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Schizopolis (1996)

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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 ...
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Lori Jefferson ...
Dental Patient (uncredited)
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Nameless Numberhead Man (uncredited)
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Elmo Oxygen (uncredited)
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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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$250,000 (estimated)
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Was released without beginning or end credits, except for a single frame of copyright information at the end of the film. See more »

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

Quotes

Mrs. Munson: Y'know, there was a time... there was a time when I felt like an old rag with a stain you couldn't get out, and you... you were like a piece of rotting fruit on a window sill. And it was great.
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30 December 2000 | by (Lexington, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Stream-of-consciousness conception, sharp writing and creative technique. There's plenty here to amuse any smart audience, but the parts add up to an (intentionally) oblique whole. The film is so playful and irrespective of convention, it's as if Soderbergh threw up his hands and said 'Screw it, I can't make the movies they want me to." Take it with his work since and you've got the most supple, witty and consistent filmmaker working in the U.S. today.

There's lots to analyze, and myriad connections to be made. But don't try to make too much sense of it... let it take you, and enjoy.


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