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Waydowntown (2000)

R | | Comedy | 25 January 2002 (USA)
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A group of young employees bet a month's salary, winner takes all, on who can last the longest without going outside.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fab Filippo ...
Tom Bennett (as Fabrizio Filippo)
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Sandra West
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Curt Schwin
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Kathy
Tobias Godson ...
Randy
Jennifer Clement ...
Vicki Strayhorn
James McBurney ...
Phil
Derek Flores ...
Paul
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June
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Julian
Judith Buchan ...
Mrs. Drysdale
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Anise
Harris Hart ...
Mr. Mather
Nick Cleary ...
James
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Storyline

Four young office workers have a bet going to see who can last the longest without going outside. In the maze that is the downtown core of a large city, glass skywalks connect apartment buildings, office towers and shopping malls. Its day 28 of the bet and over the lunch hour, as the office prepares for the company founder's retirement party, things start to seriously unravel. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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A belváros mélyén  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,240 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$19,583 (USA) (31 May 2002)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

As the movie progresses, Tom Bennett's shirt and tie change colors. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, Tom and Ralph mention that they are on day 24 of their bet. When Tom gets to his desk, the next "cross off" on his calendar marks day 27. See more »

Quotes

Randy: I'm sick of five. It's a poor man's three.
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Featured in A Simple Curve (2005) See more »

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Downtown
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Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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If you've ever worked in a cubicle, you've got to see this film.
24 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm going to be honest. I saw Fab Filippo on Queer As Folk and wanted to check out some of his other work. Yeah, he's gorgeous, but that isn't the only thing I liked about this movie. It's so funny, and so well done that it has become one of my favorite indie films. If you've ever had to work in a cubicle and felt like a rat in a maze; if you've ever had co-workers you were sure would be starring in a hostage negotiation; If you've ever let someone continue to call you by the wrong name because it's just easier, WayDownTown is about YOU. The bet that these 4 co-workers have undertaken requires that they stay indoors for 24 days and counting. Their voluntary confinement combined with that all-too-familiar daily grind has resulted in a wicked sort of "mall buzz". Tom (played to absolute perfection by Filippo) carries the movie along with running narration that we hear as he tries to multi-task while stoned. He runs into an assortment of difficult people and to make matters worse, he's starting to hallucinate. The head trips he's pulled on the other 3 involved in the bet are taking full effect and we gradually watch them all come unglued in situations that are funny because of their familiarity. The movie does a great job of making one day run into the next, just like real life. What color is his tie? What color is her sweater? Wait wasn't he wearing a blue shirt? The colors in the movie are used to enhance the stifling artificiality of the office and the attached mall. You won't be able to resist trying to figure out who the Bradley in your office is...


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