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...
Factual error: The movie was meant to be set in Oregon, but it was actually filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana. In the scene that has Tracy leaving the apartment complex where Bafford (Mr. Smith) is, she is worried that she is being chased by a jogger who may possibly be Mekes. In the background, during the shot where the jogger first appears, a brown sign can be seen. These specific signs are unique to Louisiana and describe the history of certain locations, this one obviously being Shreveport.
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