Remember the future

"I'll get back to you. I'm gonna cash this in."

Michael Jennings

Paycheck

Release Date: December 25, 2003

Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) is being hunted, but he doesn’t know why. A world-famous genius hired by high-tech corporations for specialized top-secret projects, Jennings routinely has his memory erased once a job is completed so as not to divulge any company secrets. Highly paid for his work, he expects to earn eight figures for his latest three-year project, but upon finishing the work, instead of a big paycheck, he is given an envelope full of random objects and told that he has agreed to forfeit all payment. With his memory erased per his contract, Jennings has no defense, until he discovers that the objects are clues to his past. Now, with the help of Rachel (Uma Thurman, Smash), the woman he has worked with and loved for the last three years, Jennings is in a race against time to put the pieces of his past together...before his previous employers have him killed.

Directed by legendary Hong Kong action director John Woo and starring Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, and Aaron Eckhart, this DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount film is from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris based upon the short story by Philip K. Dick, whose visionary writing inspired Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, the Amblin/DreamWorks film released the year prior to Paycheck.

The film also stars Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Joe Morton and Michael C. Hall. John Davis, Michael Hackett, John Woo and Terence Chang serve as producers. Stratton Leopold and David Solomon are the film’s executive producers, with Jeffrey L. Kimball, ASC, serving as the director of photography. William Sandell is the production designer, Kevin Stitt, A.C.E. and Christopher Rouse are the editors, Gregory L. McMurry is the visual effects supervisor, and Erica Edell Phillips is the costume designer. Caroline Macaulay and Arthur Anderson serve as co-producers. The music is composed by John Powell.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • BEN AFFLECK,
  • AARON ECKHART,
  • UMA THURMAN,
  • PAUL GIAMATTI,
  • COLM FEORE,
  • JOE MORTON,
  • MICHAEL C. HALL
DIRECTOR
  • JOHN WOO
SCREENWRITER
  • DEAN GEORGARIS
PRODUCERS
  • JOHN DAVIS,
  • MICHAEL HACKETT,
  • TERENCE CHANG
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JEFFREY L. KIMBALL
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • WILLIAM SANDELL
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • ERICA PHILLIPS
EDITORS
  • KEVIN STITT,
  • CHRISTOPHER ROUSE
COMPOSER
  • JOHN POWELL