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Office Space (1999)

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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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2 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian - Chotchkie's Waiter


In the Initech office, the insecure Peter Gibbons hates his job and the abusive Division VP Bill Lumbergh that has just hired two consultants to downsize the company. His best friends are the software engineers Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar that also hate Initech, and his next door neighbor Lawrence. His girlfriend Anne is cheating on him but she convinces Peter to visit the hypnotherapist Dr. Swanson. Peter tells how miserable his life is and Dr. Swanson hypnotizes him and he goes into a state of ecstasy. However, Dr. Swanson dies immediately after giving the hypnotic suggestion to Peter. He dates the waitress Joanna and changes his attitude in the company, being promoted by the consultants. When he discovers that Michael and Samir will be fired, they decide to plant a virus in the account system to embezzle fraction of cents in each financial operation into Peter's account. However Michael commits a mistake in the software and instead of decimals, they steal a large amount.... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Work Sucks. See more »



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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$10,824,921 (USA) (7 May 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The iconic red stapler coveted by Milton was created for the film by the prop department. They needed a bright enough color to be seen on film and chose red. After the film was released, Swingline began to receive requests from customers for red staplers. Having stopped offering red a number of years before, they made the decision to start offering the color once more. See more »


When Samir, Peter, and Mike beat on the fax machine, the top of it is thrown off. When the shot changes to Peter and Samir pulling Mike off and back again, the machine's top is back on. See more »


Peter Gibbons: You're gonna lay off Samir and Michael?
Bob Slydell: Oh yeah, we're gonna bring in some entry-level graduates, farm some work out to Singapore, that's the usual deal.
Bob Porter: Standard operating procedure.
Peter Gibbons: Do they know this yet?
Bob Slydell: No. No, of course not. We find it's always better to fire people on a Friday. Studies have statistically shown that there's less chance of an incident if you do it at the end of the week.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, it states "This movie was cut entirely on a computer." See more »


References Speed Racer (1967) See more »


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Performed by Ice Cube
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Written by Marvin Pierce, Gregory A. Webster, Norman B. Napier, Ralph Middlebrooks,
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Courtesy of Priority Records
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User Reviews

Best Movie I've Ever Seen
11 July 2004 | by (Phoenix, AZ, USA) – See all my reviews

Incredibly true-to-life story about life at work. Anyone who's ever worked in a large office will find at least one thing, probably more, that they can relate to.

Look at the characters: From the receptionist with the annoying high-pitched voice, to the clueless management, to the soft-spoken guy with no backbone (or so you think), this looks more like a documentary than fiction.

The daily situations of the office environment, including paper jams in the printer, static electricity, and slow computers, are hilarious for some reason when they happen to the people in the movie.

Throw in some great acting, a good story, and the humor of Mike Judge, and you'll find one of the best movies ever made, hilarious from start to finish.

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