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Office Space (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  19 February 1999 (USA)
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Three company workers who hate their jobs and 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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A comedy from Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butt-head" and co-creator "King of the Hill". 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

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 »

Goofs

The make and model of Peter's monitor changes between scenes. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: I dunno, it just seems wrong.
Peter Gibbons: It's NOT wrong. INITECH is wrong. INITECH is an evil corporation, all right? Chochkies is wrong. Doesn't it bother you that you have to get up in the morning and you have to put on a bunch of pieces of flair?
Joanna: Yeah, but I'm not about to go in and start taking money from the register.
Peter Gibbons: Well, maybe you should. You know, the Nazis had pieces of flair that they made the Jews wear.
Joanna: What?
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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 »

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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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