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Haiku Tunnel (2001)

 -  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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Comedy

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Rated R for language and some sexuality

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22 January 2001 (USA)  »

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I'm Just a Secretary  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$249,469 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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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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At the end of the credits we hear a voiceover of Bob Shelby's dictating a letter See more »

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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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Close enough to real life to accent the absurdity
31 May 2005 | by (Mountain View, CA) – See all my reviews

Anyone who has worked in a corporate office will recognize characters and events in this movie which will make you laugh out loud and wince at the same time. For example there's a one-day orientation class which is totally mind numbing. This movie also contains the best depiction yet of SysAdmin support for the computers, although it is only in two brief scenes. As an IT support professional, I'd like all my users to watch this movie just for these two scenes. The same weekend, I watched Way Downtown which makes similar points about the drudgery of office work, but had far fewer laugh-out-loud moments. I've never worked as a temp, but I've had several temps work on my team and have observed the changes in attitude and behavior that occur when one of them makes the transition to "perm" and Josh compresses that evolution into just his first week of work. Highly recommended.


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