Mr. Brooks

Mr. Brooks (Kevin Costner) kills and frames Mr. Smith/Bafford (Dane Cook) for his recent murders and gives up killing again but Marshall (William Hurt) is confident that Brooks will kill again. As Smith is about to kill Mr. Brooks at the cemetery, he suddenly changes his mind and doesn't want to die and he kills Smith. Smith's urine at the murder scene of Detective Atwood's (Demi Moore) ex-husband and his attorney and the pictures he took (at the beginning of the film) frame him as the Thumbprint Killer. Mr. Brooks calls Detective Atwood and tells her that Smith isn't the Thumbprint Killer. Because of his fascination towards her, he asks her why she decided to become a detective when she could've been wealthy because of her wealthy father. She replies that her father was disappointed that his child was born female and she became a detective in order to prove him wrong and that she can be successful. Later, Mr. Brooks kisses his daughter good night and says "It's good to have you home" and she kills him... but this was just a nightmare. The final scene is Mr. Brooks in bed saying the prayer from the beginning of the film...

Rick Regan

Continuity mistake: During the van chase sequence, the van door is open for the first few minutes. Then the van makes a sharp right turn and immediately it cuts to the door which is now closed. In the immediately following shot, it's back open yet again.

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Mr. Brooks: If I were here to kill you, you would already be dead. Today I realised our conversation was a little one sided, so tomorrow night, would you be so kind as to bring all the photographs and the memory card from your camera? That way we can like each other simply for who we are.

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Trivia: At about 1.48, while Mr. Brooks is reading a paper in a diner, the newspaper - USA Today - has only the headlines and first few lines written in English. The rest is in Latin. You can see it on the Bluray disc.

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Question: Does the ending mean that the policewoman gives up on her hunch?

Answer: No, she didn't give up. When "Smith" called Detective Atwood, she realised that it was a different voice (Brooks) and that the police may have fingered the wrong person. She was not the type who would let this go.

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