Murder by Numbers

Revealing mistake: In the shot where Sandra Bullock revisits the site where she was dumped years ago, you see her car pull up on what is supposed to be a moonlit road. As she gets out of her car, her shadow goes from left to right across the screen but the large tree on the left is casting a shadow in the opposite direction. As she passes the front of her car, no shadow is cast from the headlights and when she reaches the edge of the road, her shadow disappears completely. (00:21:25)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Cass first goes through Carl Hudson's file, she is looking at pictures of Jane Doe. The pictures on the tabletop completely change between the first shot and the second, but the same paperwork is visible at the bottom of the screen both times so it's not two different areas. (00:17:55)

Phoenix
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Richard: Man cannot live freely without embracing suicide and crime.
Justin: A pact made with relentless fire that says, while some live, others must die.

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Question: Could someone please explain what the title means and what numbers have to do with anything? I'm not a native English speaker and I don't get it.

Answer: It's like a paint-by-numbers, where a picture is outlined on a board, and each little piece of it has a number corresponding to a different color of paint. You paint in the spaces based on what the numbers tell you. Murder by numbers refers to the boys following all the "rules" about how to create the perfect murder: choosing a victim at random, etc. They're murdering based on what they've been told is the right way to do it.

Krista
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