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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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A comedy from Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butt-head" and co-creator "King of the Hill". See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,231,727, 21 February 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,824,921, 9 May 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,800,000, 31 December 1999
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The movie's incredible 2000 success on home video (where it not only made much more money than it had in its theatrical release, and earned enough to make the film a nice profit, but outperformed higher-earnings films also released by 20th Century Fox) came as such a surprise, that the studio wasn't initially aware of it. The then-head of Fox's home-release division was told of this phenomenon while doing an interview about it with Entertainment Weekly, and did not have specific dollar receipts. He then looked them up on the Internet, and was so shocked that he told the magazine "that's really amazing, it's incredible." See more »

Goofs

When Peter disassembles the doorknob to his office, a mark can clearly be seen on the floor when he stops next to the ladder. See more »

Quotes

Stan, Chotchkie's Manager: We need to talk about your flair.
Joanna: Really? I... I have fifteen pieces on. I, also...
Stan, Chotchkie's Manager: Well, okay. Fifteen is the minimum, okay?
Joanna: Okay.
Stan, Chotchkie's Manager: Now, you know it's up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Or... well, like Brian, for example, has thirty seven pieces of flair, okay. And a terrific smile.
Joanna: Okay. So you... you want me to wear more?
Stan, Chotchkie's Manager: Look. Joanna.
Joanna: Yeah.
Stan, Chotchkie's Manager: People can get a cheeseburger anywhere, okay? They come to Chotchkie's for the atmosphere and the attitude. Okay? That's ...
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Soundtracks

Get Dis Money
Written by James 'Jay Dee' Yancey (as J. Yancey), R.L. Altman (as RL Altman III) and Titus Glover (as T. Glover)
Performed by Slum Village
Contains portions of "Come Running to Me" (1977)
Written by Herbie Hancock and Allee Willis (as A. Willis)
Performed by Herbie Hancock, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc
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Um yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and sort of rate this one a 9
9 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you work in a cube, and love satire, this is your movie! Those who would slam it probably do not get it and that's fine but those of us who do will see it multiple times. This movie does for office workers what "This Is Spinal Tap" did for musicians. That means it may not be a movie for everyone but for those chosen ones, it means getting together with friends a couple of times a year to enjoy a classic and quote it constantly on those other 363 days when they're not watching it! If you are a cube dweller, then I need you to go ahead and check out this movie, uh that would be great. I too rated it a 9 because of the gangster-rap soundtrack. Save for that, I would've gone ahead and rated it a 10.


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