Synopsis: Michael Jennings is a reverse engineer and what he does is technical jobs for certain companies and as soon as he is done, his memory of the work he has done is wiped out. Now the longest he has been contracted is 2 months. But now billionaire, James Rethrick offers him a job that would last 2 years, maybe 3, and he promises that he will probably earn 8 figures. Michael agrees. Before beginning he turns in all of his personal effects. And when the job is done, his memory is erased and he learns he made over 90 million dollars over the three years. When he goes to claim it and his personal effects, he discovers that prior to the erasure of his memory he waived his rights to the money he earned and that the items that were given to him were not the ones he gave when he began. Later he is arrested by the FBI who say that he committed some act of treason and murder. It's while he is in custody that he escapes using some the items that he was given. He later meets with a friend who gives hi
Director(s): John Woo
Production: Paramount Pictures
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

trip. It's great.

I mean, my memories

are basically highlights.

It's good. It's a good life.

The stuff you erase, it doesn't matter.

What is it with guys like Rethrick?

He's gotta have everything, huh?

Say what you want about Jimmy,

he started Allcom in his garage.

Wait, wait.

Don't you leave me alone.

What? You'll be fine. Talk. Mingle.

I don't want to mingle.


I'm Michael.

I'm Rachel.

Rachel Porter.

Is that Miss or Mrs?

That would be Dr. Porter.

Doctor. Well, excuse me, doctor.

It's all right.

What kind of a doctor are you?

- I'm a biologist.

- Really?

Do you work for Jimmy?

It must be very top-secret

biology that you practice.

Oh, yes. Isn't everything?

Let's go.

Excuse me?

I mean, I'm happy

to continue blathering on,

trying helplessly to charm you,

but I thought maybe, you know,

cut to the chase and just,

you know, go somewhere.

I'll tell you what, Michael.

I'm gonna walk over there

and talk to a friend of mine.

If you get the urge

to have a real conversation,

you'll know where to find me.

OK. Fair enough.

It was nice to meet you.

Giving up so easily?

You don't believe in second chances,

now, do you?

In my experience, no, I don't.

- Good night.

- Good night.

- Mike.

- Jimmy.

- How you doing?

- Good.

- Good to see you.

- You too.

- Thanks for coming.

- Thanks for having me.

- Come back this way.

- Sure.

Hey, Jimmy.

Now you're talking. Thank you.

Wait a second.

Isaac, disable fire protection, please.

Alarm disabled.

I don't think you'd look good covered

in foam. Even in that suit.

What's the pitch, Jimmy?

I know you're trying to sell me

something. What is it?

When there was a time

we were in school,

we wanted to change the world.

I thought we wanted

to save the world.

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