DVD 119 mins IMDB 6.1 (14,241 votes)
Paycheck - Special Collector's Edition (Widescreen)
Dreamworks (2003)
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(2005 )
Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA  /  English

Ben Affleck Michael Jennings
Aaron Eckhart Rethrick
Uma Thurman Rachel Porter
Paul Giamatti Shorty
Colm Feore Wolf
Joe Morton Agent Dodge
Michael C. Hall Agent Klein
Ivana Milicevic Maya-Rachel
Emily Holmes Betsy
Kathryn Morris Rita Dunne
Peter Friedman Atty. Gen. Brown
Christopher Kennedy Stevens
Fulvio Cecere Agent Fuman
John Cassini Agent Mitchell
Callum Keith Rennie Jude, Guard
Michelle Harrison Jane

Director John Woo
Producer Terence Chang; John Davis; Michael Hackett; John Woo
Writer Philip K. Dick; Dean Georgaris
Cinematography Jeffrey L. Kimball; Gregory Lundsgaard
Musician Paul Horn; James McKee Smith; John Powell; John Ashton Thomas
User Credit 1 Christopher Rouse; Kevin Stitt
User Credit 2 Erica Edell Phillips

John Woo directs the sci-fi action thriller Paycheck, based on a story written by Philip K. Dick in 1953. Waking up with his short-term memory erased, engineer Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) learns that he has been doing highly secretive work for the last three years in exchange for billions of dollars. But when he tries to get paid, he finds out that he himself had previously exchanged the money for an envelope of random clues to his life. Chased by an FBI agent (Michael C. Hall) and his old boss Rethrick (Aaron Eckhart), Michael uses the clues to find out his identity and prove his innocence. Uma Thurman appears as his love interest and partner, Rachel. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 097363380344
Region Region 1
Release Date 5/18/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Intense action violence and brief language.
User Text 2 Remember the future.
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Trivia: Just before Michael starts his second project he comments on the Red Sox making the World Series. Although this film was released in 2003
  • it is set in 2004 and accurately predicts the Red Sox making the World Series.

Goofs: Continuity: The Diamond ring that was stolen can later be seen when Jennings empties his "belongings" onto the bed, it disappears in the next shot. (more)

[first lines]
Holographic Woman: It's time to wake up... and get a life. We live in a 3-dimensional world. Until now, the world of computing has been a flat world, consisting of 2-dimensional imagery. Now, through the use of exclusive breakthrough technology, ARC has made it possible for you to get a life. A-Life, where we can work and play in a lifelike world of 3-dimensional reality. A-Life, the living monitor.

Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination (more)