In the Company of Men (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 August 1997 (USA)
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Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Martin ...
Co-worker #1
Mark Rector ...
Chris Hayes ...
Co-worker #2
Jason Dixie ...
Emily Cline ...
Roxanne Butler ...
Flight attendant
Tahirah Essix ...
Julia Henkel ...
Cheryl Russell ...
Jasen Savage ...
Traveler / Bank patron
Lynette Smith ...


Two junior executives on a six week business trip, both of whom have been recently hurt by women, devise a horrible plan to get even with women for their past hurts: They intend to find, romance, and then dump a vulnerable woman. They choose Cristine, and for a while all goes according to plan. However, it soon becomes clear that things are not as simple as they think. Written by <>

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Are all men bastards...or just misunderstood?


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and emotional abuse | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En compagnie des hommes  »

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$25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$100,006 (USA) (1 August 1997)


$2,856,622 (USA) (10 October 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies". See more »


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References The Elephant Man (1980) See more »

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One of my Favourites
23 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a totally unexpected find, a movie that you know nothing about when you sit down to watch it, yet totally engrosses you and blows you away. While the plot involves the seduction of a vulnerable female by two co-workers, the sub-plot is a dark look at the corporate world with an ending that will hit you in the gut. In the Company of Men should be watched by men, only with other men, and not with their significant female others. One of my favourites. Highly recommended for those who like dark comedies.

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