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Waydowntown (2000)

R | | Comedy | 25 January 2002 (USA)
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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Tom Bennett (as Fabrizio Filippo)
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Sandra West
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Curt Schwin
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Kathy
Tobias Godson ...
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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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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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25 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,240, 27 January 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,583, 2 June 2002
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As the movie progresses, Tom Bennett's shirt and tie change colors. See more »

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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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Devil Doll
Written by Joe McCaffery
Performed by Straight
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a triumph for canadian cinema!
1 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

OK, I'm not from Calgary, but I headed down there for the film festival to check this one out. I spent an afternoon in Calgary's Plus 15 system being totally, utterly, lost. Then I saw the Alberta premiere of waydowntown. Finally a film from the prairies that doesn't involve hearts breaking in wintry farmhouses! Clever use of digital Beta, 35mm, and security cameras. Brilliant use of colour. Exceptionally well acted, fine deadpan performances from all. And most importantly, WELL WRITTEN. Smart, funny, unpretentious. Gary Burns rocks.


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