The Net

The Net (1995)

1 plot hole

Plot hole: When Jack first gets the diskette after arranging the theft of Angela's bag, he cuts his hand to show he struggled with the thief. The next scene shows them on his boat, a few hundred yards from shore, where Angela is helping dress the wound. They then speak of calling the police. When they'd just walked along the beach from the resort, and with the hotel in the background on shore in the scene, why would they take the time & trouble to (presumably go to a dock), get on the boat, drive out a few hundred yards, stop the boat, sit down and THEN deal with the wound, and talk of the police, instead of simply walking back to the hotel & getting it all dealt with immediately?

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