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Office Space (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  19 February 1999 (USA)
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Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

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Storyline

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 »

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Comedy

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

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19 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cubiculos de la oficina  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ESP 89,991,972 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

The traffic jam in the opening scene was filmed on W Braker Lane near the Pickle Research Center in Austin, Texas. See more »

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"Lose" is spelled "Loose" on the "Loose one Turn" square of the Jump to Conclusions mat. However, it's only a prototype, and a bad one at that. See more »

Quotes

Bob Slydell: You see, what we're actually trying to do here is, we're trying to get a feel for how people spend their day at work... so, if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Bob Slydell: Great.
Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door - that way Lumbergh can't see me, heh heh - and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour.
Bob Porter: Da-uh? Space out?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another ...
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A dose of middle America reality right there on the screen
21 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Falling Down meets Dilbert is the best way to describe this suburban tale of cubicle dwellers who are tired of getting screwed by "the man." While the story line is nothing spectacular, the dialog and acting keep this movie moving at a brisk pace. Ron Livingston, who was excellent in a supporting role in Swingers, plays an everyman who hates his life, job, and girlfriend but has no idea what to do about it. The supporting cast of co-workers are greatness representing just about every office sub-culture perfectly albeit to extremes. Jennifer Aniston completes the male fantasy aspect of having your cake and being able to eat it as well as serving as a conscience for the protagonist. Several scenes will have you rolling in the aisles. The Boyz in the Hood kill the copier scene is the funniest I have seen in a while.


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