History Film / Paycheck

2nd Oct '16 7:41:11 PM CaptainVideo
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* RasterVision: Used for the holographic interface.
30th May '16 10:32:13 PM Statzkeen
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%%* CallToAgriculture

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%%* CallToAgriculture* BatmanGambit: Allcom deciding to let Michael in, betting he'd want to use the machine before destroying it.
* CallToAgriculture: At the end, the main good guys are working in a greenhouse.
27th May '16 6:37:54 AM Scorpion451
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''Paycheck'' (2003) is a film adaptation of the Creator/PhilipKDick short story of the same name, starring Creator/BenAffleck, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/PaulGiamatti, and Creator/AaronEckhart, and directed by Creator/JohnWoo.

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''Paycheck'' (2003) is a resonably faithful film adaptation of the Creator/PhilipKDick short story of the same name, starring Creator/BenAffleck, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/PaulGiamatti, and Creator/AaronEckhart, and directed by Creator/JohnWoo.
16th May '16 7:37:29 AM Kalaong
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##a postage stamp on the envelope - [[spoiler:contains microfilm with snapshots from the future the fact that it's Albert Einstein on the stamp is a clue]].

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##a ##an unnecessary postage stamp on the envelope - [[spoiler:contains microfilm with snapshots from the future the fact that it's Albert Einstein on the stamp is a clue]].
16th May '16 7:36:17 AM Kalaong
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##a pack of cigarettes - [[spoiler:used to escape from the FBI by setting off the fire suppressants in an interrogation room, creating a smoke screen without it he would have died during interrogation]].

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##a pack of cigarettes labelled "Smokeless" - [[spoiler:used [[spoiler:actually regular cigarrettes used to escape from the FBI by setting off the fire suppressants in an interrogation room, creating a smoke screen without it he would have died during interrogation]].
28th Apr '16 10:36:18 AM Kalaong
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* CoolBike: The BMW R 1150R Rockster utilized in a chase scene. Which, of course, Jennings had bought ahead of time.
28th Apr '16 10:26:35 AM Kalaong
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* AerosolFlamethrower: Used by Michael to take out a couple hitmen.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Shortly after Jennings reunites with Rachel, they try to use BMW key/car alarm to find an escape vehicle, but when [[spoiler:Rachel notices an [[CoolBike orange and black [=R1150R=] Rockster motorcycle]] with its lights flashing in a nearby display room, she reminds him he learned to ride a motorcycle. Once they're blasting along at 70+ and ducking between cars trying to ram them, she points out that he learned how to ride as in "drive from place to place without crashing" - not become a BadassDriver. Jennings ignores her - he's been doing just fine so far]].
* AerosolFlamethrower: Used by Michael Jennings to take out a couple hitmen.



* ChekhovsArmoury: A deliberate, in-story invocation of this trope - The envelope that Jennings substituted for his paycheck contains helpful items.
** A single bullet but no gun. It's fired anyway, of course.
** The remote-controlled grabbing device in Rachel's lab, along with her thunder, lightning, and wind effects.

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* ChekhovsArmoury: A deliberate, in-story invocation of this trope - The envelope that Jennings substituted for his paycheck contains helpful items.
** A single bullet
20 items, one for each time his life is threatened or he doesn't know how to advance the plot;
##a pack of cigarettes - [[spoiler:used to escape from the FBI by setting off the fire suppressants in an interrogation room, creating a smoke screen without it he would have died during interrogation]].
##a pair of tinted sunglasses - [[spoiler:allows Jennings to see through the smoke, enabling a quick escape]].
##a bus pass - [[spoiler:the only item common to both the film and original short story; allows Jennings to escape quickly through a bus terminal the FBI must jump the turnstiles]].
##a diamond ring - [[spoiler:allows a street kid to steal it; had it not happened, Jennings would not have returned to the bank where he received the envelope so he could ask more questions about its origins; also used in the alternate ending in which Jennings proposes to Porter.]].
##a fortune from a fortune cookie with lucky numbers printed on the back - [[spoiler:winning lottery numbers, and clues to the location of the ticket - proof of the envelope's prophetic nature]].
##a janitor's key - [[spoiler:allows friend to access circuit breakers, creating a distraction]].
##a can of hair spray - [[spoiler:used with lighter as a makeshift flamethrower]].
##a cigarette lighter - [[spoiler:used with hair spray as a makeshift flamethrower]].
##a paper clip - [[spoiler:used to short-circuit electronics to avoid being hit by subway train]].
##a matchbook - [[spoiler:specifies a restaurant where he has a reservation, disguised with water-soluble paint as "new liberty saving" bank]].
##a BMW key w/ alarm - [[spoiler:allows him to identify and utilize a means of escape: a motorcycle]].
##a loupe - [[spoiler:allows him to notice discrepancy on stamp]].
##a postage stamp on the envelope - [[spoiler:contains microfilm with snapshots from the future the fact that it's Albert Einstein on the stamp is a clue]].
##a small container of ball bearings - [[spoiler:used to set off metal detectors, creating a distraction at security]].
##a keycard to Allcom's facility - [[spoiler:allows him to re-enter his lab]].
##a hex key - [[spoiler:used to open lab door security panel]].
##an Eisenhower Dollar - [[spoiler:used to jam lab door security panel]].
##a crossword puzzle - [[spoiler:locates hardware bug on the machine, allowing him to repair it]].
##a .45 Caliber cartridge,
but no gun. It's gun - [[spoiler:used to destroy the machine fired anyway, of course.
** The
into hydrogen tank by a cycling piston]].
##a watch - [[spoiler:alerts him when to duck a bullet]].
*** Not related to the envelope is the
remote-controlled grabbing device in Rachel's lab, along with her thunder, lightning, and wind effects.



* CondensationClue: [[spoiler:Jennings wrote a note to his girlfriend on her bathroom mirror so she would know he hadn't abandoned her.]]

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* CondensationClue: [[spoiler:Jennings wrote a note to his girlfriend Rachel on her bathroom mirror so she would know he hadn't abandoned her.]]
24th Mar '16 7:12:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeroesPreferMotorcycles: Jennings assumes his key fob is for a BMW car, turns out he bought a CoolBike instead.
18th Aug '15 8:40:30 AM Silverblade2
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''Paycheck'' (2003) is a film adaptation of the Creator/PhilipKDick short story of the same name, starring Creator/BenAffleck, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/PaulGiamatti, and Creator/AaronEckhart, and directed by Creator/JohnWoo. It was received poorly by critics, but made about $30 million more than its budget back at the box office.

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''Paycheck'' (2003) is a film adaptation of the Creator/PhilipKDick short story of the same name, starring Creator/BenAffleck, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/PaulGiamatti, and Creator/AaronEckhart, and directed by Creator/JohnWoo. It was received poorly by critics, but made about $30 million more than its budget back at the box office.
29th Apr '15 9:54:01 AM Black_Diesel
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