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Paranoia (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 16 August 2013 (USA)
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An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Director:

Robert Luketic

Writers:

Jason Hall (screenplay), Barry L. Levy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Hemsworth ... Adam Cassidy
Gary Oldman ... Nicolas Wyatt
Amber Heard ... Emma Jennings
Harrison Ford ... Jock Goddard
Lucas Till ... Kevin
Embeth Davidtz ... Dr. Judith Bolton
Julian McMahon ... Miles Meechum
Josh Holloway ... Agent Gamble
Richard Dreyfuss ... Frank Cassidy
Angela Sarafyan ... Allison
Will Peltz ... Morgan (as William Peltz)
Haley Finnegan ... Chelsea
Kevin Kilner ... Tom Lungren
Christine Marzano ... Nora Summers
Charlie Hofheimer ... Richard McAllister
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Storyline

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar (Liam Hemsworth), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. Written by Relativity Media

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In a war between kings even a pawn can change the game

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | India | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paranoja See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,528,376, 18 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,376,027, 29 September 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As a contrast to new technology - every interior scene features wooden floors, wooden walls (shelves, cabinets) or wooden ceilings . See more »

Goofs

When Adam Cassidy unlocks Dr. Judith Bolton's phone to reveal the calls to and from "Hamilton," he proceeds to hand the phone to Wyatt, where the camera then shows a black screen (locked phone). However, when the camera cuts in a closeup of Wyatt with the phone, he is reading the call list Cassidy had previously unlocked. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adam Cassidy: I'm not going to make excuses, I asked for this. All of it. And I did it to become someone else. And I wanted more.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.121 (2013) See more »

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Performed by Empire of the Sun
Composed by Nick Littlemore (as Nicholas Littlemore), Peter Mayes, Luke Steele,
Jonathan Sloan, Steven Bach, Anton Zaslavski
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Chenfeld Ltd and Solola Ltd, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) P ty Ltd.
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Implausible, Cliché-Ridden Twaddle
19 August 2013 | by RolyRolySee all my reviews

Thankfully, Gary Oldman can make almost any film bearable and his portrayal here of a ruthless, corrupt CEO is just about the only thing that this derivative movie has going for it. He manages to infuse a one-dimensional character with at least one more dimension.

The script is so full of hackneyed clichés that I felt like I was watching a Dan Brown novel. You have to assume that the writer's entire experience of the corporate world is based on a combination of Occupy Movement manifestos and Oliver Stone movies. Liam Hemsworth has evidently starred in something call the Hunger Games where, I have to assume, he was hired for his looks and not his acting chops.

August is usually the doldrums when it comes to movie releases and this dud simply proves the rule to which Blue Jasmine is the exception.


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