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Paycheck (25-Dec-2003)

Director: John Woo

Writer: Dean Georgaris

From short story: Paycheck by Philip K. Dick

Music by: John Powell

Producers: John Davis; Michael Hackett; John Woo; Terence Chang

Keywords: Thriller, Amnesia

Film adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story of the same name follows a reverse engineer's perilous ordeal after a seemingly golden job opportunity gone sour.

Michael Jennings makes his trade as a "reverse engineer" in a near-future United States, working to recreate competing technology for client corporations before having his memory wiped to protect himself. Opportunity ostensibly knocks for Michael when he is offered an eight-figure job by old classmate and Seattle-based tech billionaire James Rethrick to spend three years reverse-engineering a number of devices; when the FBI comes after him for an unspecified act of treason at job's end, however, Michael must set out on the lam while trying to piece together a post-memory wipe recollection of what led him into his dire situation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ben Affleck
15-Aug-1972   Good Will Hunting
Krista Allen
5-Apr-1972   Jenna on Baywatch
Aaron Eckhart
12-Mar-1968   Chad In the Company of Men
Colm Feore
22-Aug-1958   Trudeau
Paul Giamatti
6-Jun-1967   John Adams
Michael C. Hall
1-Feb-1971   David Fisher on Six Feet Under
Ivana Milicevic
26-Apr-1974   Head Over Heels
Kathryn Morris
28-Jan-1969   Lilly Rush on Cold Case
Joe Morton
18-Oct-1947   The brother from another planet
Callum Keith Rennie
14-Sep-1960   Leoben Conoy on Battlestar Galactica
Peter Shinkoda
?   Dai on Falling Skies
Uma Thurman
29-Apr-1970   Kill Bill: Vol. 1


Ben Affleck   ...   Jennings
Aaron Eckhart   ...   Rethrick
Uma Thurman   ...   Rachel
Paul Giamatti   ...   Shorty
Colm Feore   ...   Wolfe
Joe Morton   ...   Agent Dodge
Michael C. Hall   ...   Agent Klein
Peter Friedman   ...   Attorney General Brown
Kathryn Morris   ...   Rita Dunne
Ivana Milicevic   ...   Maya-Rachel
Christopher Kennedy   ...   Stevens
Fulvio Cecere   ...   Agent Fuman
John Cassini   ...   Agent Mitchell
Callum Keith Rennie   ...   Jude (Guard)
Michelle Harrison   ...   Jane
Claudette Mink   ...   Sara Rethrick
Ryan Zwick   ...   Street Kid
Deejay Jackson   ...   Guard
Serge Houde   ...   Dekker
Calvin Finlayson   ...   Balloon Boy
Kendall Cross   ...   Scientist
Catherine Lough Haggquist   ...   Scientist
Darryl Scheelar   ...   Plain Clothes Federal Agent
Mark Brandon   ...   Lottery Host
Roger Haskett   ...   Lottery Official
Steve Wright   ...   Allcom Helicopter Pilot
Craig Hosking   ...   FBI Helicopter Pilot
Emily Holmes   ...   Betsy (Salesgirl)
Krista Allen   ...   Holographic Woman
Barclay Hope   ...   Suit
Peter Shinkoda   ...   Suit
David Lewis   ...   Suit
Robert Clark   ...   String Quartet
Andrea Siradze   ...   String Quartet
Isabelle Roland   ...   String Quartet
Peter Caton   ...   String Quartet
Ryan Robbins   ...   Husband
Benita Ha   ...   Wife
Chelah Horsdal   ...   Young Mother
Craig March   ...   Janitor
Jason Calder   ...   Wolfe Goon
Mike Godenir   ...   Wolfe Goon
Brad Kelly   ...   Wolfe Goon
Brent Connolly   ...   Wolfe Goon
Michelle Anderson   ...   Nursery Customer
Lori Berlanga   ...   Nursery Customer


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