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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 »
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Are all men bastards...or just misunderstood?
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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13 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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A portrait of the Alpha Male and how he got that way See more (195 total) »

Cast

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

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 M. Pierpoline .... associate producer (as Joyce Pierpoline)
 
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
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for language and emotional abuse
Runtime:
97 min
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Trivia:
Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies".See more »
Quotes:
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."See more »
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Referenced in My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)See more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A portrait of the Alpha Male and how he got that way, 23 February 1999
Author: Sean Gallagher (seankgallagher@yahoo.com) from Brooklyn, NY

This is a riveting movie, but also an unexpected one. I didn't see this until it came out on video, and I had heard a lot about it of course, but luckily I was in the dark on the twist LaBute throws in at the end. Most people got that this was a study of male-female relationships from a wildly off-kilter view, and that was powerfully done. But I think most people missed this is also about the workplace, specifically the Alpha Male in the workplace, and how he got that way. Is it any wonder that Chad and Howard decide to make a game of their seduction of Katherine when it's clear they've had to plan their whole careers as if they were competing in a game of some kind?

I think I agree with an interview I saw with LaBute where he said he thought Howard was actually the more despicable character, because Chad is only in it for the game, where Howard starts to take those feelings seriously. Nevertheless, Eckhart's performance makes Chad one of the most chilling characters I've ever seen in movies. Where a lot of movie villains "indicate" to let you know they're just acting (which does work when it's done right), Eckhart gives away nothing, so you never know what he's thinking, even if he tells you what he's thinking. I hope he goes on to bigger things.

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The 'girls like bad boys' argument..... gelijelly
Ladies, if u were her, would u give him another chance? heionk
Is Chad actually a misogynist? Peter-Eldred
What about you, girls? juliomontoya2000
Don't forget the woman is also deceiving (or thinks she is) peterrichard30
'We need scotch' transmentalist
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