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In the Company of Men -- Two angry executives compete for the same woman in a callous game of betrayal. Stars Aaron Eckhart,Stacy Edwards and Matt Malloy.
In the Company of Men -- 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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1 August 1997 (USA) See more »
Are all men bastards...or just misunderstood?
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Aaron Eckhart ... Chad

Stacy Edwards ... Christine

Matt Malloy ... Howard
Michael Martin ... Co-worker #1
Mark Rector ... John
Chris Hayes ... Co-worker #2
Jason Dixie ... Intern
Emily Cline ... Suzanne
Roxanne Butler ... Flight attendant
Tahirah Essix ... Traveler
Julia Henkel ... Traveler

Sara Pauley ... Traveler
Cheryl Russell ... Traveler
Jasen Savage ... Traveler / Bank patron
Lynette Smith ... Traveler
William Young ... Traveler
Tamara Reiter ... Traveler
Chan Aye ... Courtesy van driver
Nisa Janek ... Waitress
Bob Werling ... Bartender
James D. Agnew ... Office man
Thomas Airgood ... Office man
Jack S. Berg ... Office man
Patrick Garrett ... Office man
Kenneth Low ... Office man
Kent Ripley ... Office man
Richard Shaipline ... Office man
Kent Uhen ... Office man
Jeff Ummel ... Office man
Cate Jenkins ... Office woman
Lisa M. Moore ... Office woman
Mary Ann Wissman ... Office woman
Christie Saylor ... Office woman
Wendy Zablotney ... Office woman
Brandy Runyan ... Temp secretary
Angela Bolenbaugh ... Woman on copy line
Theresa Heredia ... Woman on copy line
Jeri Herrmann ... Woman on copy line
Mary Veverka ... Woman on copy line
James Veverka ... Man on copy line
Tony O'Dell ... Painter
Adam Simcoe ... Painter
David Kledzik ... Man lunching
Angie Reed ... Woman lunching
Christine Smith ... Woman lunching
Pete Smith ... Man lunching
Karen Wells ... Lunching woman
Ashley Caveda ... Zoo patron
James Caveda ... Zoo patron
Sheri Caveda ... Zoo patron
Rich Lee ... Zoo patron
Sam Lewis ... Zoo patron
Dan O'Shaughnessey ... Zoo patron / Bank patron
Brett Shuff ... Zoo patron
Adrienne Roberson ... Zoo patron
Michael C. Barnhouse ... Dining man
Laura L. Bartels ... Dining woman
Peter Springer ... Jeweler
Sarah Springer ... Jewelry patron
Sara Valentine ... Coffee house waitress
Carol Kohnen ... Coffee house patron
Carmella A. Leto ... Coffee house patron
Dominic J. Leto Sr. ... Coffee house patron
Rita A. Morrical ... Coffee house patron
Clark Valentine ... Coffee house patron
Paul E. Wilson Jr. ... Garage passerby
Ken Petruska ... Elevator man
Mike Thena ... Elevator man
Donna Bandor ... Bank teller
Patricia Colchin ... Bank teller
Carrie Wellman ... Bank teller
Barbara Whitacre ... Bank teller
Fred Coffee ... Bank manager
Tanya Alman ... Bank patron
Lisa Bartels ... Bank patron (as Lisa M. Bartels)
Cassandra Cox ... Bank patron
Megan Cox ... Bank patron
Manuel Dominguez ... Bank patron
Holly Goins ... Bank patron

Jesse D. Goins ... Bank patron (as Jesse Goins)
Kim Goins ... Bank patron
Angelique Hamlick ... Bank patron
Syndee Hamrick ... Bank patron
Michelle Hart ... Bank patron
Deb Howard ... Bank patron
Michael Kaufmann ... Bank patron
Hank Keifer ... Bank patron
Deb Morken ... Bank patron
Tom Needham ... Bank patron
Diane O'Shaughnessey ... Bank patron
Donald Pope ... Bank patron
Colby Prough ... Bank patron
Jamen Ratcliff ... Bank patron
Paul Rowe ... Bank patron
Greg Solon ... Bank patron
James Solon ... Bank patron
Mary Kay Solon ... Bank patron
Megan Solon ... Bank patron
Neal Solon ... Bank patron
Tim Solon ... Bank patron
Mike Tinsley ... Bank patron
Brice Urschel ... Bank patron
Sharon Urschel ... Bank patron
Paul Bay ... Extra
Brian Berghorn ... Extra
Ron Burgess ... Extra
Jason Burns ... Extra
Tina Carter ... Extra
Shawn E. Carter ... Extra
Lori M. Craft ... Extra
Ryan Craft ... Extra
Shawn Davis ... Extra
Trevor Edwards ... Extra
Don Gephart ... Extra
Roger Grigsby ... Extra
Adam Hinkle ... Extra
Tiffany Kostov ... Extra
Michael Janek ... Extra
Nicole Johnson ... Extra
Andrew K. Manes ... Extra
Sam Mitchell ... Extra
Janette Myers ... Extra
Shardesha Northington ... Extra
Howard Reed ... Extra
Ilene E. Roach ... Extra
Lindsay Roy ... Extra
Tammy Baxter-Smith ... Extra
Denise Snider ... Extra (as Denise Helberg Snider)
Patrick Veverka ... Extra
Chris Wretzak ... Extra
John Hartman ... Extra

