Jurassic Park (novel)Edit
In the novel, the can was used in the same manner as the film version. However, the can was of Gillette cream rather than Barbasol. It could hold fifteen embryos with tinfoil coverings.
Jurassic Park (film)Edit
The can was used to smuggle dinosaur embryos to BioSyn by Dennis Nedry. While trying to deliver it, Nedry crashed his car into the Dilophosaurus pen and is attacked and killed by one of its juveniles. After dropping it, the can rolled down a small drop and landed in mud, while being covered up in more mud, becoming hidden.(http://www.jurassicpeople.com/images/trailer-thor/barbasol_frame_making.jpg) It is seen again on the ride, next to a Dilophosaurus squirting water at the boat.
Jurassic Park: The GameEdit
The game resolves the loose end of what happened to the can after Nedry's death, after it was covered in mud. Nima Cruz and Miles Chadwick, two BioSyn employees, decide to go in after Nedry when he does not show up at the East Dock. After finding the Jeep, putting together clues of how Nedry met his doom, and recovering the Barbasol can from the mud, the pair is attacked by a pack of dilophosaurs. They attack Miles, who is subsequently killed, while Nima grabs the can and escapes the scene. It stayed in Nima's possession until it is stolen by Billy Yoder while she is unconscious. Yoder insists on keeping it in his possession until they both leave the island. Eventually, Nima gets the can back after an unexpected turn of events, only for it to either be trampled by the Tyrannosaurus rex or left to decay on the island, depending on which ending the player chooses.