The Insider

Continuity mistake: At one point about three-quarters of the way through the movie, when Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) and Don Hewitt (Philip Baker Hall) are talking, watch in the background as a certain lady walks past after Don says something. When we cut back to him he says something else, but the same woman in the background appears and walks exactly in the same direction, just like in the previous cut. (01:52:35)

Continuity mistake: Halfway through the film, Al Pacino phones his assistant who is sleeping. She turns on the light and picks up the phone. In the background you can see a tall building with all the lights on. When the director cuts back to her the building is not there. (02:17:45)

Factual error: When Weigand and Bergman are meeting for the first time in the Seelbach Hotel, Bergman asks Weigand if he's always lived in Louisville. The shot shows some small buildings on the outskirts of downtown Louisville, implying that what is being shown is downtown Louisville. In actuality, the main business district of downtown is on the other side of the hotel.

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Sharon Tiller: Get some perspective, Lowell.
Lowell Bergman: I got perspective.
Sharon Tiller: No, you do not.
Lowell Bergman: From my perspective, what's been going on and what I've been doing is ridiculous. It's half-measures.
Sharon Tiller: You're not listening. Really know what you're gonna do before you do it.

Lowell Bergman: We've got a guy who wants to talk, but he's constrained. What if he were compelled?
Mike Wallace: Oh, torture. Great ratings.

Mike Wallace: Am I missing something?
John Harris: What do you mean, Mike?
Mike Wallace: I mean, he's got a corporate secrecy agreement - give me a break! I mean, this is a public health issue! Like an unsafe airframe on a passenger jet or some company dumping cyanide into the East River, issues like that! He can talk, we can air it! They've got no right to hide behind a "corporate agreement"! Pass the milk.

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