The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector (1999)

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Corrected entry: After the scene where Amelia has found the old man and the young girl in the water, Amelia is looking at the next item of evidence and describing it to Rhyme (Denzel) on her mobile phone. Then the stupid cop who has taken over the case from Rhyme arrives and grabs the phone from Amelia. While he is talking on that phone, Amelia runs off and explores the abandoned subway station. Somehow she has got a mobile phone again to resume her interaction with Rhyme.

Correction: Detective Chaney takes the large format police radio from Amelia to talk to Rhyme, not her mobile phone. She resumes communication with Rhyme from her phone as she proceeds to walk the crime scene in the subway station.

Corrected entry: When Amelia picks up the phone when she is half asleep and the person hangs up on her she puts the phone back down but not on the receiver.A few moments later the phone is back on the hook and rings.

Correction: No one hangs up on her when shes picks up the phone. She hangs up on them and then places the phone off the reciever.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Amelia is driving the truck full of policemen to the scene of the second (Mrs. Rubin) murder, the shot changes a couple of times before it settles looking through the front windscreen at Amelia. Through the rear windscreen of the truck, you can clearly see the highway and all the cars on it behind them. Amelia turns the steering wheel sharply to the left, and you hear the screeching rubber-tyres-on-tarmac noise as if she really had swerved left, but the scene of the highway behind them seen through the rear screen does not alter at all - as if she was just going in a straight line all the way.

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Amelia: I can't do this.
Lincoln Rhyme: You can do it. Yes, you can. Yesterday you stopped a train. You can do anything you want when you put your mind to it.
Amelia: Don't work me, Rhyme... Just tell me what to do next.
Lincoln Rhyme: Very slowly... walk the grid... one foot in front of the other. I want you to look around you now. Remember... crime scenes are three-dimensional... floors, walls and ceilings.

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Trivia: The movie makers really wanted the audience to believe that Michael Rooker was the killer, rather than Leland Orser. So much so that Rooker actually played the killer in almost all the scenes where the killer wears a mask. When you see the eyes of the killer through the mask the eyes are Rooker's.

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Question: Can someone please help? When the killer shows up at Rhyme's place at the end, he explains to him why he did it and how Rhyme did him wrong, but no matter how many times I watch it, I don't understand what exactly happened and how Rhyme was to blame for it?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: The killer used to be a forensic scientist for law enforcement (where or when is never stated). Rhymes testified in court that evidence had been falsified, leading to wrongful prosecutions, the killer was sent to prison for this, where "every day I was brutalised". The killer blamed Rhymes for this, so set out to prove he was better by giving him a series of clues that he (in theory) couldn't solve. It should also be pointed out that Rhymes never met the killer or knew what he looked like.

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