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Waydowntown -- 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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A group of young employees bet a month's salary, winner takes all, on who can last the longest without going outside. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Fab Filippo ... Tom Bennett (as Fabrizio Filippo)

Don McKellar ... Brad
Marya Delver ... Sandra West

Gordon Currie ... Curt Schwin

Tammy Isbell ... Kathy
Tobias Godson ... Randy
Jennifer Clement ... Vicki Strayhorn
James McBurney ... Phil
Derek Flores ... Paul
Xantha Radley ... June

Dan Willmott ... Julian
Judith Buchan ... Mrs. Drysdale
Michelle Beaudoin ... Anise
Harris Hart ... Mr. Mather
Nick Cleary ... James
Brian Stollery ... David
John Markey ... Pizza Guy
Mike Eberly ... Superhero
Jack Rich ... Secretary
Donna Brunsdale ... Magazine Store Clerk
Robert Manitopyes ... Falling Man

James Wilson ... Colliding Businessman
Bob Steele ... Radio DJ (voice)
Lisa Player ... Radio DJ (voice)
Joe Sports ... Radio DJ (voice)
Sue Deyell ... Radio DJ (voice)
Dave Wicks ... Radio DJ (voice) (as Wicksie)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tara Howie ... Smoker (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Burns 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gary Burns 
James Martin 
Patrick McLaughlin  additional writer

Produced by
George Baptist .... associate producer
Gary Burns .... producer
Bryan Gliserman .... executive producer
Sharon McGowan .... consulting producer
Marguerite Pigott .... executive producer
Shirley Vercruysse .... producer
Original Music by
John Abram 
Cinematography by
Patrick McLaughlin 
Film Editing by
Mark Lemmon 
Casting by
Corinne Clark 
Wendy O'Brien 
Production Design by
Donna Brunsdale 
Art Direction by
Donna Brunsdale 
Costume Design by
Devora Brown 
Tara Kozak 
Makeup Department
Shae Barry .... makeup artist
Doug Wallace .... hair stylist
Production Management
Darin Wilson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derrick Bauman .... second assistant director
Cameron Labine .... third assistant director
Matthew Sinclair .... first assistant director (as Matt Sinclair)
Art Department
Robyn Burns McCabe .... painter
Alan Burns .... painter
Christopher Giesbrecht .... assistant art director
Kevin Jones .... property master
Sound Department
Amanda Aronczyk .... digital audio editor
Per Asplund .... sound mixer
Garrell Clark .... boom operator (as Gerald Clarke)
Wayne Deering .... digital audio editor
Pablo Mochcovsky .... digital audio editor
Rob Rapley .... sound mixing engineer
Brian Richards .... digital audio editor
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Finstad .... epk videographer
Jamie Finstad .... second assistant camera
Larry Geiger .... key grip (as Larry R. Geiger)
Darrell Lecorre .... still photographer
Damon Moreau .... Steadicam operator
Brian Shier .... first assistant camera
Derrick Waite .... best boy electric
Derrick Waite .... grip
Michael Robert Willis .... gaffer
Casting Department
Susan Bristow .... additional casting: Calgary (as Sue Bristow)
Marcy Dichter .... extras casting
Asha Gill .... casting associate
Jennifer Page .... casting associate: Vancouver
Editorial Department
Lionel Barton .... digital color corrector
Michael Dowse .... assistant editor
Dana Neville .... color timer
Music Department
Chris McBurney .... musician: background vocals
Transportation Department
Dean Cuming .... transportation
Other crew
Hahn Chau .... production accountant (as Hanh Chau)
John Clark .... artist: office artwork
Alan Duffy .... production coordinator
Cory Faulkner .... production assistant
Jim Gilfillan .... assistant location manager
Dennis Gordica .... location manager (as Dennis J. Gordica)
Richard Gorenko .... artist: office artwork
Mark Greaves .... production assistant
Dena Howell .... craft service
Dena Howell .... first aid
Fran Humphreys .... publicity consultant
Sandra Meigs .... artist: office artwork
Fraser Milner Casgrain .... legal advisor (as Fraser Milner)
Marilyn Moyer .... accounting consultant
Tracy Noga .... office production assistant
Jerry Schow .... office production assistant
Juliet Smith .... legal advisor (as Juliet D.W. Smith)
Anne Marie Wheeler .... continuity supervisor
Anne Brunsdale .... thanks
Blaine Brunsdale .... thanks
Jamie Finstad .... thanks
Deidre Martin .... thanks
Zetta Martin .... thanks
Frank Moore .... thanks
Netta Moore .... thanks

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Additional Details

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Rated R for language, drug use and some sexuality
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

As the movie progresses, Tom Bennett's shirt and tie change colors.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Randy:I'm sick of five. It's a poor man's three.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
If you've ever worked in a cubicle, you've got to see this film., 24 July 2002
Author: Morgaine Swann ( from United States

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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