Other mistake: While reading a book in the Hall of Records, Jake notices some names are pasted in. One of the pasted in names is spelled "Clarence Speer." The name comes up again as Jake Gittes and Evelyn Mulwray are driving away from the orchards. The name is spelled in the subtitles "Clarence Speer" and Jake pronounces it "Clarence Speer." Later Jake and Evelyn are reviewing the Mar Vista Rest Home Activities Board. Here the name is spelled "Clarence Speers." (01:07:35 - 01:17:25)

Continuity mistake: At 1972 Canyon Drive before Jake meets Katherine Cross, the dried flowers in the vase behind the sofa have been rearranged since we saw them at the beginning of the scene. (01:53:20)


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Gittes: How much are you worth?
Cross: I have no idea. How much do you want?
Gittes: No, I just want to know what you're worth. Over $10 million?
Cross: Haw oh my yes.
Gittes: Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What can you buy that you can't already afford?
Cross: The future, Mr. Gitts! The future!

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