Paycheck


1h 50m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Brilliant computer engineer Michael Jennings routinely has his short term memory erased, so he can't divulge any information about the top secret projects he works on throughout the year. For his most recent gig, he expects to receive over four billion dollars. Upon completion of the job, however, Jennings is given a filled envelope--not with a check for his billions, but containing random objects. It is communicated to him that he had agreed to forfeit his payment for this specific project. With his memory erased, the meticulous engineer attempts to use the objects in the envelope to figure out what happened to him in his now obscured past. Soon, federal agents are after Jennings and he teams up with his old flame, Rachel, who helps him uncover the mystery of his past--and the question behind why the people whom he once worked for, now want him dead.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Thriller
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Andy Bishop; Chris Higgins
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Brilliant computer engineer Michael Jennings routinely has his short term memory erased, so he can't divulge any information about the top secret projects he works on throughout the year. For his most recent gig, he expects to receive over four billion dollars. Upon completion of the job, however, Jennings is given a filled envelope--not with a check for his billions, but containing random objects. It is communicated to him that he had agreed to forfeit his payment for this specific project. With his memory erased, the meticulous engineer attempts to use the objects in the envelope to figure out what happened to him in his now obscured past. Soon, federal agents are after Jennings and he teams up with his old flame, Rachel, who helps him uncover the mystery of his past--and the question behind why the people whom he once worked for, now want him dead.

Crew

Victor Abbene

Chief Lighting Technician

Chris Adams

Special Effects

Mark Aisbett

Stunts

Carolle Alain

Assistant Editor

Christine Albers

Cgi Artist

Rick Allen

Grip

Michael Alvarado

Production Assistant

Marnie Ander

Costumer

Arthur Anderson

Assistant Director

Arthur Anderson

Coproducer

Don Anderson

Assistant Property Master

Howard Anderson

Visual Effects

Fabian Andre

Song

Mark Angus

Transportation Coordinator

Mark Antoniuk

Stunts

Brett Armstrong

Stunts

Paul Arnel

Grip

Christopher Assells

Sound Editor

Holly Atchison

Script Supervisor

Scott Ateah

Stunts

J P Bagshaw

On-Set Dresser

Kristian Bailey

Boom Operator

Roger Bailey

Electrician

Don Baker

Director Of Photography

Blake Banbury

Assistant Director

Cindy Barlow

Makeup Artist

Craig Tex Barnett

Special Effects

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Brent Barrett

Special Effects

Jasmine Barry

Production Coordinator

Eric Batut

Sound Mixer

Travis Baumann

Cgi Artist

Chris Beach

Production Assistant

Shawn Beaton

Stunts

Kristin Beaudin

Props Buyer

Greg Bellavance

Special Effects

Jean Bereziuk

Script Supervisor

Lori Berlanga

Visual Effects

Melissa Best

Cgi Artist

Guy Bews

Stunts

Andy Bishop

Cable Operator

Mark Black

Property Master

Zoe Black

Chief Lighting Technician

Tom Blacklock

Special Effects

Tom Blacklock

Special Effects

Larry Blanford

Director Of Photography

Isabel Bloor

Costume Supervisor

Brent Boates

Storyboard Artist

Sally Boldt

Music Editor

Chris Bond

Visual Effects Supervisor

Curt Bonn

Stunts

Scott Bonner

Rigging Grip

Jason Booth

Cgi Artist

Jayni Borgaro

Rotoscope Animator

Bruce N Borland

Rigging Electrician

Bob Bornstein

Music

Brian Bouma

Dolly Grip

Susan Boyd

Hair Stylist

Jake Brake

Stunts

John Branagan

Stunts

Heike Brandstatter

Casting

Leon Thomas Braun

Production Assistant

Derek G Brechin

Editor

Simon Bright

Production Assistant

Matthew Broeska

3-D Artist

Brooke Brooks

Assistant

Andrea Brown

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nancy Brown

Assistant Art Director

Bruce Brownstein

Location Manager

James Bruder

Carpenter

Gordon Brunner

On-Set Dresser

Graham Brunskill

Carpenter

David Bryant

Cgi Artist

Alan Burdett

Foreman

Amanda Burton

Rotoscope Animator

Matthew Buss

Carpenter

Carol Byron

Production Auditor

Melanie Cadham

Assistant

Charlie Campbell

Carpenter

Maureen Carey

Construction

Tom Carlson

Music Editor

Chay Carter

Assistant

John Cassella Jr.

