Along Came a Spider

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene where Alex's partner is in the car with the bad guy, when she pulls her gun and he hits the brakes sending her into the dash she is not wearing a seat belt. Immediately after, when the car goes over the side of the dam, the shot looking down on her shows her with a seatbelt on, the reason she didn't fly from the vehicle. (00:04:10)

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Suggested correction: She's wearing a seat belt at 00:03:50 when he's trying to get some top from her. He's pulling on her head and that's when he finds the Bug in her ear. And you can see she's wearing a seat from 3 mins to the time she's hanging from the bridge in the car. 00:03:50-00:04:11.

Suggested correction: I just rewatched - she is wearing her seatbelt when he slams on the brakes, and she hits her head.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie, Jezzie is shooting through a door, trying to kill Megan. She has a black Glock pistol. When she reloads the gun, it magically becomes a silver Smith & Wesson pistol. Then, when she walks up into the loft of the barn, the gun again is a black Glock.

Continuity mistake: When they are in the classroom and the lady is on Megan's computer and says to Alex to come there and look, he is in front of the teacher's desk but when it pans back to Alex it shows him walking around the back of the teacher's desk and down the far side of the room. Why not just walk down the main isle where he was at? (00:31:30)

Continuity mistake: After Freeman and the Main Detective girl are at the beach looking at the body of the man who was shot in the water trying to save the little girl, Freeman says "let's go back to the city". On their way back in the car, of the three times the camera is on him, he only has his seat belt on twice. (00:50:00 - 00:51:00)

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Suggested correction: The seatbelt is on three out of three times.


Continuity mistake: When Morgan Freeman starts his chase to leave the diamonds for the kidnapper, the streets are wet with rain. About 5 minutes later, as the female character is filmed following him, the sun is out and the streets are dry.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when Freeman's partner shoots the guy in the Corvette and the car starts flipping, the right front tyre is shown coming off the car and tumbles in the air several times, but when the car is finally getting tangled in the guard rails, it shows the car with still 4 tyres on. (00:04:15)

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Suggested correction: The car is always shown with 3 tyres. Maybe you mistook the silhouette of the back one on that side, for the front one.


Continuity mistake: During the "running game" segment, Cross gets a cell phone that uses an earpiece and is told to keep it (for further instructions). When he gets to the subway loading platform, he gets another call, but he is not wearing the earpiece while he listens to the new instructions. Soon after that he is shown wearing the earpiece again while he listens.

Jon Nicholas

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Suggested correction: You probably haven't focused on Morgan Freeman's ear. The cord of the earphones are hard to see in that sequence and you may be led to think the whole apparatus is gone, but if you just look at his ear you'll see that from the entrance to the escalator to the platform to the train, in every part of the conclusion of the 'running game' happening in the station, Alex Cross is wearing the phone earpiece.


Continuity mistake: Morgan Freeman is sent off on a race on foot to various locations around the city and given a time limit to arrive. The addresses of each of the spots he must be at in a given time period are listed, but based on their locations, there is absolutely no way a person could get from one location to the other in the time given. There was a considerable amount of backtracking and it just wasn't possible, especially the last bit, from 12th and Madison to Union Station, 1.5 miles in 4 minutes.

Continuity mistake: When Morgan Freeman is talking on the phone with the kidnapper, he says (referring to Megan), "Do you have trouble saying her name?" Two minutes further into the movie, in the car, when he plays back the tape of the conversation, he is heard to say "Do you have trouble saying THE name?" (00:16:25)

Continuity mistake: After Morgan Freeman shoots out the train window to toss the diamonds out, the hole in the glass gets larger, enough for him to stick his head out easily. (01:10:00)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Alex and Jezzie are waiting for the kidnapper to show up to get the president's son, Alex says that Jezzie can smoke. She proceeds to roll down the window and light her cigarette. When the camera pans back, the window has been rolled up.

