Insomnia

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the ferry, when Williams and Pacino are talking, in the shots showing Williams, Pacino is facing the center of the ferry frequently, while immediately afterward in the shots showing Pacino, he is facing Williams again.

Continuity mistake: When Dormer and Finch meet up after the interrogation, Dormer slams Fince against a metal support beam and the position of his hands of Finch change from being pressed against Finch's left cheek to being pressed against his neck/shoulder area as the camera angle changes. Happens about 3 times during scene.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When Robin Williams is being questioned by the police for the first time, one of the cops is talking to him. Very soon afterward the cop leaves the room and is walking away. We see the cop in the distance in another room, yet we hear the cop talking to Robin Williams again as Al Pacino shuts the door. Almost immediately, the camera angle changes to the cop as he finishes talking. He is standing in front of Robin Williams again.

More mistakes in Insomnia


Trivia: Not a mistake, just something nice to notice: "Dormer" sounds like "dormeur" that is to say the French for "sleeper".

Trivia: Al Pacino's character is named Will Dormer; Dorm is the latin root for 'sleep'.


Walter Finch: You forgot the wild card, Will.

Francis: This his blood?
Ellie Burr: Ketchup maybe. Was he eating a hot dog?

Hap Eckhart: But you're clean, Will.
Will Dormer: I'm a good cop, yeah. But there's always something they could use to get at your credibility.

More quotes from Insomnia


Question: Throughout the film, there are segues which feature blood seeping through what looks like some kind of fabric. Does that represent anything, and if so, what?

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Chosen answer: It represents Al Pacino's character planting evidence on men he knew were guilty. He was planting the victim's blood on their clothes so the evidence would be stronger against them.

Question: At the end, Maura Tierney is lying on Al Pacino's bed, having a nap/sleep. Are we then to presume they had sex before Pacino went to the airport to catch his plane back to LA?

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Chosen answer: Since no answer is given in the film, the audience must make their own assumptions.

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Question: Why does Dormer switch to a backup gun while chasing the killer in the fog? It is never explained.

aftucci

Chosen answer: Because he ran out of bullets in his first gun.


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