Directed by: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Lawrence Dane, Patrick McGoohan, Stephen Lack
Genres: Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller
Continuity mistake: In the head exploding scene the table gets covered in blood and brain matter, but in the next shot the table is clean. (00:13:05)
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Paul Ruth: I want you to access the Ripe program. I do not have ConSec computer clearance.Cameron Vale: Neither do I.Paul Ruth: But you do have a nervous system. And so does a computer. And you can scan a computer, as you would another human being.
In the head exploding scene the table gets covered in blood and brain matter, but in the next shot the table is clean.
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