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The 2002 remake of a 1997 Norwegian film about a Los Angeles homicide detective dispatched to a northern town to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

SPOILER Walter's gun question.

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Why did Walter drop his gun at the crime scene? He claims it's because he didn't want to get blamed for Hap's murder. But doesn't leaving behind his gun at the crime scene put him at risk of getting caught? He did shoot Dormer's other partner mind you. Isn't there a risk of them finding a print on his gun and tracing it back to him?

Also, the location where Dormer picks up Finch's gun was kinda weird. Finch leaves his gun behind after he sees Dormer shoot Hap. Yet, when Dormer is walking over to Hap, he comes across Finch's gun. So how did Finch's gun end up in that location?
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He left his gun behind so that the bullet wouldnt match his gun, and since his would be different to the average police gun it would show
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But he's still gonna get blamed for shooting Dormer's other partner. And isn't there an inherent risk in leaving your gun behind at a crime scene?
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
but he didn't shoot a bullet that hit someone. his jun with the bullets still inside wouldn't match the one in side of Dormers partners body, which he assumed would stay in there. with the other person it wasnt fatal, and the two bullet would be different suggesting a different gun shot the other person
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Location: London
I believe that the scene was designed to not make perfect sense to get the viewer to feel like Dormer.
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#1fan wrote:but he didn't shoot a bullet that hit someone. his jun with the bullets still inside wouldn't match the one in side of Dormers partners body, which he assumed would stay in there. with the other person it wasnt fatal, and the two bullet would be different suggesting a different gun shot the other person

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Walter explained why he did it.

He saw Dormer shoot his partner in the fog. He saw it was an accident and he know what it feels like to kill someone by accident, just like he killed that girl.
He dropped his gun, so that Dormer could make sure that the murder of his parter got pinned on him and not on Dormer. He did this huge favor for Dormer, because he needed him later.
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Erik wrote:Walter explained why he did it.

He saw Dormer shoot his partner in the fog. He saw it was an accident and he know what it feels like to kill someone by accident, just like he killed that girl.
He dropped his gun, so that Dormer could make sure that the murder of his parter got pinned on him and not on Dormer. He did this huge favor for Dormer, because he needed him later.

That's not true, Finch definitely did not want the murder pinned on him. He even says he dropped his gun because he thought Dormer might try and pin it on him.
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