Continuity mistake: Dimitri calls Jezzie from the gates of the embassy, and she leaves Cross and the guy talking in Russian to go to him. During the transition, the soldier moving across the gates walks through the same steps he already walked, and the bodyguard in a trenchcoat is in a different position. (00:59:25)


Continuity mistake: Cross just boarded the train. At the entrance, featured prominently, there's a woman with headphones. To the other side, there's an old pudgy man with a beret, and a black guy in a dark brown suit, looking all serious. Morgan Freeman is between these two guys, but in the POV that follows they are both on the same side, in front of him. (01:09:25)


Continuity mistake: Cross and Jezzie are en route for Soneji's office but get stopped by a backhanded comment by agent Ben Devine. During the sequence, there are 3 people talking behind the two investigators; they are either on the left or the right side of the corridor, depending on the camera angle. They just want to be in frame. (00:32:45)


Continuity mistake: After the scene with the senator's wife sticking with Cross after the attempt to undermine him, Megan wakes up. Between the actual shot of her and the camera feed the sheets are touching the ground in a different way, and quite evidently the shadows cast in the scene are completely different. (00:24:00)


Continuity mistake: Cross is discussing who is in charge with Kyle, who just handed the evidence to an agent. In the same shot you can see the fed that gets in the background between them. At the cut, he's turned around facing towards the right (of the screen) while he was turned towards the left in the previous shot. And when they walk away, he has now his back turned to them entirely. (00:19:30)


Continuity mistake: Alex Cross encounters his old friend from the FBI, Kyle Craig. He briefly shows him the pieces of evidence; check out of the strap on the recorder; it is dangling in its length at first, and it is up entangled in Cross' fingers in the reverse. And Craig is holding the bagged boot in a different way (the hand is turned the opposite direction) in the two shots. (00:19:10)


Continuity mistake: After Jezzie and the principal have popped by the classroom finding it empty, Soneji is pushing the cart outside. Behind him, a couple of kids walking from left to right are walking in the path two guys walking in opposite direction, and they are ahead. But in the close-up on Michael Wincott, the two have crossed the other pair (those walking in the same direction as Soneji) walking well ahead of the others. (00:10:50)


Continuity mistake: Cross found out that the picture missing is Charles Lindbergh's (like the blackboard says). He says then "Our Mr. Soneji has a sense of humor." The IT agent by him has her arms folded, hands visible at the elbows. Close-up on Morgan Freeman, and her hands are not on display anymore. (00:35:50)


Continuity mistake: Alex Cross is in front of a computer screen, checking out images of the class to spot the missing picture. From behind, Morgan Freeman is in pose with his finger on his temple, then lowers his hand and turns around. In the next shot, he's still holding his hand high as he is turning. (00:34:50)


Revealing mistake: After the woman is strangled and the people come in trying to find the little kid, the dead woman is clearly seen blinking. (00:11:25)

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Gary Soneji: I am living proof that a mind is a terrible thing.

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Trivia: After Morgan Freeman shoots the guy with the shotgun, the next scene is outside with the news crew and you will see Morgan Freeman walk by the camera dressed up with dreadlocks and cap and keeps looking at the camera. It's Morgan Freeman playing an extra.

Tommy L

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Suggested correction: I agree, it's definitely not Morgan Freeman. If you're talking about the guy in the red knit cap and what looks like a red sweater vest, he doesn't have a mustache and his nose is completely different from Freeman's nose looks like in profile. Without any confirmation from someone from the film (such as a director's commentary) or further evidence, this isn't valid trivia.


Suggested correction: Wow, I find pretty extraordinary that this cameo is not mentioned anywhere else. The guy does look like Morgan Freeman (I am adding a screenshot to the entry), and is not seen anywhere else in the scene, nor Freeman is in the wide shot, so I can't say the entry is false, I just find it quite strange since usually this sort of humorous bit roles get mentioned a lot. Kudos for noticing.


That is not Morgan Freeman.

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Question: How did Meghan get from the boat to the house?

Answer: There is a man in the house who brings Meghan some food to eat. I think he was the one who took her there.

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