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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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25 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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

When Bradley staples messages to his chest, the padding under his shirt is visible. 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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Connections

References Spider-Man: Up from Nowhere (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Downtown
(French version)
Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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Why would you NOT watch this?
14 February 2002 | by (Berry Mills, New Brunswick) – See all my reviews

Every time I see this on TV, I can't stop watching. Tom is dillusional and keeps seeing a super hero and occasionally a couple of business men (who I think represent the 'super villains'). In order to get this you'll have to listen to what he says at the first of the movie. You may have to pay close attention to most of it, but it's worth it. The main thing is that the main characters can't go outside because of the bet, and they're all starting to freak out in their own way, while doing their own thing. It takes place during one noon-hour, and includes a very disgruntled employee and a very emotionally unstable flower deliverer. The editing is pretty weird, it reminds me of The Ninth Gate. This is probably due to the way it was filmed, but if it doesn't bother you then you'll enjoy this film. It has some drugs, occasional sex (sorry, no nude), and a lot of laughs. Definitely one of the best movies I've ever seen.


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