Other mistake: When we first see Jeff Bridge's character on the elevated subway, the car is jostling around in obvious motion. However, the scenary visible through the rear door window of the train is clarly not moving in response to the train. The city background is not moving farther away. The scene quickly changes angle and the background now begins to "move" in relation to the progression of the train car. (00:14:45)
Continuity mistake: In one of the first family scenes, the youngest daughter shows she has lost a tooth. The next shot, the tooth is back in her mouth. (00:15:10)
Ernie: Dying is something you have no control over. Why waste your life being afraid of it?
Question: Despite Dr. Mark Powell's certainty that "Prot" is a delusional man named Robert Porter who lost his mind and attempted suicide years earlier, no explanation is ever given for Prot's extraordinary resistance to powerful psychiatric drugs, his superhuman vision (into the Ultraviolet range), and his knowledge of deep-space astrophysics, which not only rivals but exceeds the knowledge of Earthly astrophysicists. Prot's enigmatic abilities are tested by experts, and the experts are left scratching their heads. The probability that Prot actually is an alien entity occupying a deeply-damaged and "discarded" human body seems confirmed on many levels, above and beyond the rantings of a mere mental patient. So, why does Dr. Powell consistently reject the hard evidence before his eyes?
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