Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Robert Luketic
Production: Relativity Media
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min


I'm not gonna make excuses.

I asked for this.

All of it.

And I did it to become s

omeone else.

I wanted more.

We belong to a generation that watched

our future get stolen out from under us.

The American Dream our parents knew

has been hijacked by men

who are willing to lie, cheat and steal

to protect their wealth.

Used to be if you got good grades,

you got into the right school,

got the right job.

And after 15 years of hard work,

you get your name on the door.

But that world is gone.

People always tell you

be careful what you wish for.

I never believed them.

The lights always looked brighter

across the river.

Hey, come on!

Hey, I'm coming. Chill.

I'm paying extra for that?

Don't worry, it's covered, Scout.

- Nothing's covered, Dad.

- Where you going?

I'm going to the club with Kev.

- Which one?

- Why? You think you might know it?

Well, I have been known to frequent

discotheques in my heyday.

They don't call them that

anymore, but that's good.

Hey, don't let him smoke. He hides

cigars under that cushion there.

Don't smoke!

What's the matter? You jealous?

Oh, yes.

Club Rise, baby.

What took you so long?

Why don't you do yourself a favor

and lift the rope?

And how is that

doing me a favor?

Consider it an investment.

Come Monday, my boy and I

will be making so much money,

you'll be begging us to come back

to this flavor of the month of yours.

Look, no hipsters

and no virgins.


He's not a virgin.

I just watched him get laid outside.

I watched it,

I literally saw him get laid.

- Adam, come on.

- I saw him with my own eyes.

I'm going to be back.

Are you nervous yet?

Nervous? About what?

On Monday we pitch our product

to Nicolas freaking Wyatt, that's what.

Kevin, we've been working on that pitch

for four months. It's genius.

The only thing

I'm worried about is

who Wyatt's gonna fire

for not promoting us sooner.

How great is it gonna be

to pay our bills

and eat in the same month?

Oh, get ready

'cause it's happening.

You always say it's happening,

and then I end up paying for the cab.

This time's different.

This pitch,

it's gonna change our lives.

Promise you.

But I'm still paying for the cab, right?

- Yeah.

- Got you.

It's not me.


Yeah, I'll be right there.

Sir, can you turn around? We need

to go to Saint Joe's Hospital.

Adam, he's doing great.

He's up to his old tricks.

He's right through there.

We cleared out

the mucus, and he's fine.

But he must use

the oxygen more,

and he has to call us

at the onset of congestion.

- Yeah, he knows.

- Wants to do it his own way, huh?


- You can take him home.

- All right. Thanks.

As you can see, Mr. Cassidy,

the last two procedures

were not covered by insurance.

What do you mean?

I have extended coverage.

You did.

Wyatt Corp terminated it.

They can't do that. I have it.

I need to have it.

Unfortunately, they can.

A lot of our companies

are doing it now, cutbacks.

I don't have 40 grand.

We can help with a payment plan,

or a medical loan.

I'm really sorry.

Yeah. I'll figure something out.

We did everything we could.

We work for Wyatt Corp,

one of the top tech companies

on the planet.

When they hired us,

we were going to take over the world.

Six years in,

we were still just lowly cubicle drones,

watching our bosses take home

obscene bonuses...

...while we were stuck

with entry-level salaries.

We'd waited long enough.

It was our turn.

Our time to shine.

You all right?

Yeah. We're gonna kill it.

Yeah, well, if things go south,

just stay cool. All right?


Mr. Wyatt is ready.

Stay cool.

Good morning.

We are all in the business

of connecting people.

This water's not hot enough.

I'm sorry, Mr. Wyatt.

I'll take care of it.

It should be boiling.

Uh... We're in the business

of connecting people.

You already said that.

Right. That's what our customers have

always wanted. To stay connected.

Those same customers are now texting

more than they're talking

and tweeting more

than they're meeting.

So, what's changed?

What are we missing?

We don't want to be

connected anymore.

We just want to feel connected

while we isolate.

So, what if...

...a four-inch mobile had

a 60-inch screen?

Well, then it wouldn't be mobile.

With a voice-activated pairing device,

Ethion will allow users

to broadcast their mobile

across any monitor in the home.

Pick up.

Ethion 3.0 gives you the power

to bring your world to you.

Is he pitching me software?

Sir, we see a unique opportunity to take

Ethion from a run-of-the-mill phone...

This is a re-branding meeting.

Where's the disconnect?

Well, sir, I believe the disconnect is

between you and the consumers.

You didn't hire us to sit around

and watch you make tea, did you?

Tell me, why did I hire you?

Because we know

what a younger generation wants.

Which is?

A phone that doesn't just look new

a phone that is new,

a phone that changes the way we live.

You know, you're right.

I have lost touch with your generation.

What was your name again?

I'm Adam Cassidy.

How old are you?


When I was two years younger

than you are now,

I was pioneering

digital cellular technology

while my colleagues were still pissing

around with electronic pulses.

I had vision.

But you have all the technological

advantage imaginable

and what do you bring me?

Social networking on a television.

Next! Bring in Richard McAllister.

I'm sorry, guys.

You just left us standing there

looking like idiots.

I mean, what were you thinking?

We all backed the idea.

Our idea wasn't the problem.

I railroaded him. You saw his face.

That's what happens when your team

leader goes rogue and argues with God.

Well, uh... I guess now

that we're not working together

we can start sleeping

together, right?

I seriously hope

you're not talking to me.

We'll find new jobs, right?

We weren't laid off,

Chels. We were fired.

How are you going to explain

that on your resume?

You know what? The least I can do

is buy you guys a few drinks.

Our discretionary account? Really?

Adam, no. If Wyatt ever found out

that we spent any more money...

What are they going to do? Fire us?

The money was ours to spend

as we see fit. We're going to Rise.

- We can't get in there.

- Yes, we can.

- Yes, we can.

- Try and stop the guy.

We're going to Rise,

baby! Oh, yeah!

Dude, you realize this is

going to be so awesome.

- We're going to pop ten bottles.

- Think so?

I hate this doorman.

Adam Cassidy.

Told you I'd be back.

Your table's right this way, sir.


- Yeah!

- Oh!

- Shots!

- Shots!

- Shots!

- Oh my God.


if you guys don't get lucky tonight,

it's never going to happen.

I'm fielding offers. You want in?

See me after.

- Cheers, guys!

- Whoo!


Adam, maybe

we should close out the tab.

Hey, don't worry about it, man,

don't worry about it.

Hey, can we get

another bottle of Ciroc?

- Twirl me!

- No, no, no.

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Jason Hall

Jason Dean Hall (born 1972) is an American screenwriter, film director and former actor. He played the recurring character of Devon MacLeish in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He had a guest starring role on Without a Trace as Jesse in Season Two. Hall attended Phillips Exeter Academy. Hall studied business, English and cinema at the University of Southern California. more…

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