Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
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
There was a scene cut from the film which showed Lumbergh reacting angrily to his Porsche getting towed. Gary Cole said he was glad the scene was taken out because he felt the Lumbergh character needed to remain at the same emotional state at all times. See more »
When Michael and Samir are talking about conjugal visits with Rob Newhouse in the backyard, the hand in which Samir is holding his drink changes between shots. See more »
You think the pet rock was a really great idea?
Sure it was. The guy made a million dollars. You know, I had an idea like that once. A long time ago.
Really, what was it, Tom?
Well, all right. It was a "Jump to Conclusions" mat. You see, it would be this mat that you would put on the floor, and it would have different conclusions written on it that you could jump to.
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Credits begin with outtakes featuring various actors from the movie. 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. See more »
Um yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and sort of rate this one a 9
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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