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Office Space -- Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

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Writers (WGA):
Mike Judge (Milton animated shorts)
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Release Date:
19 February 1999 (USA) See more »
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Work Sucks. See more »
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Three company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ron Livingston ... Peter Gibbons

Jennifer Aniston ... Joanna

David Herman ... Michael Bolton

Ajay Naidu ... Samir Nagheenanajar

Diedrich Bader ... Lawrence

Stephen Root ... Milton Waddams

Gary Cole ... Bill Lumbergh

Richard Riehle ... Tom Smykowski

Alexandra Wentworth ... Anne

Joe Bays ... Dom Portwood

John C. McGinley ... Bob Slydell

Paul Willson ... Bob Porter

Kinna McInroe ... Nina

Todd Duffey ... Brian - Chotchkie's Waiter

Greg Pitts ... Drew

Michael McShane ... Dr. Swanson (as Micheal McShane)
Linda Wakeman ... Laura Smykowski

Jennifer Jane Emerson ... Female Temp
Kyle Scott Jackson ... Rob Newhouse - Smykowski's Lawyer

Orlando Jones ... Steve - Magazine Salesman
Barbara George-Reiss ... Peggy - Lumbergh's Secretary
Tom Schuster ... Construction Foreman

Rupert Reyes ... Mexican Waiter (as Ruperto Reyes Jr.)
Jackie Belvin ... Swanson's Patient #1

Gabriel Folse ... Swanson's Patient #2
Jesse De Luna ... Cop at Fire

Mike Judge ... Stan - Chotchkie's Manager (as William King)
Justin Possenti ... Spectator

Jack Betts ... Judge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charissa Allen ... Jogger (uncredited)
Bob Crain ... Sleepy Office Worker (uncredited)
Natalie Denning ... Initech Employee (uncredited)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Initech Employee (uncredited)
Mark Kubiak ... Initech Employee (uncredited)

K. Todd Lytle ... Rush Hour Driver (uncredited)
David Sharp ... Rush Hour Driver (uncredited)
Fabian Watkins ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Heath Young ... Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Judge 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mike Judge (Milton animated shorts)

Mike Judge (screenplay)

Produced by
Daniel Rappaport .... producer
Guy Riedel .... executive producer
Michael Rotenberg .... producer
Mike Judge .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Rennie 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
Edward T. McAvoy  (as Edward McAvoy)
 
Art Direction by
Adele Plauche 
 
Set Decoration by
Carla Curry 
 
Costume Design by
Melinda Eshelman 
 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... key makeup artist
Bonnie Clevering .... key hair stylist
Melissa Forney .... additional hair stylist
Kalen Hoyle .... additional makeup artist
Julie Janes-Love .... assistant hair stylist (as Julie Janes)
Shelley Tanner .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Udi Nedivi .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christina Fong .... second assistant director
Phil Hardage .... second second assistant director (as Philip Hardage)
Rip Murray .... first assistant director (as James W. 'Rip' Murray Jr.)
 
Art Department
Michael Bayer .... set dresser
Kevin Berve .... additional props
Randy Bilski .... propmaker
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard illustrator
John V. Burson .... construction coordinator
Tom Christopher .... lead man
Brian Cross .... propmaker
April Crump .... set dresser (as April L. Crump)
Marc Dabrusin .... set dresser
Travis Dean .... propmaker
Bill Dunagin .... propmaker
Stanford Gilbert .... property master (as Stanford S. Gilbert)
Austin Gorg .... graphic artist
Donald Gross .... property maker (as Don Gross)
Kelley A. Hankins .... painter
Joseph Hendrix .... greensman
Joseph D. Hendrix .... propmaker
Roy G. Huth .... set dresser
Thomas V. Johnson .... painter (as Thomas Johnson)
Melinda Pharr .... buyer
DeLayne Rasmussen .... construction accountant (as Delayne Barnett)
Virle S. Reid .... additional props
Jerry Riddles .... propmaker
Felix Rosales III .... laborer
E. Colleen Saro .... on-set dresser
Steve Sawhill .... set dresser
Charles Seale .... laborer
Coridon Steele .... construction foreman
Paul Steele .... laborer
Ric Trzeciak .... assistant property master
Ronnie White .... shop foreman
Phillip Williams .... labor foreman
Jeri Woodward .... paint foreman (as Jeri Lowe)
Randal Woodward .... lead scenic
Terri Wright .... buyer (as Terri L. Wright)
Bob 'Boom Boom' Zaborski .... propmaker
 
