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Whoever has the money has the power
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Chris Pratt

Jeff Daniels ... Lewis

Matthew Goode ... Gary Spargo

Isla Fisher ... Luvlee

Carla Gugino ... Janet

Bruce McGill ... Robert Pratt

Alberta Watson ... Barbara Pratt

Alex Borstein ... Mrs. Lange

Sergio Di Zio ... Deputy Ted
David Huband ... Mr. Tuttle

Laura Vandervoort ... Kelly
Greg Dunham ... Bone

Morgan Kelly ... Marty

Aaron Berg ... Cork

Tinsel Korey ... Maura

Suzanne Kelly ... Nina
Brian Edward Roach ... Danny (as Brian Roach)

Martin Roach ... Loan Officer
Ofield Williams ... Reggie
Julie Pederson ... Attractive Woman in Bar

Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Bartender

Janaya Stephens ... Alison Pratt
Marc Devigne ... Cameron Pratt

Courtney-Jane White ... Cameron's Girlfriend (as Courtney Jane-White)
Thanya Romero ... Maid
Paul Christie ... Jonathan
Tracy Beemer ... Woman Reading at Bar (as Tracy McMahon)
Gordie Farrell ... Motorcycle Couple

Toni Reimer ... Motorcycle Couple
Ted Felbel ... Elderly Man with Walker
Charles Crossin ... Department Store Clerk
Chuck Robinson ... Farmer on Thresher

