long time. But the glory of the internet makes such issues (like the Willhelm scream) a tad easier to find out about.

The Fastest Truth

We came up with numerous theories about why the above may be case:

  • Goldblum had been taken over by aliens so was quipping lines from his older films at random.
  • He had been forced by lawyers to spew forth inanities.
  • He thought he was on the set of Jurassic Park in some weird moment of amnesia.

As it turns out, the answer is much more boring than we expected. The Independence Day crew simply loved Goldblum’s line from Jurassic Park, so looped it into the movie.

Goldblum, bless him, never uttered the phrase during Independence Day!

Apparently, Spielberg was miffed about this, but most idiotic cinemagoers didn’t even notice.

Professional Moron’s Mr. Wapojif sure did, however, and he waited almost 20 years to unearth the truth! He’s a slow lad, but it was worth the wait. Sort of.

Anyway, check out our must go faster quote off extravaganza for more fun and games.


  1. I’ve ALWAYS noticed this, and whenever I’m watching either of these movies with someone, I always point it out, and their reaction is usually somewhere between extremely indifferent and borderline annoyed that I am interrupting the film. Needless to say, I’m ecstatic to finally uncover the secret here!

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    • Yeah, it took me about 20 years but then I finally Googled it to work out what the Hell was going on. It’s like the Wilhelm Scream (Google that, if you’re unawares) – I noticed something fishy was going on but couldn’t pinpoint it. Once t’internet arrived it all became clear.

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      • Oh man, gotta love the Wilhelm Scream. Whenever I hear it, it always reminds of Return of the Jedi on Jabba’s sail barge… soon after someone tumbles and blurts it out, you hear Han Solo say “Boba Fett?!” twice in a row – which is another mystery that needs solving…

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        • Yeah, it’s a kind of: “UhhhAAAWwwuuuu!”. Maybe more a: “aaAAAAOuuu!”. I remember listening to the original recording of that, with some voice actor recording death screams in the studio (circa the ’50s). Fun work, if you can get it.

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