Sound Department
Michael Axinn .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Barrick .... sound re-recordist (as Christopher 'Bear' Barrick)
Chris Barron .... digital audio transferer
Karen Brocco .... supervising assistant sound editor (as Karen A. Brocco)
Stacy Brownrigg .... sound mixer (as Stacy F. Brownrigg)
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Stan Ginsel .... sound transferer
Jonathan Greber .... transfer supervisor
Bruce Lacey .... adr editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley recordist
Tom Myers .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Null .... dialogue editor
Larry Oatfield .... sound effects editor (as E. Larry Oatfield)
Brandon Proctor .... machine room operator
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Steve Romanko .... machine room operator
Ronald G. Roumas .... machine room supervisor
Brooke Satrazemis .... cable person
Larry Schalit .... adr editor
Jurgen Scharpf .... sound mix technician
Dee Selby .... digital audio transferer
Michael Semanick .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Shoup .... supervising sound editor
David A. Smith .... boom operator (as David Allen Smith)
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Joan Malloch .... digital audio transferer (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Calvert .... special effects (as Bob Calvert)
Steve Dearth .... special effects
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects coordinator (as Paul Lombardi)
Rick Peterson .... special effects
Shane Scott .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video effects supervisor: E=mc² Inc. (as Bob Morgenroth)
Paul Le Blanc .... CGI supervisor (uncredited)
Reid Paul .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rob King .... stunt coordinator
Eric Norris .... stunts
Don Pike .... stunts
Gary Pike .... stunts (as Gary T. Pike)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Andrus .... company grip
Marc Andrus .... key grip
Abby Antweil .... electrician
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Jose F. Cruz .... electrician
Debra Dotts-Sladek .... second assistant camera (as Debra Dotts Sladek)
Paul V. Ferrazzi .... first assistant camera (as Paul 'Cancun' Ferrazzi)
Bob Field .... gaffer
Kory Funk .... electrician
Robert Hicks .... company grip (as Rob Hicks)
Emily Pedraza Hudson .... camera loader
Key Kolb .... best boy grip (as Key Kolb III)
James 'Buz' Maloy .... company grip (as Buz Maloy)
Mark Mims .... electrician
Richard Nance .... company grip
Charles Papert .... camera operator
Gabe Proctor .... video assist operator
Van Redin .... still photographer
Wally Rowell .... electrician
Troy Sneed .... electrician
Jason B. Thorpe .... company grip
Tim Travis .... electrician
Troy Webb .... best boy electric (as Troy D. Webb)
Sean Wright .... company grip (as Sean R. Wright)
 
Casting Department
Laura C. Auldridge .... casting assistant: Texas
Jo Edna Boldin .... casting: Texas
Kira Burns .... extras casting assistant
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr casting
Hillary Sachs .... casting associate
Beth Sepko .... extras casting
Elana Wakeman .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alix Friedberg .... assistant costume designer
Kimmie Furlong .... set costumer
Lee Hunsaker .... set costumer
Janice Janacek .... costume supervisor
David W. King .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kimberly Adams .... apprentice editor (as Kim Jorgensen)
Damon Botsford .... post-production assistant
Aaron Brock .... apprentice editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Cherie King .... assistant editor
Eric A. Lewy .... first assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Myra A. Minchew .... editorial intern
Warren Paeff .... associate editor
Elizabeth Peters .... assistant editor: avid
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Kurt Leitner .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Heidi Arnold .... assistant music editor
Allen Dameron .... conductor: orchestra
Simon James .... orchestra contractor
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Micha Liberman .... score coordinator
Micha Liberman .... score recordist
Gabriel Mann .... featured vocalist (as Gabe Rutman)
Robert Puff .... music preparation
Reed Ruddy .... score recordist
Abby Treloggen .... music editor
Rick Winquest .... score mixer
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Greg Faucett .... transportation captain
James Lowder .... transportation coordinator (as James R. Lowder)
Ricky Damazio .... driver (uncredited)
Patrick A. Reynolds Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Russell E. Scott .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rob Anderson .... assistant: Mr. Rotenberg
Jeff Bilger .... key set production assistant
Sarah Nean Bruce .... production consultant: Dallas (as Sarah N. Bruce.Craft)
Christina Campbell .... accounting assistant
Anne Carr .... medic (as Anne Catherine Carr)
Michael Cearley .... set production assistant
Jan Clark .... production accountant
Megan Bobeda Curry .... assistant location manager: Dallas
Kim Davis .... location manager: Dallas
Shanti Delsarte .... assistant production coordinator
Ellie Dendahl .... assistant location manager
Matt Dunstone .... key office production assistant
Steve Eckelman .... set production assistant
Fred Gabrielli .... catering: Gala Catering Inc.
Yvonne M. Gabrielli .... craft service (as Yvonne Gabrielli)
Denise Jackson .... location manager: Key West
Jessica Jarrell .... assistant: Mr. Judge
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist (as Michael E. Klastorin)
Sarah Lum .... assistant: Mr. Rappaport
Christine Marino .... assistant: Mr. Riedel
Nicki McCain .... first assistant accountant
Kate McCarley .... location manager
Marcel Meyer .... location assistant
Rob Nelson .... video/computer operator
Michael 'Mox' Pappas .... craft service (as Michael Pappas)
Andrew S. Payer .... set production assistant
Kyle Peake .... set production assistant (as Kyle Peak)
Mark Quinn .... catering: Gala Catering Inc.
M.K. Shaw .... payroll accountant
K.D. Smith .... production coordinator
Cheryl Starbuck .... script supervisor
Carmen Thomson .... medic
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Katie Tull .... set production assistant
Christian von Burkleo .... video services (as Christian Von Burkleo)
Leigh A. Wilbourn .... assistant production coordinator
Stephanie S. Woodyard .... production secretary
Joe Cappelletti .... additional voices (uncredited)
Darryl Chan .... gym trainer: Ron Livingston (uncredited)
Janice Clark .... production accountant (uncredited)
Maureen 'Mo' Crutchfield .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
David Eck .... production coordinator: Los Angeles re-shoots (uncredited)
Currie Person .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Joshua J. Smith .... production assistant (uncredited)
Miker Stovall .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cubiculos de la oficina" - USA (Spanish title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and brief sexuality (Approved No. 36485)
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Norway:7 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:15 | USA:R (Approved No. 36485) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
At the party for Tom (Richard Riehle), Drew (Greg Pitts) tells Peter (Ron Livingston) about all of the men that have slept with Peter's girlfriend Joanna (Jennifer Aniston). Among those he mentions is David Rennie, the film's editor.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Peter Gibbons:[Explaining the plan] Alright so when the sub routine compounds the interest is uses all these extra decimal places that just get rounded off. So we simplified the whole thing, we rounded them all down, drop the remainder into an account we opened.
Joanna:[Confused] So you're stealing?
Peter Gibbons:Ah no, you don't understand. It's very complicated. It's uh it's aggregate, so I'm talking about fractions of a penny here. And over time they add up to a lot.
Joanna:Oh okay. So you're gonna be making a lot of money, right?
Peter Gibbons:Yeah.
Joanna:Right. It's not yours?
Peter Gibbons:Well it becomes ours.
Joanna:How is that not stealing?
Peter Gibbons:[pauses] I don't think I'm explaining this very well.
Joanna:Okay.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Green RoomSee more »

