The Watcher

The Watcher (2000)

Ending / spoiler

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Joel Campbell (James Spader) and David Allen Griffin (Keanu Reeves) finally meet and Griffin tells Campbell he has Polly (Marisa Tomei). They go to the warehouse where Griffin knocks out Campbell and begs him to thank him for killing the girls and saving his life from them. However, Campbell tells Griffin that he's paperwork for the years that Campbell worked for the FBI, however Griffin doesn't take pleasure and smacks Campbell in anger. Then when he goes to strangle Polly. Campbell distracts Griffin by telling him thank you and as Griffin walks over to hear it again. Campbell takes out a pen, stabbing Griffin in the neck and kicking him into a table with candles.

Campbell then shoots Griffin in the shoulder with Griffin's shotgun and rescues Polly as Griffin and the warehouse engulf in flames Polly and Campbell jump out of the window as an engulfed Griffin jumps out of the window after them and falls into the river below, dead.

Campbell turns Griffin's charred corpse over to make sure he's gone for good, as the police bring Campbell and Polly to safety.

Ethan Hunt

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.

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Joel Campbell: It's never quite that easy. You go through the door, and they're never just sitting there waiting for you with a welcoming smile on their face. Best you can do is hope they fuck up and do what you can to be there when they do.
Dr. Polly Beilman: And then blame yourself for the killings?
Joel Campbell: Oh, no. I blame the asshole who did them.

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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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