15 Hidden Scenes in Se7en

Following is our collection of Se7en facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Se7en film message.

When Mills and Somerset are raiding the murderers apartment, they find photos of the 7 victims. Mills finds the photo of himself from the staircase, hinting that he is one of the 7 sinners in the story.
When Mills and Somerset are raiding the murderers apartment, they find photos of the 7 victims. Mills finds the photo of himself from the staircase, hinting that he is one of the 7 sinners in the story.
In the movie 'Se7en', Mills and Somerset are looking through the case when they are interrupted by a train going past. Somerset picks up his wine to stop it spilling. Only then does he notice that Mills got him the drink in a cup, not a wine glass, showing how absorbed he was in the investigation.
In the movie 'Se7en', Mills and Somerset are looking through the case when they are interrupted by a train going past. Somerset picks up his wine to stop it spilling. Only then does he notice that Mills got him the drink in a cup, not a wine glass, showing how absorbed he was in the investigation.

Se7en Movie Trivia Facts

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Kevin Spacey's name is not included in the opening titles to keep the John Doe intrigue going. To compensate, he is listed twice in the closing credits: once before the credits start rolling and once in the rolling credits in order of appearance.

  2. All of the entries in John Doe's notebooks were entered by hand by designers Clive Piercy and John Sabel. The duo spent $15,000 on journals, made the entries, ripped them up and sewed them back together by hand, and then baked them to make them seem worn and old.

  3. Detective Somerset explains to Detective Mills that the FBI tracks people in a very similar way that, as we learned 17 years after the movie's release, the NSA actually tracks people in real life.

  4. And "Catch Me if you Can" (2002)

Se7en Hidden Facts

1 - Somerset mentions in a scene that he has never used his gun on duty and never takes it out in the movie until the end, where he does actually use it. This is a way of showing his moment where he takes action and him trying to strip away his passivity and apathy.
Somerset mentions in a scene that he has never used his gun on duty and never takes it out in the movie until the end, where he does actually use it. This is a way of showing his moment where he takes action and him trying to strip away his passivity and apathy.
1 - As Detective Somerset is explaining the Seven Deadly Sins, he is motioning towards Detective Mills when he says finally says Envy.
As Detective Somerset is explaining the Seven Deadly Sins, he is motioning towards Detective Mills when he says finally says Envy.

John Doe asks what time it is and Somerset tells him "7:01". Matthew 7:1 reads "Judge not, that ye be not judged", foreshadowing that Mills - having just thoroughly judged John Doe as an "insane" "crazy" "murderer" "freak" - will face judgement for his wrath.

1 - Somerset asks Mills for a glass of wine. Mills proceeds to pour Somerset a full drinking glass of wine, reflecting his rough around the edges personality type.
Somerset asks Mills for a glass of wine. Mills proceeds to pour Somerset a full drinking glass of wine, reflecting his rough around the edges personality type.
1 - The scene where Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman enter the Apartment to find the emaciated Sloth victim tied down to the bed. You can see the actors real arm hidden in plain view of the fake prosthetic arm.
The scene where Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman enter the Apartment to find the emaciated Sloth victim tied down to the bed. You can see the actors real arm hidden in plain view of the fake prosthetic arm.
1 - When John Doe's apartment is being searched we see many empty aspirin bottles in a drawer. This is due to the constant pain relief he required from repeatedly cutting off his fingerprints.
When John Doe's apartment is being searched we see many empty aspirin bottles in a drawer. This is due to the constant pain relief he required from repeatedly cutting off his fingerprints.
1 - When Doe first turns himself in, he looks at Somerset and says "Hey I know you". Later when it is revealed that Doe killed Mills wife, Doe says to Mills that he bought information from an officer to know where Mills lives, implying somerset was the supplier of that information.
When Doe first turns himself in, he looks at Somerset and says "Hey I know you". Later when it is revealed that Doe killed Mills wife, Doe says to Mills that he bought information from an officer to know where Mills lives, implying somerset was the supplier of that information.
1 - Detective Mills displays his wrath within minutes of being introduced.
Detective Mills displays his wrath within minutes of being introduced.
Se7en poster
Se7en poster

Se7en Plot

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Se7en. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director David Fincher
Stars Morgan Freeman, Andrew Kevin Walker, Daniel Zacapa, Brad Pitt
IMDB score 8.6