The Watcher

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)

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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.

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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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