Along Came a Spider

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Factual error: When Alex shoots Jessie in the chest, the blood is pouring out of the hole in the trench coat. Gravity would be doing that between her skin and red sweater instead. (01:35:15)

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New this month Continuity mistake: At the press conference, McArthur is going full "no comment" about pretty much anything. A grim Alex Cross is standing there. Next to him are the senator's wife and the senator. At the cut the senator disappears, leaving just the wife and the FBI agent. (01:11:10)

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Character mistake: Cross knows (for some reason) by memory the last words of the Lindbergh kid kidnapper (and killer) and that Soneji/Mercusio referenced in a book he finds in amazingly oblique ways. He calls him "Richard Bruno Hauptmann", while his name was actually Bruno Richard Hauptmann. (00:42:30)

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Continuity mistake: Cross begins his running game with the kidnapper. He says "I'm on my way to Sixth and Pennsylvania.", to which Jezzie goes "I'm left and behind ya, Alex." She is from behind using her right hand on the steering wheel, but she has the left on it in the following shot. (01:05:40)

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Revealing mistake: At Mercusio's place, Cross is checking out a variety of material the maniac collected on Cross himself. Which include newspaper clippings but they're all the same one, by "Lisa Francescato", same article repeated, just omitting the first short paragraph the second time. (00:39:20)

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Continuity mistake: The principal is trying to open the door of Soneji's office, but she can't. She is lowering the hand with the key and turning as she is told to "Stand back", but when Jezzie pulls out of the gun she is still hunched over with her hand on the key in the keyhole. (00:11:20)

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Continuity mistake: Cross is talking with Jezzie in her apartment, holding several sheets. The sheets are at the same height in a certain camera angle (when he says "You do what you are", and then "you were born with a gift"), despite the fact that meanwhile he moved those sheets around. (01:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: Mercusio gets back to his boat after the embassy fiasco. His shirt is wet in the middle, down to the pockets on his chest, both sides. He grabs his gun and goes to Megan's cell, but his shirt, in the space of few steps, dried considerably up on his right side. (01:01:25)

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Continuity mistake: Cross missed the phone call from the payphone at the station. In close-up, Morgan Freeman's hand is on top of the phone, fingertips on the horizontal side. New angle, and now he is leaning with the same arm, but the hand is relaxed, draped over the round corner. (01:07:50)

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Other mistake: The software the FBI agent is using to decrypt the "Stego-encrypted GIFs" says "ANOMALLIES FOUND; TRUE", with 2 Ls, and closes the report with a pretty worrisome "EXRTANEOUS POGRAM FOUND; TRUE." (00:32:30)

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Continuity mistake: After Mercusio's home invasion, Jezzie's ice pack turns around in her hand between shots (you can make out of the way it is pointed in the first shot when the paramedic is still checking on her; some letters are visible at the end, and they are turned straight). (01:19:40)

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Jezzie Flannigan: Dr. Cross, Agent Ben Devine. Agent Devine is security systems supervisor.
Ben Devine: Well, for now. We're going to be thrown to the wolves, as soon as they find Megan Rose dead in a ditch.
Alex Cross: Now what makes you so sure that's what's going to happen?
Ben Devine: Me getting fired or the girl in a ditch? Sorry. I'm having a pessimistic day.

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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.

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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.

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