Cgi Artist

Terence Chang

Producer

Dave Channing

Consultant

Doug Chapman

Stunts

Rhiannon Charles

Assistant Production Coordinator

Anil Chauhan

Carpenter

Chad Chilibeck

On-Set Dresser

Tony Chiu

Apprentice Editor

Frederic Chopin

Music

Zarah Chun

Medic

Rita Ciccozzi

Makeup Artist

Errin Clutton

Casting Associate

Sandy Cochrane

Art Director

Reid Cohoon

Dolly Grip

Kris Cole

Assistant Editor

Casey Collins

Assistant

Gil Combs

Stunts

Chris Cooney

Special Effects

Jean-paul Costaz

Painter

Anne Couk

Assistant Sound Editor

Anthony Creery

Grip

Mike Crestejo

Stunts

Vince Crestejo

Stunts

Garvin Cross

Stunts

Yvan Cuerrier

Costumer

Brian Cunningham

Graphic Artist

Joan Cunningham

Assistant Director

Douglas Curran

Photography

Shane Davidson

Cgi Artist

Andy Davis

Cgi Artist

Denise Davis

Visual Effects Producer

John Davis

Producer

Rick Davis

Assistant

Eric Dawson

Grip

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Jessie Deacon

Electrician

Dan Delgado

Chief Lighting Technician

Mike Desabrais

Stunts

Joe Desarro

Stunts

Philip K Dick

Source Material

Duane Dickinson

Stunts

Adrian Diepold

Assistant Director

John Dietrick

Editorial Assistant

Dino Dimuro

Sound Editor

Norm Dlugatch

Music Engineer

Linda Drake

Visual Effects Editor

Robin Driscoll

Painter

Conrad Dueck

3-D Artist

Phil Duffett

Medic

Jeannine Dupuy

Visual Effects

Sondra Durksen

Costumer

Diana Dutra

Stunts

Don Dykens

Transportation Captain

Nancy Eagles

Script Supervisor

Janet Earl

Video

Janet Earl

Visual Effects

Thom Ehle

Consultant

David Emmonds

Greensman

Ryan Ennis

Stunts

Victor Ennis

Assistant Sound Editor

Brian Epp

Assistant Property Master

Dane Farwell

Stunts

Conny Fauser

Visual Effects Supervisor

Conny Fauser

Digital Effects Artist

Tammy Fearing

Adr Editor

Harvey Fedor

Grip

Mark Felt

Cgi Artist

Will Ferguson

Stunts

Jessie Fernley

Cgi Artist

Trevor Fieldhouse

Production Assistant

Elizabeth Finch

Original Music

Bob Findlay

Photography

James Fisher

Special Effects

Mark Fitzgerald

Assistant Editor

Nicole Florian

Production Coordinator

Jennifer Fong

Visual Effects Producer

Bruce Fontaine

Stunts

Douglas B Foreman

Assistant Property Master

Bill Forster

Foreman

Tim Fortin

Transportation Coordinator

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Walt Fowler

Original Music

James Franchuk

Special Effects

Germaine Franco

Music

Tara Fuhre

Medic

Gwynne Fulton

Camera Trainee

Dave Gagne

Production Assistant

Robert "rock" Galotti

Props

Dennis Galozo

Special Effects

Amy Garback

Cgi Artist

Derrick Garland

Electrician

Julia Gaudette

Visual Effects

Larry Gaynor

Rotoscope Animator

Debbie Geaghan

Costume Supervisor

Lauren Geaghan

Costumer

Milan B. Gelon

Painter

Dean Georgaris

Screenplay

Aris Georgiopolos

Photography

Georgia Giannopoulos

Assistant

Colin Gillett

Painter

Cory Glass

Stunts

Tom Glass

Stunts

Chris Glyn-jones

Boom Operator

Dominic Gonzales

Music

Ann Goobie

Location Manager

Phil Gough

Property Master

Rob Graham

Software Engineer

Robert R Graham

Special Effects

Casey Grant

Production Manager

Ian Gray

Rigging Grip

Alex Green

Stunts

Gavin Greenaway

Music Conductor

Paul Grinnell

Models

Rick Guenther

Rigging Grip

Patrick Guinan

Foreman

Michael Hackett

Producer

Stuart Haggerty

Chief Lighting Technician

Randy Hall

Stunts

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Thriller
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Andy Bishop; Chris Higgins
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2003

Released in United States on Video May 18, 2004

Brett Ratner was previously attached to direct.

Project was formerly in development with Roger Birnbaum's Caravan(Spyglass) and Touchstone.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2003

Released in United States on Video May 18, 2004