Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2020)

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Continuity mistake: SPOILERS: During the final scene, when Samuel L. Jackson is "puppeted" to lift his arm up to make it look like he's pointing a gun at the SWAT team, the number of laser-sights visible on his chest changes between cuts. In the wide-shot, there's only three, but when it punches into a close-up, suddenly there are five.

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Factual error: It is later revealed that Detective Banks partner faked his death by killing a meth-head junkie with the same tattoo as him. He included the junky's filleted skin with the same tattoo in a box with his badge to make it look like the other kills. Police, firefighters, first responders all provide DNA into a data bank to be identified in case something tragic happens and their remains are recovered. William Schenk's DNA would not have matched that of what was in the box.

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Suggested correction: William knows that the cops will find out that he's not really dead one way or another. After all, he literally confronts Zeke and reveals he's still alive, knowing there's a good chance Zeke wouldn't take his offer to join him. All he's really doing is throwing off the cops and buying himself a few days when they think he's dead. (Since it can take a few days for DNA analysis to happen.) By the time they figure out he's not dead, he'll have already finished his game and disappeared. Which is ultimately what happens... he finishes his final game with Zeke and Marcus, then gets away.

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Continuity mistake: When Zeke is messing with the drug dealer, he lays on his back and snaps a picture with the dealer's broken leg. When the camera cuts to a new angle, suddenly he's sat almost all the way up. (Presumably this was done to quicken the pacing of the scene, but it's still a mistake regardless).

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Audio problem: When William reveals himself as the killer, he asks Zeke to be his partner. When Zeke says "I'm in," in a wide-shot, if you look closely, his mouth doesn't move, revealing the line was added in post.

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Continuity mistake: When Zeke and William are investigating the scene of Bozwik's death, pay attention when Zeke says that's not sure the body was a bum. The forensics agent behind William goes from walking to the side, to walking to the back, to standing still and taking a photo instantly between cuts. It's out of focus in the background, so it can be hard to notice... but it's there.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when Bozwik is chasing the purse-snatcher, pay attention. Right before he says "Police! Freeze!," he's running by several people on his right... but when the camera cuts, they're gone.

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Character mistake: Zeke makes the bold claim that "John Kramer didn't target cops." This is completely and utterly false, and a cop like him should know better. Kramer repeatedly targeted cops. In fact, both "Saw II" and "Saw IV" have officers (Detective Mathews and SWAT Commander Rigg) as Kramer's main target.

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Continuity mistake: When Zeke gets to his apartment, as he puts away his gun, in the first shot his hand is still on the gun's grip... but when it cuts, suddenly his hand is about 6" lower on his holster.

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Audio problem: When Zeke is introduced and talking about Forrest Gump, he says the line "He beat China in ping-pong!" But if you look close, his mouth movements don't match the line. The same thing happens later in the scene when he mutters "f**k outta here, man."

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Continuity mistake: A few times during the opening trap, the barbed-wire around Bozwik's wrist disappears and reappears, or swaps wrists between cuts. Ex. When the train rounds the corner before he's hit, in the shot behind him you can see the barbed-wire flopping around in front of him... but when it cuts to the front angle, suddenly it's gone.

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Continuity mistake: Bozwik's teeth bizarrely change shape during the opening trap. In the first closeup, he appears to have slightly small teeth with gaps between them. But about 30 seconds later, there's another closeup and his teeth are suddenly larger with no gaps. All I can assume is that the two closeups were shot with different prosthetics or body-doubles.

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Continuity mistake: When Bozwik is watching his tape, when the recording says "Today, it is you who will be railroaded," Bozwik instantly goes from looking forward to looking upwards between cuts.

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Audio problem: During the final test, at one point Marcus says "Shoot this piece of s**t Ezekiel, now." In the first shot, it's clear he's saying something entirely different as his mouth movements don't match the dialogue. The scene then cuts to a closeup mid-line, and the closeup does match... but the first shot doesn't match in the slightest.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Zeke and William are investigating the first murder, as they walk along the subway platform, the camera and crew are visible in the subway train's windows as it passes by.

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Trivia: The first entry in the "Saw" series not to be released in October.

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Question: Is Chris Rock's beard throughout the film an appliance, or did Rock actually grow it out? (I know his goatee in the flashback is fake, I'm talking about the beard he has during all the modern day scenes.) I could swear I saw a little glue on his chin next to his beard in one scene, like it was an appliance, but I couldn't quite tell, so I didn't submit it as a mistake.

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