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Office Space (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  19 February 1999 (USA)
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Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.



(Milton animated shorts), (screenplay)
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Brian - Chotchkie's Waiter


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cubiculos de la oficina  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,231,727 (USA) (19 February 1999)


ESP 89,991,972 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Um yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and sort of rate this one a 9
9 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you work in a cube, and love satire, this is your movie! Those who would slam it probably do not get it and that's fine but those of us who do will see it multiple times. This movie does for office workers what "This Is Spinal Tap" did for musicians. That means it may not be a movie for everyone but for those chosen ones, it means getting together with friends a couple of times a year to enjoy a classic and quote it constantly on those other 363 days when they're not watching it! If you are a cube dweller, then I need you to go ahead and check out this movie, uh that would be great. I too rated it a 9 because of the gangster-rap soundtrack. Save for that, I would've gone ahead and rated it a 10.

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