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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.



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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  »

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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?


Chotchkie's is a take-off on the popular T.G.I. Friday's restaurant chain. The T.G.I. Friday's waiting staff wear striped shirts and suspenders adorned with buttons and name tags. The restaurants themselves are frequently decorated with assorted knick-knacks and memorabilia. A reference is made to T.G.I. Friday's when someone mentions "Thank God it's Friday" while at the restaurant. See more »


When Samir has his battle with the printer, arguing about its paper jam, he grabs at the sheet of paper stuck in it. When the camera viewpoint switches to a longer shot, when you see his arm next, he isn't holding the sheet of paper. The sheet of paper isn't seen again. See more »


Joanna: You know what, Stan, if you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like your pretty boy over there, Brian, why don't you just make the minimum 37 pieces of flair?
Stan, Chotchkie's Manager: Well, I thought I remembered you saying that you wanted to express yourself.
Joanna: Yeah. You know what, yeah, I do. I do want to express myself, okay. And I don't need 37 pieces of flair to do it.
[flips off Stan]
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Crazy Credits

Credits begin with outtakes featuring various actors from the movie. See more »


Referenced in American Dad!: Office Spaceman (2008) See more »


Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee
Written by Canibus (as Germaine Williams) and Salaam Remi (as S. Remi Gibbs)
Performed by Canibus with Biz Markie
Produced by Salaam Remi (as Salaam Remi Gibbs) for Dashiki Productions, Inc.
Contains portions of "Take This Job and Shove It" (1974), Written by David Allan Coe
Canibus performs courtesy of Universal Records, Inc.
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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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