Mr. Brooks

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.

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.

Jazetopher

Continuity mistake: As Tracy Atwood is catapulted from the open van door onto the taxi's windshield, the side view of the taxi shows the side windows have a curtain or black film behind the glass. Immediately after, the next side view shows no curtain or film, and the driver is now visible. Slo-mo is not necessary.

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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.


Mr. Brooks: Before I was the Thumb Print Killer, I killed a lot of people, in a lot of different ways.

Mr. Smith: If you're planning on doing anything...
Mr. Brooks: We're both aware of the rules Mr. Smith, but I feel I must warn you that if you enjoy killing, it can become very addictive; it can ruin your life.

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.


Question: What type of personality disorder does Mr. Brook have, is compulsive killing part of it, and is it really genetic?

Jason Riley

Chosen answer: It sounds like Dissociative Identity Disorder. And I think compulsive killing is something he chooses to do, and not connected to his DID; and from skimming the article, it doesn't appear to be genetic.

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Question: What were the last lines of the movie?

Chosen answer: Marshall's line was, "Why do you fight it so hard, Earl?" Earl Brook's was, "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time and enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is and not as I would have it, trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will, that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen."

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

Chosen 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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