The Watcher

The Watcher (2000)

9 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene during the cops' frantic search for the first missing girl where a red-headed lady cop is sitting at a desk with a computer screen. On the screen, however, is the picture of the SECOND girl, not the first one. The picture of the second girl hasn't even been sent to them yet.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where James Spader and another cop are at the Vietnamese restaurant, there is a front shot of the cop putting food in his mouth with some chopsticks, then the camera cuts to a side angle shot and the chopsticks are nowhere near his mouth.

Continuity mistake: When Keanu is burning and jumps out of the window, he dies when he land in the water. Then when James looks at him, he is floating. Dead bodies do not float until after 2-3 days when the body swell.

Continuity mistake: During the escape from the building he killed the second girl in, Keanu Reeves smashes a car window with a toilet bowl. In the next scenes (while being chased by the police) the car has no smashed window anymore.

Continuity mistake: When two cops let themselves into Spader's apartment, as they approach the door you can see that the door has an old style lock, sometimes called a lever lock. As they go to pick open the lock the close-up shows a different lock, a pin type deadbolt on a different color metal plate. When the door opens it is back to the lever type lock and a shiny metal plate. (01:08:50)


Factual error: When the police are looking at the reflection of a neon sign in the glasses in the picture of the girl, the letters are reversed as you might expect. But the sign is on the glass front wall of the shop, facing the outside. Since the photo was taken inside the shop, the inside view of that sign would have already been reversed, and the reflection should have been the right way round. (00:35:15 - 00:39:40)


Other mistake: At the beginning of the film, when the door lock is being picked, it is the deadbolt that is being picked. When the door opens you can see that there is no space for a deadbolt in the door frame. (00:06:40)


Continuity mistake: The cop is seen throughout the movie using an Ericsson phone, but when he calls the other cop so the call can be traced, he is using a Nokia. There is no evidence to suggest that he already had a Nokia before being given the Ericsson.


David Allen Griffin: Why did you turn away from me? Why was it so hard for you to accept? Cos you know I did it for you. You came so close to me that night. I remember what I felt when I heard your footsteps falling behind me. Pride. I thought it would keep us together forever. For me it was our finest moment. I can still see the flames.

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Trivia: Keanu Reeves was forced into making this movie when his assistant forged Keanu's signature on the script. Rather than a lengthy courtroom battle, Keanu decided to just film the movie. He was also contractually obligated not to speak negatively about the film for a whole year. After the one-year deadline was up. Keanu began trash talking the movie and the circumstance as to why he did it.

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Question: When Joel and the police are talking about whether or not to go to the press about the first photo girl, why does Joel decide that a certain officer should deal with the press?

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