History Film / Paycheck

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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19th Feb '15 5:19:16 PM TheLyniezian
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* ActorAllusion: In this movie, UmaThurman plays a biologist who works in a garden/lab where she can call wind, rain and lightning. In previous films she has played [[Film/BatmanAndRobin Poison Ivy]] and [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen the goddess Aphrodite]].
19th Feb '15 5:18:52 PM TheLyniezian
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: set between 2004-2007, a few years after the film's 2003 release. Deliberately in contrast to Dick's original 1953 short story, which depicted a much more distant (and near-dystopian) future with many more obvious sci-fi elements.
29th Jan '15 2:15:26 AM Paraprax
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Michael Jennings has a great job. He's a reverse engineer, paid huge sums of money to figure out how rival technology works and improve on it. In exchange for his massive paycheck, he must have his memory wiped to prevent any information leaks. Life is good. His latest project at Allcom was supposed to be his biggest yet, lasting three years and earning him enough money to finally retire - but something has gone wrong. His 8-figure payment has been replaced by a manila envelope full of random odds and ends. The FBI wants to talk to him about his apparent involvement in the death of another engineer. A lot of people are trying to kill him. Now Jennings finds himself in the strange position of having to reverse engineer his own future... before time runs out.
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Michael Jennings has a great job. He's a reverse engineer, paid huge large sums of money to figure out how rival technology works and improve on it. In exchange for his massive paycheck, paychecks, he must have his recent memory wiped after each job to prevent any information leaks. Life is good. His latest project at Allcom was supposed to be his biggest yet, lasting three years and ''three years''(which were wiped upon completion) but earning him enough money to finally retire - retire.... but something has gone wrong. His 8-figure payment has been replaced by forfeited in favour of a manila envelope full of random odds and ends. The FBI wants to talk to him about his apparent involvement in the death of another engineer. A lot of people are trying to kill him. Now Jennings finds himself in the strange position of having to reverse engineer reverse-engineer his own future... before time runs out.

* ChekhovsArmoury: The envelope that Jennings substituted for his paycheck contains helpful items.
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* ChekhovsArmoury: A deliberate, in-story invocation of this trope - The envelope that Jennings substituted for his paycheck contains helpful items.

* TheDragon: John Wolf.
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* TheDragon: John Wolf.Wolfe.

* FiveSecondForeshadowing: The bad guy stands in front of the machine that shows the future, but only sees his own back, as he is futilely trying to get away from the exploding machine. He realizes that this means the machine will explode, and futilely tries to get away from it.
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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: [[spoiler: The bad guy stands in front of the machine that shows the future, but only sees his own back, as he is futilely himself throwing down the controls and trying to get away from the exploding machine. He realizes that this means escape just as the machine will explode, explodes in his face. Horrified, he throws down the controls and futilely tries to get away from it.escape just as the machine explodes in his face.]]

* GambitRoulette: Jennings uses a MemoryGambit, prophecies and a time portal in his plan to out smart his opponents.
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* GambitRoulette: Jennings uses a MemoryGambit, prophecies and a time portal in his plan to out smart outsmart his opponents.

* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Literally. It happens to Jennings after every job to prevent data leaks.
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Literally. It involves a submicronic laser being used on individual memory-neurons in Jennings' brain and happens to Jennings him after every job to prevent data leaks.

* MexicanStandoff: happens 3 different times in the film!
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* MexicanStandoff: happens Happens 3 different times in the film!
5th Jan '15 4:27:37 PM nombretomado
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''Paycheck'' (2003) is a film adaptation of the 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 PhilipKDick 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 Dec '14 9:44:05 PM bobfrank
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%%* MexicanStandoff:
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%%* * MexicanStandoff: happens 3 different times in the film!
29th Dec '14 9:10:48 PM bobfrank
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Michael and Rachael sneak into a chemistry lab at a high school to use the microscope to examine a clue. When they're leaving, there are kids all over the hallways. No one seems to notice or care that there are two adults wandering the hall, while school is in session, that no one there knows...
29th Dec '14 8:49:23 PM bobfrank
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%%* SpottingTheThread
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%%* SpottingTheThread* SpotTheImposter / TrustPassword: Maya fails at this by not knowing [[spoiler: Michael's favorite baseball team.]]
29th Dec '14 8:15:53 PM bobfrank
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%%* AerosolFlamethrower
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%%* AerosolFlamethrower* AerosolFlamethrower: Used by Michael to take out a couple hitmen.

%%* DisturbedDoves:
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%%* * DisturbedDoves: Well, it is a John Woo film...

%%* GunpointBanter: Happens twice.
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%%* * GunpointBanter: Happens twice.
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