The Man Who Wasn't There

Dave 'Big Dave' Brewster uncovers the black mail by beating the truth out of Creighton Tolliver only to wind up killing him so he submerges Creighton underwater in his car. He confronts Ed who in the ensuring struggle stabs Dave in the neck with the japenese cigar cutter. Doris hangs herself, Ed Crane (Billy Bob Thornton) is accused of murdering Tolliver. Ed is sentenced to the electric chair.

Ben Mears

Other mistake: In the party scene, there's a band playing on a stage. You can hear a big band playing, with lots of horn players, but the music that is heard has absolutely nothing to do with the players, who play guitar, accordion and double bass.

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Ed Crane: Time slows down right before an accident, and I had time to think about things. I thought about what an undertaker had told me once - that your hair keeps growing, for a while anyway, after you die, and then it stops. I thought, "What keeps it growing? Is it like a plant in soil? What goes out of the soil? The soul? And when does the hair realise that it's gone?"

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