Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Ending / spoiler

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Amanda is alive and living at Doyle's (Morgan Freeman) house. Doyle also participated in the kidnapping along with Remy (Ed Harris) and Lionel (Amanda's uncle). Doyle tells Patrick (Casey Affleck) that he shouldn't turn him in for taking Amanda because they both know that she has a better life with him (Doyle and his wife) and not with her mother (Helene). Patrick tells the police, Doyle is arrested and Amanda is reunited with her mother. Angie leaves Patrick. Patrick visits Helene and they talk. She mentions that Lionel is in prison and Bea (Helene's sister) moved to Melrose. Patrick offers to watch over Amanda while Helene is out on a date. The last scene is Patrick and Amanda watching TV.

Phantom Detective

Continuity mistake: In the scene outside the hospital, after Nick Poole has been shot, Remy Bressant picks up the bottle of liquor, which was capped by Patrick Kenzie and drinks straight from the bottle. The bottle has mysteriously uncapped itself.

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Question: Why wasn't Patrick arrested for killing the child molester?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Even though he executes an unarmed man, it is doubtful given the circumstances that he would be investigated with much fervor for his actions. One police officer has just been shot and killed so Patrick's actions could easily be described as self-defense in the eyes of an investigator. Anyone making a claim to the contrary would risk having to stand up for a child murdering cop killer.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: Many/most people think child molesters are evil, disgusting, utterly loathsome, and irredeemable - they don't deserve to live - so a dead child molester is one less child molester. Even worse, Corwin Earle was also a child killer (although he claimed "it was an accident"). Many people, including police, would believe he deserved to die and Patrick did the right thing. Others, of course, would assert that "street justice" is not justice at all, but there would be little, if any, evidence that Patrick's shooting was not a justifiable homicide. IF Patrick were charged, his attorney would raise a defense that would most likely result in a "not guilty" verdict. Besides, this was a movie, and the audience needs to feel that justice has been served.

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