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The Lookout (2007)

aka The Lookout

"Whoever has the money has the power"

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Details: 99 mins · English · R (USA)

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Cast:

Small Chris Pratt
Small Lewis
Small Gary Spargo
Small Luvlee
Small Janet
Small Robert Pratt
Small Barbara Pratt
Small Mrs. Lange
Small Deputy Ted
No_movie_poster Mr. Tuttle
No_movie_poster Bone
Small Marty
Small Cork
Small Maura
No_movie_poster Nina
No_movie_poster Danny
No_movie_poster Loan Officer
No_movie_poster Reggie
No_movie_poster Woman in bar
Small Bartender
No_movie_poster Alison Pratt
No_movie_poster Cameron Pratt
No_movie_poster Cameron’s Girlfriend
No_movie_poster Maid
No_movie_poster Jonathan
No_movie_poster Woman reading at bar
No_movie_poster Motorcycle couple
No_movie_poster Motorcycle couple
No_movie_poster Elderly Man with Walker
No_movie_poster Department store clerk
No_movie_poster Farmer on Thresher
No_movie_poster Waitress
No_movie_poster State Trooper
No_movie_poster Ted’s Wife
No_movie_poster Taxi Driver
Small Kelly

Crew:

No_movie_poster Alar Kivilo Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Becki Cross Trujillo Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Gary Barber Producer
No_movie_poster Ivan Oyco Producer
No_movie_poster James Newton Howard Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Jill Savitt Editor
No_movie_poster Jill Savitt Editing
No_movie_poster Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Laurence Mark Producer
No_movie_poster Laurie MacDonald Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Marcia Ross Casting
No_movie_poster Roger Birnbaum Producer
No_movie_poster Scott Frank Production Director
No_movie_poster Scott Frank Director
No_movie_poster Scott Frank Writer
No_movie_poster Walter F. Parkes Producer

Taglines:

"Whoever has the money has the power"

Plot:

Driving with his headlights off down a country highway, showing his girlfriend, Kelly, and another couple swarms of fireflies illuminated in the summer night, Chris Pratt crashes his convertible into a combine stalled on the road. Chris and Kelly survive, but the other two do not. Chris' injuries include brain damage that affects his short-term memory in the form similar to anterograde amnesia, along with some anger management issues.

Four years later, he's in classes to learn new skills, including the simple sequencing of daily tasks, to compensate for his inability to remember, and keeps notes to himself in a small notebook. Challenged by a tough case manager to build a life despite his injuries, he is emotionally supported by his roommate, a blind man named Lewis, but receives only financial support from his wealthy family. He works nights, cleaning a small-town bank, with regular visitations from Ted, a bumbling sheriff's deputy. Chris aspires to train as a teller, but the bank manager, Mr. Tuttle, can barely hide his contempt for Chris' ambitions. It is there Chris comes under the scrutiny of a gang planning to rob the bank. Their leader, Gary, who knew him from high school and resented his wealth and popularity as a hockey star before his accident, befriends him and uses a young woman, Luvlee, to seduce him. Taunted by the gang about the limitations of his life since the accident, he initially goes along with the scheme. His frustrations trickle down into confrontations with his friends, Lewis and Ted.

When the gang arrives the night of the robbery, Chris tells them he has changed his mind. But they tell him it's too late and force him to empty the vault at gunpoint. His friend Ted, the deputy, stumbles into the robbery while delivering doughnuts to Chris, and triggers a shootout. The deputy and two of the gang members, Marty and Cork, are killed. Meanwhile Chris escapes in the getaway car, and when he realizes he's got the money they stole, he returns compulsively to the site of his accident, where he buries the money roadside. Gary is seriously wounded and gets away with the other bank robber, Bone. When Chris returns to his apartment he sees the lights on and realizes something is wrong, and when he calls discovers Gary and Bone have taken Lewis hostage to get the money back. Chris, using his new sequencing skills, hatches a plan to stay alive and save his friend. He goes to his parents home and arms himself with a shotgun. But the robbers literally catch him napping at the place they arranged to meet, and they force him to take them to the site of the buried cash.

While Chris digs in the snow to retrieve the money, Gary's condition is rapidly deteriorating. Chris gives one of two bags to Bone, who is preparing to execute Lewis, but Chris uses the shotgun he'd put in the other bag to shoot and kill Bone before he can react. Gary collapses and dies. Chris returns the money and turns himself in, but the investigation by the FBI concludes that he was not responsible due to his medical state - and because the robbers failed to disconnect the video surveillance in the bank, allowing the FBI to see the gang forcing Chris to act at gunpoint.

In the aftermath, Chris and Lewis have reconciled. The two friends open the restaurant they had dreamed about together. Chris also hopes Kelly will forgive him for the loss of her leg in the accident, and that one day he will find the courage to talk to her again.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2007-03-30 : United States of America

DVD : 2007-08-14