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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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Cast

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:

9 April 1997 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Fletcher Munson: [wife snuggles up amorously] Ooh! *Really* well-rehearsed speech about workload and stress.
[pause]
Fletcher Munson: Genuine sorrow. Um... truthful-sounding promises of future satisfaction? Enticement to agree?
Mrs. Munson: [pause] Accepted.
Fletcher Munson: Gratitude.
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No fish were harmed during the making of this film. See more »

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Its hilarity is absolute!
27 March 2001 | by (Indiana, United States) – See all my reviews

Soderbergh apparently worked on this movie with a video camera and several friends. The movie was an effort on Soderbergh's part to return to the most basic elements of film making, without the big budget, big lights, and big names. He succeeded ten times over. I've seen the movie many, many times and it only gets better. Its humor is at times subtle and at others out-right raucous. Each time through you'll be certain to notice something new and amusing that you'd missed before. Fantastic!


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