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162 out of 189 people found the following review useful.
As is sure to be the saying by now, anyone who has ever worked in an office should get a pretty good kick out of this one., 2 April 2001
Author: Michael DeZubiria (wppispam2013@gmail.com) from Luoyang, China

Every aggravating thing about working in an office, from the traffic on the way to work to that damn copier, is in this movie, and dealt with in ways that we've all wanted to, at some point or another. Well, except for the traffic, of course. The traffic remains undefeated. Besides telling a highly amusing story about office workers who are just fed up with it all, Office Space is full of other little comments on society, such as the way the film points out the sheer goofiness of geeky white guys who listen to hardcore rap music. The film presents a heavily exaggerated version of the typical office, but underneath that exaggeration, the depiction is very accurate. You have the fairly timid but passive aggressive superior, Bill Lumbergh, portrayed hilariously by Gary Cole, the repressive office cubicles, the mumbly guy that kind of weirds everyone out, and of course, the disillusioned office employee who just doesn't care anymore.

Ron Livingston fulfills this last role very well, being very open about his dislike of his job and his intentions to do as little as possible for as long as he still gets paid, but it is the weird guy that really gets laughs consistently, whose name, in this case, is Milton. This guy's hilarious situation involves having been laid off years before without knowing because no one told him, because he still receives a paycheck due to a glitch in the payroll system, and whose primary concerns seem to be the location of his cubicle, his red stapler, and the fact that last year, he didn't receive a piece of cake at the office party. The way that this guy's situation gets consistently worse and the way that he is pushed further and further toward the edge of sanity is one of the funniest things about this movie. And we can't forget the Indian guy, Samir, whose grammatically flawed exclamations also provide for an endless source of comedic entertainment.

Jennifer Aniston plays a small role as Peter Gibbons' (Livingston) love interest, as well as that of a waitress who is also sick and tired of the ridiculousness of her job (such as a specified minimum of pieces of `flair' that employees must wear to work). Ron's home life is another thing that is parodied in this high quality comedy, as the shortcomings of living in an average apartment are clearly and side-splittingly portrayed. Clearly, the office scenes are by far the funniest of the film, and the eventual criminal plot to embezzle a huge sum of money from the company and take up a lifestyle of not really doing anything, despite the fact that it is also very well done, can be largely overlooked because of the sheer hilarity of the rest of the film. This is excellent stuff from the famous creator of the endlessly amusing Beavis & Butt-Head who, with Office Space, has further proved that he is just the type of guy who knows what's funny.

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