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Office Space (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  19 February 1999 (USA)
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Three company workers who hate their jobs 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Release Date:

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

Mike Judge has quoted "It seems like every city now has these identical office parks with identical adjoining chain restaurants." The specific adjoining restaurants in the movie, Chotchkie's, Chili's and Flingers were directly inspired by the three restaurants that used to be at the corner of O'Connor Blvd and Hwy 114 in Irving, TX: Bennigans, Chili's and Frijoles (all closed in 2007). This intersection is in the dead center of the Las Colinas business complex and is the epitome of Corporate America. See more »

Goofs

When Lumbergh is talking to Milton in the basement, after eating his cake, he picks up his coffee cup with his right hand. When he turns to talk to Dom, his coffee cup is in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Samir: No one in this country can ever pronounce my name right. It's not that hard: Na-ghee-na-na-jar. Nagheenanajar.
Michael Bolton: Yeah, well, at least your name isn't Michael Bolton.
Samir: You know, there's nothing wrong with that name.
Michael Bolton: There *was* nothing wrong with it... until I was about twelve years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys.
Samir: Hmm... well, why don't you just go by Mike instead of Michael?
Michael Bolton: No way! Why should I change? He's the one who sucks.
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30 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must admit,I did not think much of Office Space when I first saw it in the theater,but I've seen it several times since,and I have got to say it has grown on me quite a lot.This is an appropriate tribute to people like me everywhere who hate their jobs.I am not a big fan of rap music,but the rap score somehow makes the film even more appealing.The plot is hilarious,the characters are hysterical,and it's just a fun movie.If you hate your job want to feel at least a little better about it,this film is for you.


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