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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Judith Bolton
Miles Meechum
Agent Gamble
Frank Cassidy
Morgan (as William Peltz)
Tom Lungren
Nora Summers
Richard McAllister


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


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


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paranoja  »

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Box Office


$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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2.35 : 1
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Adam rents a McLaren sports car. It has no front plate. The film is set in New York (Manhattan/Brooklyn), which requires a front plate, as do the surrounding states (excluding Pennsylvania, but that only borders New York upstate). So either he rented it from very far away, or the car is not legal, or this is an oversight. See more »


[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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Push Play
Performed by Zedd Feat. Miriam Bryant
Composed by Zedd, Miriam Bryant & Victor Radstrom
(Zedd Music Empire/ASCAP. Telescope Music Publishing/STIM)
Miriam Bryant appears courtesy of Stereoscope Music Scandinavia
Courtesy of Interscope Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Flawed, Brainless but Entertaining
19 November 2017 | by See 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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