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?


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

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

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En compagnie des hommes  »

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$25,000 (estimated)

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


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

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Chad: No matter what happens after it - jumped over for promotions, wife runs off with some biochemist, who knows what... But we would always have this thing to fall back on. We could always say, "Yeah, fine, but they never got me like we got her."
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Neil Lebute's "In the Company of Men" is a film depicting emotional terror inflicted by two guys onto an innocent, deaf woman. One is sleazy, self-absorbed and mean-spirited, but charismatic and socially powerful and popular. The other is less than popular and tags along for his "therapeudic" plan to put a woman through romance-related stress to relieve them of their woman troubles. The result is a haunting, realistic wake-up call. From it's disorienting opener to a truly disturbing closing shot, "In the Company of Men" is a truly important motion picture.

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