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Haiku Tunnel (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  22 January 2001 (USA)
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Josh has an offer to "go perm" at his employer and the first task is to mail 17 high priority letters....something that seems a little difficult to do.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Kornbluth ...
Josh Kornbluth
Warren Keith ...
Bob 'Bob' Shelby
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Julie Faustino
Leah Alperin ...
Temp #1
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Temp #2
Stephen Muller ...
Temp #3
Linda Norton ...
Temp #4
Helen Shumaker ...
Marlina D'Amore
Amy Resnick ...
Mindy
Brian Thorstenson ...
Clifford
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DaVonne (as June Lomena)
Joanne Evangelista ...
Caryl
Jennifer Laske ...
Helen the Ex-Girlfriend
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Helen the Ex-Secretary
Joe Bellan ...
Jimmy the Mail Clerk
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Storyline

Haiku Tunnel is a frenetic office comedy about a neurotic male secretary who is a terrific temp but a horrible perm. When his new boss (a tax attorney who just may be Satan) gives him 17 very important letters to mail out, he doesn't, and the ensuing complications bring him face-to-face with a lifetime of personal demons. Written by Anonymous

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An office comedy

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Rated R for language and some sexuality

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22 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I'm Just a Secretary  »

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Opening Weekend:

$35,386 (USA) (14 September 2001)

Gross:

$249,469 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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Trivia

The director's lack of frog anatomy knowledge resulted in the eyeglasses for the frog eventually being jury-rigged with a paper clip and rubber band. See more »

Quotes

Bob 'Bob' Shelby: Go back to your desk. Settle down. Focus. And catch up.
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Features Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) See more »

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L'oiseau de feu
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Igor Stravinsky
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Laugh out loud in times of despair amd follow Josh to freedom.
21 August 2004 | by (Cotati, California) – See all my reviews

Haiku Tunnel was scheduled for its premier screening the weekend just after 9/11, the disaster. What unfortunate timing for this creative existential joy. The San Francisco theatre was packed and the audience laughed out loud with release and pleasure in protagonist Kornbluth's efforts to get by in his temp work under the evil eye of The Lawyer boss.

With a little help - and distraction - from his friends, Josh succeeds in satisfying our urge to cheer for the underdog while we laugh and groan at his self-defeating tactics to be creative in spite of the temp's office routine. This is also one of the funniest representations of the stereotypical lawyer as evil, secretary pool people as party pals, and the artist must create or implode - which ultimately challenges every existential angst Kirkegaard et al could have


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