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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Though appearing in no scenes together, Harrison Ford and Richard Dreyfuss both starred together 40 years prior in American Graffiti (1973). See more »

Goofs

In the latter half of the film an egg shell is severely cracked with a tea spoon but in the cut to the next scene the egg merely has a dent in the shell. 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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Connections

Referenced in Shut Up and Talk: Brad Jones (2014) 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, Steve Bach (as Steven Bach)
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Chenfeld Ltd and Solola Ltd, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd.
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Flawed, Brainless but Entertaining
19 November 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Paranoia" is one of those films that are flawed, brainless but entertaining. The story of the ambitious twenty-seven year old Adam Cassidy with debts in the hospital for the expensive treatment of his father that in a couple of days becomes an important executive of a corporation competitor of the company that he was fired is totally absurd. He uses US$ 16,000 in the corporation card to party and what would he expect? Therefore, the tight spot that he is in is caused by a ridiculous situation. The coincidence of having one night stand with Emma Jennings is another unbelievable part of the screenplay. The unethical Adam Cassidy should have been in prison for a long period, since his lack of character and manipulation are disgusting. Emma returning to him is also incredible for an intelligent woman that was used. But forgetting these ridiculous situations, the viewer can enjoy the beauty of Amber Heard; the always great Gary Oldman and Richard Dreyfuss; see Josh "Sawyer" Holloway once again; and a good cast with Harrison Ford, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon and Liam Hemsworth. Shutdown your brain and you may have a good time. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Conexão Perigosa" ("Dangerous Connection")


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