The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector (1999)

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Corrected entry: After the scene where Amelia has found the old man and the young girl in the water, Amelia is looking at the next item of evidence and describing it to Rhyme (Denzel) on her mobile phone. Then the stupid cop who has taken over the case from Rhyme arrives and grabs the phone from Amelia. While he is talking on that phone, Amelia runs off and explores the abandoned subway station. Somehow she has got a mobile phone again to resume her interaction with Rhyme.

Correction: Detective Chaney takes the large format police radio from Amelia to talk to Rhyme, not her mobile phone. She resumes communication with Rhyme from her phone as she proceeds to walk the crime scene in the subway station.

Corrected entry: When Amelia picks up the phone when she is half asleep and the person hangs up on her she puts the phone back down but not on the receiver.A few moments later the phone is back on the hook and rings.

Correction: No one hangs up on her when shes picks up the phone. She hangs up on them and then places the phone off the reciever.

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Continuity mistake: When Amelia jumps in the water to save the the little girl there is tape on her mouth. A moment later, the tape is not visible.

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Amelia: I can't do this.
Lincoln Rhyme: You can do it. Yes, you can. Yesterday you stopped a train. You can do anything you want when you put your mind to it.
Amelia: Don't work me, Rhyme... Just tell me what to do next.
Lincoln Rhyme: Very slowly... walk the grid... one foot in front of the other. I want you to look around you now. Remember... crime scenes are three-dimensional... floors, walls and ceilings.

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Trivia: The movie makers really wanted the audience to believe that Michael Rooker was the killer, rather than Leland Orser. So much so that Rooker actually played the killer in almost all the scenes where the killer wears a mask. When you see the eyes of the killer through the mask the eyes are Rooker's.

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Question: There is a LOT of changes if you compare the film to the book, and most of them I understand, since you always have to make some changes. But why did they change such things as characters names and genders?

Answer: The film makers changed the name of Amelia Sachs because it sounded too much like 'sex'. I have not been able to discover for certain why they made Thom into a woman, but possibly this had to do with Thom's homosexuality. It could be viewed as controversial that Rhyme's nurse is a gay man, and could possibly also bring Rhyme's own sexuality into question. To make the nurse female would avoid all such issues.

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