Paycheck is a 2003 American action crime drama film directed by John Woo and produced by John Woo, John Davis, Terence Chang and Michael Hackett.  The screenplay was written by Dean Gerogaris and is based on the book ‘Paycheck’ by Philip K. Dick.

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Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains intense action violence and brief language)
Run Time:  1h 59min
Release Date:  December 25, 2003 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Director:  John Woo
Studio:  Paramount Pictures




Paycheck stars Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Joe Morton, Michael C. Hall, Kathryn Morris, Ivana Milicevic, Peter Friedman and Michelle Harrison.

Paycheck is the story of Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck), a master of reverse engineering. He gets paid by corporations to crack the secrets of their competitors’ products. When he finishes the job, he has his memory of all of it erased. James Rethrick (Aaron Eckhart), head of a company called Allcom, hires Michael to reverse-engineer a secret government device. After the job, Michael wakes from the memory erasure to find himself being chased by various agencies. He soon realizes that the fate of the entire world might be in his hands.

Movie Quotes

“Look, if we know anything, we know that time travel’s not possible. Einstein proved that. right?” – Shorty
“Time ‘travel’, yes. But Einstein was very clear that he believed time viewing, theoretically, could be accomplished.” – Michael Jennings 
“Michael Jennings is not a super agent, he’s an engineer. Yet, somehow he managed to escape from a double-locked room. How? Was it fate? No. Fate was on our side. That means someone who knew, changed something.” – James Rethrick

“Let’s take a look at the future before we destroy this thing.” – Michael Jennings

“If you show someone their future, they have no future.” – Michael Jennings

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Ben Affleck as Michael Jennings

Aaron Eckhart as Jimmy Rethrick

Uma Thurman as Rachel Porter

Paul Giamatti as Shorty

Colm Feore as Wolfe

Joe Morton as Agent Dodge

Michael C. Hall as Agent Klein

Kathryn Morris as Rita Dunne

Ivana Milicevic as Maya / Rachel

Peter Friedman as Attorney General Brown

Michelle Harrison as Jane