Directed by
Neil LaBute  (as Neil Labute)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Neil LaBute  play
Neil LaBute  screenplay

Produced by
Mark Archer .... producer
Lisa Bartels .... line producer
Toby Gaff .... executive producer
Mark Hart .... executive producer
Matt Malloy .... executive producer
Stephen Pevner .... producer
Joyce Pierpoline .... associate producer
Original Music by
Karel Roessingh  (as Karel Roessingn)
Ken Williams 
Cinematography by
Tony Hettinger (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joel Plotch 
Production Design by
Julia Henkel 
Makeup Department
Joe Moyer .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denise Snider .... first assistant director
Patrick Veverka .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Guy Camara .... sound recordist
Lana Hunter .... foley artist
Susan Kelsey .... foley artist
Adam C. Marshall .... sound assistant (as Adam Marshall)
George Moskal .... foley artist
George Moskal .... sound designer
Tony Moskal .... foley editor
Tony Moskal .... sound designer
Tony Moskal .... sound mixer
Tony Moskal .... sound mixing engineer
Kirby Walker .... assistant sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Dominguez .... key grip
John Hartman .... grip
Amber Herrmann .... grip
Tiffany Kostov .... grip
Ngozi Rejane Rogers .... grip
Cheryl Russell .... grip (as Cheryl Russel)
Jason Savage .... still photographer
Jon 'J.T.' Thorn .... first assistant camera
Kristina Gore Trevail .... best girl
Laurent 'Thor' Weber .... gaffer
Paul E. Wilson Jr. .... second assistant camera (as Paul Wilson Jr.)
Jason Dixie .... grip (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Mark Archer .... consulting editor
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Tony Hettinger .... consulting editor (as Anthony Hettinger)
Marty Levenstein .... consulting editor
Michael E. Phillips .... negative database (as Michael Phillips)
Music Department
Tony Moskal .... music producer
Tony Moskal .... score mixer
Other crew
Donna L. Bascom .... production counsel
Johnathan Brouwer .... pre-production
Johnathan Brouwer .... researcher
Jason Dixie .... key production assistant
Lisa Gore .... creative consultant
Sara Kiser .... caterer
Joe Koenig .... production assistant
Stephen Mahan .... video conformist
Cheryl Russell .... production assistant (as Cheryl Russel)
Cheryl Russell .... runner
Angela Bolenbaugh .... special thanks
Ken Furnes .... special thanks
Ted Hope .... special thanks
Michael Montes .... special thanks
Mary Jane Skalski .... special thanks
Mike Thena .... special thanks
Abby Wolf-Weiss .... special thanks (as Abby Wolf)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language and emotional abuse
97 min
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Stacy Edwards (Christine) originally could not star because she was getting married at the time the movie was scheduled to start shooting. The producers pushed back the schedule to accommodate her.See more »
Chad:Let me give you a professional tip. The word is ASK.See more »


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26 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
An ambitious & troubling film, 2 May 2001
Author: Afracious from England

The film begins with two men in an airport lounge, both discussing how they recently broke-up with their girlfriends. The first man is named Chad (played by Aaron Eckhart). He is seemingly cordial to talk to but behind the smiling facade lies a loathsome, callous, spiteful fellow - one who is ruthless without showing any sign of remorse - in fact, he seems to derive great pleasure and pride from inflicting anguish on others, especially women. The other man is Howard (Mike Mallory), Chad's colleague at work and also a former member of the same college as Chad. Howard is a quieter chap, and seems to just go along with Chad's comments.

The two men have just arrived in a new town on a six week stay regarding their office work. Chad suggests that they date the same woman for the duration of the six week stay then dump her. Howard eventually agrees. The woman they pick is Christine (Stacy Edwards), a deaf woman who works in their office block. Chad thinks Christine is the perfect victim, with her being deaf, and mocks her distorted speech to Howard, and refers to her as a 'freak'. The two men start to date Christine, but problems start to arise when Howard bumps into them both in a restaurant. The film displays the start of each of the six weeks with a title and a burst of chaotic music. There are a few memorable scenes towards the conclusion of the film. The film focuses on the dog-eat-dog materialistic corporate world, and some of the envious and vindictive people that exist within it. I don't want to reveal any more, but I recommend you see this troubling film.

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The 'girls like bad boys' argument..... gelijelly
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Don't forget the woman is also deceiving (or thinks she is) peterrichard30
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