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Schizopolis (1996)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery  |  9 April 1997 (USA)
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Fletcher Munson, the lethargic employee of a pseudo-religious self help company, and his doppelganger, the friendly but dull dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek.

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Uncredited cast:
Scott Allen ...
Right Hand Man (uncredited)
Betsy Brantley ...
Mrs. Munson / Attractive Woman #2 (uncredited)
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Corporate Mole (uncredited)
Silas Cooper ...
The Mysterious Couple (uncredited)
C.C. Courtney ...
Man Being Interviewed (uncredited)
Sonny Cranch ...
Pastor (uncredited)
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Secretary (uncredited)
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Photo Store Customer (uncredited)
Andre Dubroc ...
Corporate Drone (uncredited)
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Mrs. Schwitters (uncredited)
John Hardy ...
Talkshow Host (uncredited)
Coleman Hough ...
(uncredited)
Lori Jefferson ...
Dental Patient (uncredited)
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Nameless Numberhead Man (uncredited)
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Elmo Oxygen (uncredited)
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Storyline

Fletcher Munson is a lethargic, passive worker for a Scientology-like self-help corporation called Eventualism. After the death of a colleague, he is promoted to the job of writing speeches for T. Azimuth Schwitters, the founder and head of the group. He uses this as an excuse to be emotionally and romantically distant from his wife, who, he discovers, is having an affair with his doppelganger, a dentist named Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. As Munson fumbles with the speech and Korchek becomes obsessed with a new patient, a psychotic exterminator named Elmo Oxygen goes around the town seducing lonely wives and taking photographs of his genitals. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Release Date:

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The character being laid to rest at the funeral is named Lester Richards. This is a nod from Steven Soderbergh to Richard Lester, one of the main influences on the film. See more »

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The word "circumcised" is misspelled on Elmo's truck. See more »

Quotes

Right Hand Man: Munson!
Fletcher Munson: [Runs into office]
Right Hand Man: I don't need to tell you how critical this is. Hometown. Pay-per-view. The eyes of the media. Here's what I need. It should be lengthy enough to... seem substantial... yet concise enough to feel breezy. It should be serious... but with a slight wink. It should lay out a new course of action... but one that can change direction at any moment. If you must mention facts and figures, don't do so directly.
Right Hand Man: I don't need to tell you how critical this is. Hometown. ...
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The closing credits for "Schizopolis," which do not include any cast or crew names, appear to occupy one single frame of film. See more »

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Entertaining and thought provoking comedy.
7 January 2007 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film I was entertained and mildly confused by what I had just witnessed, it primarily represents a satiric look at modern life Pre Office Space, but saying just that does not do the picture justice. The combination of surrealism, satire and general creativity make this film worth while and most importantly worthy of multiple viewings. At times it feels as though it is being weird for the sake of weird but remains to peak curiosity. Some very funny situations and lines. Not for everyone, but for those looking for something different and willing to keep an open mind this is an excellent, original film. If you want loud bangs and shiny things, watch Soderberghs other films like Ocean 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 etc.


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