Paycheck

Paycheck (2003)

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Rachel Porter: I want to save the world.
Michael Jennings: I don't think I'm your guy. But would you settle for someone who wants to help you change it?
Rachel Porter: Hmm, OK.
Michael Jennings: Good.

Jimmy Rethrick: There was a time when we were in school, we wanted to change the world?
Michael Jennings: I thought we said we wanted to save the world.
Jimmy Rethrick: Well, that's semantics.

Michael Jennings: If you show someone their future, they have no future.

James Rethrick: Michael Jennings is not a super agent, he's an engineer. but 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.

Shorty: C'mon, don't be mean to the one that does everything for you.

Michael Jennings: If you love me, if you care about me, go. Have a good life. Remember me.

Shorty: Say one word about this hat, and I'm outta here.

Shorty: Maybe we should just find Decker.
Michael Jennings: I can't talk to Decker.
Shorty: Why not?
Michael Jennings: He had an accident.
Shorty: An accident?
Michael Jennings: Yeah, he, uh, he fell out of his bedroom window.
Shorty: He fell out of his... He fell out of his bedroom window.

Factual error: When Shorty is removing Jennings' memories in the beginning, the pictures shown are from a third person viewpoint. If they are his memories, shouldn't these be from Jennings' viewpoint? (00:06:40)

Phoenix

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Question: Ben Affleck first met Uma Thurman at a party just before he was offered and accepted the three year job. Surely he would have recognized her after having his memory wiped even if he could not remember any of the time they spent together.

Answer: He does recognize Rachel from the party as well as when he when he saw her at Allcom. The only things he doesn't remember are the last three years of his life since starting the project. So, while he does remember her, the three years they spent together while at Allcom are a total blank. This recognition is shown when he meets with Porter who helps him escape.

But later, when he is going through her stuff, he says he doesn't remember her. Also, if he did remember her, he would have known it wasn't her when the imposter was in the restaurant (also no need to have the imposter try to dress like her either).

Answer: Do you remember every person you've ever talked to at a party? Didn't think so. His memory isn't restored back to perfect condition - he's still had three years to forget about details at the party. He remembers things like the origins of the deal because it was important.

Nick N.

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