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Office Space (1999)

Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

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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)  »

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Cubiculos de la oficina  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,231,727 (USA) (21 February 1999)

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$10,824,921 (USA) (9 May 1999)
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Orlando Jones based his character on his niece. According to Jones, his little niece would sell Girl Scouts cookies door-to-door with a poor attitude. See more »

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When Peter goes to Joanna's new place of work she comes out wearing her red work shirt. In one shot (from behind Peter), Joanna is suddenly wearing a denim jacket instead of the red shirt. See more »

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Nina: Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. *JUST* a moment.
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At the very end of the credits, it states "This movie was cut entirely on a computer." See more »

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"Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta"
12 February 2004 | by (Lindenhurst, IL) – See all my reviews

You'll be wearing' your "Oh Face" after viewing OFFICE SPACE.

This one goes out to everybody who dies a daily death in a "cube", and I think you all know who your are. You can't wait to get out at lunch, head over to some assembly-line crap-food franchise like "Chotchkie's" for some extreme fajitas, and try to make it back in time before the Bill Lumberghs of the house bust your chops for taking too long of a lunch. MMMM-KAAAYYYY! This movie even made "gangsta' rap" listenable, which I thought would never be possible.

Best Scene: Peter dreaming an oiled-up Lumbergh having sex with Joanna, and pausing for a quick gulp from his coffee mug.

Mr. Judge (and 20th Century Fox), I'm still holding my red stapler here, hoping in vain that you'll finally release this on a special edition DVD. Please include the 1991 short on it as well, WHEN you do.

This is the funniest movie of the last ten years, but of course, it failed commercially, and Mike Judge will probably never do another live action film because of that. So thank you America for supporting crap like THE HAUNTING, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, and WILD, WILD WEST back in '99, and letting OS die at the box office.


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