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Haiku Tunnel -- From the directorial debut of Jacob and Josh Kornbluth comes this off-beat comedy about one man's extremely entertaining odyssey in the temp world and his decision to "go perm" or "stay temp."
Haiku Tunnel -- 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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Writers:
Josh Kornbluth (written by) &
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An office comedy
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A laugh a minute. This movie rules! See more (67 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Josh Kornbluth ... Josh Kornbluth
Warren Keith ... Bob 'Bob' Shelby

Sarah Overman ... Julie Faustino
Leah Alperin ... Temp #1

Jacob Kornbluth ... Temp #2
Stephen Muller ... Temp #3
Linda Norton ... Temp #4
Helen Shumaker ... Marlina D'Amore
Amy Resnick ... Mindy
Brian Thorstenson ... Clifford

June Carryl ... DaVonne (as June Lomena)
Joanne Evangelista ... Caryl
Jennifer Laske ... Helen the Ex-Girlfriend

Patricia Scanlon ... Helen the Ex-Secretary
Joe Bellan ... Jimmy the Mail Clerk

Michael X. Sommers ... Crack Attorney
Jodean Lawrence ... Denise the Receptionist

Harry Shearer ... Orientation Leader
Joshua Raoul Brody ... System Administrator
Adele Proom ... Josh's Mom
Tracy O'Neil Heffernan ... Lillian Hellman
Steve Klinger ... Dashiell Hammet
Jessica Hird ... Ann Dickerson
Margo Hall ... Danielle
John Bellucci ... Spastic Dancing Nerd
Brian Keith Russell ... Security Guard 'Guard'

Baron Bruno ... Tim Barnes

David Fine ... Oldest Bike Messenger
Todd Hickey ... Protester

Directed by
Jacob Kornbluth 
Josh Kornbluth 
 
Writing credits
Josh Kornbluth (written by) &
Jacob Kornbluth (written by) &
John Bellucci (written by)

Produced by
Brian Benson .... producer
Nancy Carlin .... co-producer
David R. Fuchs .... executive producer
Jacob Kornbluth .... producer
Josh Kornbluth .... producer
Michael Peyser .... co-executive producer
Doria Summa .... associate producer
Stephanie Weisman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Marco D'Ambrosio 
John Flansburgh  (as They Might Be Giants)
John Linnell  (as They Might Be Giants)
 
Cinematography by
Don Matthew Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Robin Lee 
 
Casting by
Nancy Hayes 
 
Production Design by
Chris Farmer 
 
Art Direction by
Chad Owens 
 
Set Decoration by
Emilio R. Aramendia 
Melanie Tomlin 
 
Costume Design by
Chris Aysta 
 
Makeup Department
Divi Crockett .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Axinn .... post-production supervisor
Christopher James Hall .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gino Caputi .... second assistant director
Jack Kelly .... assistant director
Colin Michael Kitchens .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kristen .... on-set assistant (as Kristen Souders)
Craig Mohagen .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Michael Axinn .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Barrick .... adr mixer (as Chris 'Bear' Barrick)
Christopher Barrick .... foley mixer (as Chris 'Bear' Barrick)
Brian Chumney .... foley artist
Lori Dovi .... sound
Edwin Dunkley .... video services
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Coya Elliott .... dialogue assistant
Andrea Gard .... sound effects editor
Bruce Lacey .... dialogue editor
Joanna Laurent .... foley artist
Joanna Laurent .... sound effects assistant
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... adr mixer (as Pepe Merel)
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley artist
Melanie Mociun .... sound librarian
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Sanford .... sound effects editor
Larry Schalit .... dialogue editor
Dee Selby .... sound librarian
Kent Sparling .... re-recording mixer
Erich Stratmann .... sound effects editor
John Torrijos .... video services
Karen G. Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Karen Wilson)
Marshall Winn .... dialogue editor
Doug Winningham .... assistant sound effects editor
Kendrick Wright .... apprentice sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christine Cannavo .... grip
James Childers .... gaffer
Rick Edmondson .... grip
Starrs McBurney .... assistant camera
Joe Mendoza .... grip
Sylvan Morgan .... grip
John Osteen .... grip
Jan Ruona .... first assistant camera
Paul Sanchez .... grip
John Schweitzer .... key grip
Peter Burgess Smith .... best boy grip
Andrew D. Stadler .... grip
Todd Stoneman .... best boy electric
Paciano Triunfo .... dolly grip
Jeff Warrin .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger .... additional casting
Michelle Levitt .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Ching .... assistant editor
Rick LeCompte .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Terri D'Ambrosio .... score supervisor
Marjorie Galen .... music supervisor
Beth Hada .... music supervisor
Jamie Lincoln Kitman .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Bundy Chanock .... transportation coordinator
Clark Dolan .... driver: honeywagon
Adam M. Dunne-De'Coligny .... driver
 
Other crew
Michael D. Botkin .... production assistant
Heather Cappiello .... additional script supervisor
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Brenda T. Huey .... production accountant
Kimie Kimura-Heaney .... production assistant
Jessabelle Labampa .... production assistant
Stephen Lee .... production assistant
Tami Magaro .... production assistant
Chris Symonds .... production assistant (as Christopher Symonds)
Lesley Tsina .... production assistant
Ami Zins .... film commissioner
 

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
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88 min
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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.See more »
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Lay Lady LaySee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A laugh a minute. This movie rules!, 8 February 2005
Author: dm3141 from United States

I don't understand the other rating; this movie is excellent.

All the role types that the characters have are as funny as those role types get, and they are are just adorable. The actors are in 100% stand-up comic imitation mode the whole time, and you wind up loving them all. One character, Marlena, who has a very stoic nature, is always accompanied by the sound of wind blowing desolately. Another, Mindy, is the classic over the top sweetness-and-pie secretary who gets a little out of control once she's had a few drinks after work. The main character, Josh, is actually one of my least favorite, but he's very appropriate and necessary for the whole theme of the movie, which is his fear of commitment in going from temp to perm.

The concept is frighteningly accurate for anyone who has ever worked in the law industry (at least in the United States, I can't speak for elsewhere) and has ever felt a measure of trepidation at committing to things. But you needn't have worked in law to be able to relate. Virtually anyone with half a brain who's ever had an office job can relate to this movie.

The flow of the movie is wisely done and finishes with all loose ends concisely and pleasingly tied up.

The soundtrack comprises a variety of independent punk rock and other stuff, all of which I enjoyed very much, and it is very difficult to please me musically right off the bat.

I honestly cannot understand why anyone might hate this movie, let alone walk out on it! It's accurate, fun, hilarious, well-timed, has a great soundtrack, good and funny plot, very appropriate title...

If your taste in comedies goes beyond the "Something About Mary" genre, definitely see Haiku Tunnel.

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