Primal Fear

Primal Fear (1996)

6 mistakes

(4 votes)

Other mistake: There's a scene set outside at night but none of the cars in the street have their headlights on.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, as Aaron/Roy reveals his deception to Martin, notice the jail cell 'door' behind Martin. During the majority of the scene the door is closed, but in a couple of shots it is wide open.

JustJudy

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the bar when Martin is talking to the reporter and drinking, the napkin with the slice of lime on the counter in front of the liquor bottle moves from place to place in the shots, and to start with the reporter is on Martin's right (viewed from behind the bar) and then on his left (from the bar side).

Factual error: In the beginning the guy shooting pool gives a CD to Richard Gere, he says that the song they were listening to is the fourth song when in fact it's the first song on the album.

Factual error: Though the movie is set in Chicago, Laura Linney refers to the prosecutor's office she works for as the DA's office. There is no DA's office in Chicago. In Chicago, this office is called the State's Attorney's Office.

Continuity mistake: The videotape that Dr. Arrington shoots of Aaron differs from when he is actually talking to her in the scene as she records and when Martin Vail watches it at his home. It is clear that they were, at times, not the same. Example: Dr. Arrington, in the actual scene with Aaron, never asks Aaron what Linda did as work for Bishop Rushman but when Martin watches it at home, she does...a lot of other times too.

SaltyGirl

Trivia: In the book, Aaron does not have a stutter - the stutter was introduced for the film because when Edward Norton auditioned for the part, he did the lines with a stutter and it won him the part.

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