The Insider

Continuity mistake: At one point about three-quarters of the way through the movie, when Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) and Don Hewitt (Philip Baker Hall) are talking, watch in the background as a certain lady walks past after Don says something. When we cut back to him he says something else, but the same woman in the background appears and walks exactly in the same direction, just like in the previous cut. (01:52:35)

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Continuity mistake: Halfway through the film, Al Pacino phones his assistant who is sleeping. She turns on the light and picks up the phone. In the background you can see a tall building with all the lights on. When the director cuts back to her the building is not there. (02:17:45)

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Continuity mistake: Check the glass of water on the table in front of the little girl. When they shoot from afar, you can see the level of the water is lower than when she actually picks it up to drink it. (00:12:15)

Continuity mistake: Halfway through the film, Al Pacino phones his assistant who is sleeping. She turns on the light and picks up the phone. In the background you can see a tall building with all the lights on. When the director cuts back to her the building is not there. (02:17:45)

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Mike Wallace: Am I missing something?
John Harris: What do you mean, Mike?
Mike Wallace: I mean, he's got a corporate secrecy agreement - give me a break! I mean, this is a public health issue! Like an unsafe airframe on a passenger jet or some company dumping cyanide into the East River, issues like that! He can talk, we can air it! They've got no right to hide behind a "corporate agreement"! Pass the milk.

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