Kalyn Bomback ... Waitress
John Bluethner ... State Trooper
Leslie Bais ... Ted's Wife
Harry Nelken ... Taxi Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Degryse ... Goalie (uncredited)
Shailee Ferguson ... BGP (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Frank 
Writing credits
Scott Frank (written by)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... producer
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Becki Cross Trujillo .... executive producer
Jonathan Glickman .... executive producer
Laurie MacDonald .... executive producer
Laurence Mark .... producer
Ivan Oyco .... associate producer
Walter F. Parkes .... producer (as Walter Parkes)
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Alar Kivilo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jill Savitt 
Casting by
Marcia Ross  (as Marcia S. Ross)
Production Design by
David Brisbin 
Art Direction by
Dennis Davenport 
Set Decoration by
Stephen Arndt 
Costume Design by
Abram Waterhouse 
Makeup Department
Alanna Holder Riches .... hair assistant (as Alanna Holder-Riches)
Gail Kennedy .... makeup artist
Gail Kennedy .... makeup department head
Amanda Kuryk .... assistant makeup artist (as Amanda Lesage)
Jennifer Machnee .... assistant makeup artist
Brenda Magalas .... assistant makeup artist
Beth Ann McIvor .... daily makeup assistant
Barry Olafson .... hair assistant
Vincent Sullivan .... hair department head
Production Management
Jeffrey Chernov .... executive in charge of production: Spyglass Entertainment
Becki Cross Trujillo .... unit production manager
Regina Robb .... production manager
Rebekah Rudd .... executive in charge of post-production: Spyglass Entertainment
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Coleman .... first assistant director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Richard Duffy .... second second assistant director
Martin Ellis .... third assistant director
Richard Duffy .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Ricardo Alms .... set designer
Aaron Anderson .... lead set dresser
Billy Baker .... paint foreman (as William Baker)
Ryan Berzuk .... assistant props (as Ryan 'Speedy' Berzuk)
Owen Bird .... on-set dresser
Lloyd Brandson .... key scenic artist
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist (as Nicholas Burns)
Greg Gardner .... graphic artist
Charles Gustafson .... paint foreman
Megan Heke .... art department production assistant
Jon Hunter .... graphic artist
Jason Kenett .... art department production assistant (as Jason Kennett)
Debbie Kuzina .... set buyer (as Deborah Kuzina)
Bill Nicholls .... scenic carpenter
Gord Peterson .... assistant art director (as Gordon Peterson)
David Potter .... lead carpenter
Brian Smith .... construction coordinator
Chris Sol .... head carpenter
Larry Spittle .... art department coordinator
Mark Stratton .... props master
Tiffany Taylor .... set production assistant
Jason Wilkins .... carpenter
Heather Brown .... research assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Koreen .... art department intern (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Baker .... second boom operator
Robert Batha .... assistant sound editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... dialogue editor
Melissa A. Corns .... sound effects editor (as Melissa Corns)
David E. Fluhr .... re-recording mixer
Gabriel Guy .... sound mix technician: Stage A
Leon Johnson .... sound mixer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer: Buena Vista Studios
Elizabeth Kenton .... adr supervisor
Nancy MacLeod .... sound effects editor
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Myron Nettinga .... re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer: Warner Bros. Studios (as Tom O'Connell)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Lauren Stephens .... sound effects editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Christopher Cleator .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Stephen W. Potter .... stage engineer (uncredited)
Chris Trent .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robyn Bodin .... special effects assistant
Kris Bowman .... special effects assistant
Mark Burym .... second assistant special effects
Kristin Dunn .... special effects assistant
Fred Ferjan .... special effects assistant
Mark Gebel .... key special effects rigger
Colin Hunter .... special effects rigging first assistant
Arthur Langevin .... pyrotechnics supervisor
Rocco Larizza .... key special effects
Darrell Leschasin .... special effects assistant
Grant MacDonald .... special effects assistant
Jim McFall .... special effects key fabricator
Jim McGillivary .... special effects supervisor
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator (as Laird Murray)
Craig McWade .... special effects assistant
Shane Million .... special effects shop key
Cameron Patterson .... first assistant fabricator
Ryan Patton .... first assistant special effects
Muhammad Rana .... special effects assistant
Martin Samiloff .... special effects assistant
Jimi Campbell .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jamie Baxter .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Dennis Dorney .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer: Custom Film Effects
Adam Gass .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects (as RJ Harbour)
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Lori C. Miller .... digital art director: Custom Film Effects
Lillani E. Moran .... visual effects coordinator: Custom Film Effects
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital art director: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers)
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O (uncredited)
Samuel M. Dabbs .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jeremy Lang .... head of information technology: Custom Film Effects (uncredited)
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Amani Williams .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Robert Borges .... stunt performer (as Rob Borges)
Mario De Negri .... stunt performer (as Mario DeNegri)
Matt Kippen .... stunt performer
Jacqueline Loewen .... stunt performer
Trevor Peluk .... stunt performer
Wade Poplawski .... stunt performer
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Ritzi)
Chuck Robinson .... stunt performer
Darren Ross .... stunt performer
John Sampson .... stunt performer
Kristen Sawatzky .... stunt performer (as Kristen Sawatzsky)
Dan Skene .... stunt performer (as Daniel Skene)
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene .... stunt performer
Sean Skene .... stunt performer
Ken Zilka .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dominique Balcaen .... best boy grip
François Balcaen .... key grip (as Francois Balcaen)
Russel Bowie .... first assistant camera: (as Russell Bowie)
Gabriel Daniels .... key rigging grip
Allen Fraser .... stills photographer
Ron Goodman .... aerial director of photography
Vanessa Ireson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Kolodziej .... digital technician (as Stephen 'Reboot' Kolodziej)
Jason Luke .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Anthony Nocera .... video playback operator
Monty Rowan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rob Rowan .... assistant chief lighting technician
Terry Thiessen .... lead grip
Rick Thomas .... chief lighting technician
Mark Willis .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jaclyn Young .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Randy Zacaruk .... camera car operator
Cary Cooper .... remote camera technician: scorpio head (uncredited)
Reil Munro .... daily grip (uncredited)
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer (uncredited)
Clint Silzer .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Seth Thomas .... camera intern (uncredited)
Casting Department
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Toronto
Mariquita Demira .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Kathy Driscoll .... casting: Winnipeg
Janet Farris .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Jennifer Koenig .... casting associate: Winnipeg
Kate Lacey-Kiley .... casting associate: Los Angeles (as Kate Lacey)
Hollie Lee .... casting assistant: Toronto (as Hollie Meyer)
Elizabeth Moore .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Leslie-Ann Reale .... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Leslie Reale)
Kari Rieger .... extras casting
Millie Tom .... casting assistant: Toronto
Eleanor Erum .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Bradshaw .... truck costumer
Paula Dunfield .... costume supervisor
Karen Kristalovich .... assistant costume designer
Benjamin Raine .... costume assistant
Amy Sztulwark .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Diedra Bayne .... apprentice film editor: Canada
Adam Brailsford .... second assistant editor
Christopher Kutcka .... imaging supervisor: Technicolor Digital Intermediate (as Chris Kutcka)
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Jeff Smithwick .... digital film colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Everette Webber .... digital conforming & opticals: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Ofe Yi .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Milt Bruchanski .... location scout
Bernard Narvey .... location manager (as Bernie Narvey)
Dimitrius Sagriotis .... key location production assistant
Steve St. Louis .... location scout (as Steven St. Louis)
Andrew Gallinger .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Bacon .... orchestrator (as Chris P. Bacon)
Mat Bartram .... assistant engineer (as Matt Bartram)
Becky Bentham .... score coordinator
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Chris Clad .... violin
Chris Cozens .... auricle operator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor (as Thomas Drescher)
Clay Duncan .... synthesizer programmer
Richard Grant .... auricle operator
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Tanya Noel Hill .... music editor: temp music
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor: temp music
Alex Kharlamov .... synthesizer programmer
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Pamela J. Sollie .... assistant: James Newton Howard
Stuart Michael Thomas .... orchestrator
Stuart Michael Thomas .... synthesizer programmer
Greg Vines .... assistant engineer
Mel Wesson .... synthesizer programmer
Bruce White .... viola
Stuart Michael Thomas .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James Alexander .... transportation captain
Dale Bracken .... unit driver
Jason LaFrance .... picture car coordinator
John Mysyk .... transportation coordinator
Scott Quantrell .... unit driver
Julia Diana Cereceda .... unit driver (uncredited)
Corey Walker .... crew driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Rhia Alcantara .... office production assistant
Pia Athayde .... production accountant (as Pia Athayade)
Roxane Becker .... assistant: Mr. Frank, Los Angeles
Dave Brown .... weapons wrangler
Kim Buttlar .... executive coordinator: Mr. Barber
Michael Chirsky .... assistant production coordinator
Paul Courchaine .... payroll accountant
Michael Cowles .... off-set assistant location manager
Brenda Cross .... assistant: Ms. Trujillo
Blanche Aurore Duault .... publicist
Jilene Dyck .... office production assistant
Wayne Glesby .... head of security
Patricia Jagger .... script supervisor
Suzanne Jurva .... researcher
Crystal Mikoluff .... first assistant accountant
Kimberly Mikoluff .... production coordinator
Celene Miles .... accounting clerk
Mimi Munson .... researcher
Diane Slattery .... marketing consultant
Cliff Sumter .... on-set assistant location manager
Riyoko Tanaka .... assistant: Mr. Parkes
Marlena Thomas .... executive coordinator: Mr. Birnbaum
Chris Turyk .... photo double
Matt Webber .... stand-in
Khali Wenaus .... assistant: Mr. Frank, Winnipeg
Jerry Adams .... publicity director (uncredited)
Shelly Anthis .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Brian Bruskrud .... finance executive (uncredited)
Janelle Dufton .... location liaison (uncredited)
Eileen Gano .... craft service (uncredited)
Eileen Gano .... first aid (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance (uncredited)
Allan McGowan .... security officer (uncredited)
Benjamin R. Reder .... production counsel (uncredited)
Jessica Scott .... stand-in: female (uncredited)
Tara A. Senior .... production counsel (uncredited)
Ryan Wuckert .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Brookfield .... the producers wish to thank
Billy Golfus .... the producers wish to thank
Phil Joanou .... the producers wish to thank
Janet Williams .... the producers wish to thank

