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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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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 ...
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June
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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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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 »

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When Bradley staples messages to his chest, the padding under his shirt is visible. See more »

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Randy: I'm sick of five. It's a poor man's three.
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Downtown
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a triumph for canadian cinema!
1 October 2000 | by (edmonton, alberta) – 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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