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The Lookout
Release Date: March 30, 2007
Studio: Miramax Films
Director: Scott Frank
Screenwriter:
Scott Frank
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Isla Fisher, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Aaron Berg, Kalyn Bomback, Alex Borstein, Paul Christie, Sergio Di Zio, Morgan Kelly, Suzanne Kelly, Tracy McMahon, Toni Reimer, Janaya Stephens, Laura Vandervoort, Courtney-Jane White
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for language, some violence and sexual content)
Official Website: TheLookout-movie.com


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lookout-003.jpg (235 K) "The Lookout" marks Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Scott Frank's ("Out of Sight"), directorial debut. The intelligent crime drama is centered around Chris (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "Mysterious Skin"), a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. The film also stars Jeff Daniels ("The Squid and the Whale"), Isla Fisher ("The Wedding Crashers"), Matthew Goode ("Match Point") and Carla Gugino ("Night at the Museum"). More here
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1. ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
“Whoever has the money has the power.” -- Gary Spargo,
How can a man whose damaged mind can’t remember how to make dinner put the screws to a ruthless gang of bank robbers?...

2. A THRILLER DRIVEN BY EMOTION: SCOTT FRANK PLOTS THE LOOKOUT
Scott Frank, the acclaimed screenwriter who makes his directorial debut with THE LOOKOUT, loves thrillers, but even more than thrillers, he loves great characters...

3. A BRAIN-DAMAGED HERO: JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT PLAYS THE LOOKOUT
At the heart of THE LOOKOUT’s building tension and intensity is Chris Pratt, a young man whose very life has become an insoluble mystery without any clues, even before he becomes involved in a bank heist...

4. A BLIND MAN LEADS THE WAY: JEFF DANIELS IS THE LOOKOUT’S ROOM
No less a casting challenge was the role of Lewis, Chris’s blind, acid-tongued roommate and surrogate guardian, who teaches Chris to remember thing by telling the story backwards...

5. CHARACTER-FUELED VILLIANS: THE LOOKOUT’S BANK ROBBERS
To complete the main cast, Scott Frank set out in search of the gang of thieves who recruit Chris Pratt into their plan to steal from the bank. Once again, he had an unusual bill to fill...

6. STILLNESS AND ACTION: SHOOTING THE LOOKOUT
Infused with the stark rhythms and striking visuals of the American heartland, THE LOOKOUT was filmed entirely in Winnipeg, Canada – a dead ringer for the U.S. Midwest...

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Review: 'Lookout' Is Subtle, Suspenseful
San Francisco Chronicle, CA
 - March 26, 2007
"The Lookout" may look like just another bank heist caper, but it's actually a beautifully drawn character drama, and the rare film that manages to balance ...

On The Lookout
Canoe.ca, Canada
 -
March 26, 2007
The Lookout, opening in theatres March 30, is a modern-day noir about a disabled bank janitor (Gordon-Levitt) drawn into a violent heist in dead-of-winter ...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks The Lookout
MovieWeb
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March 26, 2007
In The Lookout, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a guy who, after a serious car accident, must rebuild his life from the ground up. Suffering from major brain ...

Isla Fisher Interview, The Lookout
MoviesOnline, Canada
 -
March 25, 2007
MoviesOnline talked to actress Isla Fisher recently about her new film, "The Lookout,” which marks Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Frank’s ("Out ...

From Alien Boy to Growing Star in the Indie Universe
New York Times, NY
 - Mar 24, 2007
Mr. Gordon-Levitt’s performance in “The Lookout,” which opens March 30, is the latest manifestation of his own original vision. It’s his portrayal of Chris ...

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