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Waydowntown (2000)

 -  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 overview, first billed only:
Fab Filippo ...
Tom Bennett (as Fabrizio Filippo)
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Marya Delver ...
Sandra West
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Curt Schwin
Tammy Isbell ...
Kathy
Tobias Godson ...
Randy
Jennifer Clement ...
Vicki Strayhorn
James McBurney ...
Phil
Derek Flores ...
Paul
Xantha Radley ...
June
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Julian
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Mrs. Drysdale
Michelle Beaudoin ...
Anise
Harris Hart ...
Mr. Mather
Nick Cleary ...
James
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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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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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The Radio Station CJAY 92 that plays "Start A Rumor Day" throughout the film is a real rock station in Calgary, and those are the stations actual DJs talking, and the phone number that is mentioned (249-CJ92) is the station's phone number. 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

[Tom is on the phone speaking to who he believes is Curt, but he's really speaking to Brad]
Tom Bennett: Listen, Curt, I'm not saying competition is a bad thing, OK. I mean, certainly it's got its good points. I mean you don't want to turn out like 'Sadly I'm Bradley' or anything.
Brad: Sadly, I'm Bradley.
Tom Bennett: Yeah, it's pretty funny, huh?
Brad: Sadly, I *am* Bradley.
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References Spider-Man: Up from Nowhere (1970) See more »

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Downtown
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Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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similar to Office Space, but a little darker
16 November 2004 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

One of my top 20 movies for sure.

The characters are what make this movie. And the touch or surrealism. The premise is that four coworkers make a bet that whoever is the last to remain inside wins a month's salary. Until then they live their entire lives inside this bubble.

One of my favorite props is that even the smokers can live their entire existence indoors; they smoke in these little tubes inside the building.

Some of the characters are a kleptomaniac boss, a suicidal cubicle slave, a directionless young office worker, and the initiator of the bet, who had succeeded living indoors for something like a year.


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