What Lies Beneath

Continuity mistake: When Claire is in the tub after Norman gives her a drug to immobilise her, she stops the hot water valve with her toe, although Norman opened the cold water valve.

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Suggested correction: He explained that the water was too cold (he laid in cold water after faking his electrocution) and thus turned on the hot water. But when she turned the water off with the shower hose, the tap turned anti clockwise, so actually opened the tap more.

Factual error: When Claire pulls herself out of the bathtub, she falls right over the center of the tub. The bloody fingerprints would have been wiped away or completely smeared by her nightgown and bathrobe during the fall.

Lynette Carrington

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Trivia: Right at the end, in fact the very last frame, you can see a face in the snow as the shot fades out.

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Question: When Norman says the guy "that wrote that book he loves" (Shumway?) congratulated him on Spencer's Theorem, then Claire says "He didn't know your father was dead?" and Norman says "He knew". What does one thing have to do with the other? I've seen this movie at least 20 times and I can't figure out this conversation.

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Chosen answer: Spencer's theorem was Norman's father's theorem. Norman wants to be greater than his father was, so to be accidentally complemented on something that his father did would be bad enough. To say that the guy knows that his father is dead is to imply that the guy probably insulted him intentionally.

Myridon

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