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.

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Scott Frank

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Scott Frank
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Greg Dunham ... Bone
Morgan Kelly ... Marty
Aaron Berg ... Cork
Tinsel Korey ... Maura
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Storyline

An admired high school hockey player with a bright future foolishly takes a drive in the night with his girlfriend and two other friends with his headlights off with devastating results. The former athlete is left with a brain injury that prevents him from remembering many things for extended periods of time. To compensate, he keeps notes in a small notebook to aid him in remembering what he is to do. He also lives with a blind friend who aids him. Obviously, with the mental incapacitation, he is unable to have meaningful work. Thus he works as a night cleaning man in a bank. It is there he comes under the scrutiny of a gang planning to rob the bank. The leader befriends him and gets him involved with a young woman who further reels him in. After they get close and after reeling him in with his own failures, the bank plan unfolds. Confused but wanting to escape his current existence, he initially goes along with the scheme. After realizing he is being used, he attempts to stop the ... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

Whoever has the money has the power

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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The film's translation in Russia is "Fraud". See more »

Goofs

Highway signs for Route 24 show the number in a sunflower, which designates it as a Kansas state route. But the Route 24 that passes through the Kansas City Metro area is a U.S. Route, and would have a different type of sign. See more »

Quotes

[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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Rock the Noel
Written by Michael Fix
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Ralph Nader: Indefinitely running.
11 June 2008 | by freakfire-1See all my reviews

Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems to pop up where I least expect him. Having not heard his name since the glorious days of "3rd Rock from the Sun", he turns up in this movie. And while it was surprising, his acting didn't fall flat.

Joseph is paired with Jeff Daniels of "Dumb and Dumber" fame. They are a unique pair. Joseph has loss of short term memory due to a tragic accident and Daniels is blind. Daniels is sharp with his biting sarcasm and crazy one liners. But Joseph is stays serious, distancing himself from his earlier days.

It had some good moments and things really heat up during the robbery. The action with the security guard at the bank along with the plot at the end made it an interesting bit to watch. Worthy of its awards? Doubt it, but it certainly surprised a little. "B"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lookout See more »

Filming Locations:

Hartney, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,007,000, 1 April 2007

Gross USA:

$4,600,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,371,181
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2.35 : 1
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