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Additional Details

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 (video rating) | Germany:12 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #43044)
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Did You Know?

The hockey game Chris listens to on the radio was played during the 2005-2006 NHL season between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings. Players mentioned include Pascal Leclaire, Manny Malhotra, Mark Hartigan, and Trevor Letowski for Columbus and Robert Lang, Mikael Samuelsson, Nicklas Lidström, and Tomas Holmström for Detroit.See more »
Continuity: If you look at the Jetta that Chris drives, you will notice that the amount of damage to the bug-deflector on the front of his car changes almost every time we see the vehicle. It starts off with the left side of the bug deflector missing, then both sides are missing and finally it goes back to just the left side missing.See more »
[first lines]
Chris Pratt:It only happens once a year, and then they die. It's like a mating ritual or something.
Kelly:Isn't that romantic?
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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Whoever Has the Money Has the Power, 4 May 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 2003, in Kansas, the popular and reckless high school hockey player Chris Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) goes to a party with his girlfriend and two friends on the backseat of his convertible through the old Route 24. In a moment, he turns the headlights off to admire the bright sky and has a tragic car crash. Four years later, his head injury still affects his memories and he uses a notebook to help him to recall his activities. He is no longer admired and works as night janitor in the Noel State Bank & Trust due to his mental incapacitation. He lives with his only friend, the blind Lewis (Jeff Daniels) that he met while recovering in a medical center, and helps him in the daily activities. When he meets Gary Spargo (Matthew Goode) in a bar, he is introduced to the sexy Luvlee (Isla Fisher) and has sex with her after a long period of abstinence. Chris gets closer to Gary, and sooner he is invited to help his gang to rob the Noel Bank. Chris is upset with his lifestyle and sees the chance to change his life, convinced that whoever has the money has the power.

"The Lookout" is an excellent dramatic thriller, in spite of the common theme "bank heist. The screenplay builds perfectly the lead character Christopher Pratt from a successful and promising teenager to a frustrated mentally incapacitated and with remorse and guilty complex young man, with a total lack of professional perspectives and no-longer successful with women. The result is quite predictable, but the way the plot is disclose is amazing. The resemblance of the talented actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the recently deceased Heath Ledger is impressive. My vote is eight.

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