Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider (2001)

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New this week 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)

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New this week 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)

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New this week 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month Continuity mistake: In the close-up when she falls dead on the floor, the cable used to strangle the teacher is under her head. When a few seconds later Soneji is shown opening the panel of fake computers, she is lying dead with the cable in a big loop in front of her face. (00:10:05)

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New this month Continuity mistake: Soneji tells Megan "Come to my office"; in that shot you can see a teacher walking down the corridor towards the camera, but she had already reached a closer point by the security agent in the previous (when Soneji was blowing his nose). (00:08:00)

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New this month Continuity mistake: Jezzie kicks the door open and in the close-up we see the strike plate and a strip of wood wave in an ample motion, broken. When she is walking into the room, door still opening, the doorframe is completely still, no metal or wood still shaking. (00:11:30)

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New this month Other mistake: In the sequence in front of the embassy when Jezzie runs towards the police car as it escapes, in the background Morgan Freeman's stand-in 'surrender' to the Russians way before the real Morgan Freeman does it in a close-up. (00:58:50)

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New this month Continuity mistake: In the moments preceding Mercusio's instructions to board the train, Jezzie looks towards Cross. She is almost on her own on the platform, but in a close-up on Monica Potter, more and different people are suddenly present by her. (01:09:05)

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New this month Continuity mistake: Cross is cheering Jezzie up for missing her chance to stop Mercusio. He says "If you hadn't convinced me to stay there", and is gesturing with the left hand on the table...which turns into the right hand at the cut. (01:02:05)

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New this month Continuity mistake: On the train, Jezzie says "Get down, everybody down", the two women with dark coats behind her get down twice in different ways - one is even holding a newspaper in the second shot that she did not have before. (01:10:20)

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New this month Continuity mistake: Cross screams Tracie's name as the cables give way and she begins to fall to her death. He is holding onto a large metal rod, but in the next shot he is holding the smaller branching part of the same guardrail. (00:04:55)

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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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