Conspiracy Theory

Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) is a man who has supposedely crazy theories about the government, e.g how the vietnam war started, who actually killed JFK. He prints these theories in a newspaper, called, unsurprisingly, conspiracy theory. However, one of his theories turns out to be true. A shady man called Dr Jonas (Patrick Stewart somehow finds out about this, so obviously some very important people want Fletcher dead. Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts), who Fletcher is obsessed with, and who Dr Jonas convinces Fletcher is mad, also works with the government, but she realises Fletcher may not be so crazy after all...

Continuity mistake: In one scene when Jerry is entering the Federal Building, he starts through the metal detector, and he is stopped by a guard, and is asked for his keys, so he does not set off the alarm. Problem is, the guard, immediately hands the keys back to him, through the arch of the metal detector, yet it does not set off the alarm.

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Dr. Jonas: Years ago I worked for the CIA on the MK ultra program. Are you familiar with it?
Alice Sutton: It was mind control. "Manchurian Candidate" kind of stuff.
Dr. Jonas: That's a vulgar generalization. But yes, you take an ordinary man an turn him into an assassin. That was our goal.

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Question: Shouldn't Dr Jonas and his men have been arrested for what they did? And shouldn't the guys who employed have been arrested too?

Answer: They may have been arrested eventually but it would only happen after a lengthy and involved investigation that would extend beyond the movie's timeline.

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