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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
11 October 2002 (Russia) See more »
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When things get odd... The odd get even
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Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Adam Garcia ... Andy Kasper

Rosario Dawson ... Alisa

Jake Busey ... Darrell Claxton

Enrico Colantoni ... Francis Benoit

Ethan Suplee ... Curtis 'Tiny' Reese

Anjul Nigam ... Salman Fard

Gregory Jbara ... Hank

Dan Butler ... Lloyd Acheson

Linda Hart ... Mrs. 'B'

Shiva Rose ... Torso

Chandra West ... Robin

Rob Benedict ... Willy (as Robert Patrick Benedict)

Heather Dubrow ... Claudia Goss (as Heather Paige Kent)
Stoney Westmoreland ... Link

John Rothman ... Ben (as John M. Rothman)
Andy Berman ... Old Man

Reggie Lee ... Suit
Brent Hinkley ... Security Guard #1

Amy Van Horne ... Blonde Money Honey

Dagney Kerr ... Janie Hickenlocker
Jerry Haleva ... Hologram Saddam (as Jerry M. Haleva)

Victoria Garcia-Kelleher ... Woman with Pictures (as Victoria Kelleher)

Jonathan Klein ... Dental Patient
Christopher Perez ... Passing Guy (as Christopher Pérez)
Jerrod Cornish ... Busboy
Chris B. Harrison ... Wake-up Newscaster

Gonzalo Menendez ... Security Guard #2
Alice Davis ... Hottubber

Katie Lohmann ... Hottubber
Laurel A. Ward ... Frisbee Girl #1 (as Laurel Ward)

Paul McKinney ... Griff
Nancy Honaker ... Frisbee Girl #2

Diana Terranova ... Screen Saver Stripper
Kirsten Miller ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Joe Abanto ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Christina Haggerty ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Alex Mendietta ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Myriam Aboulhamid ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Mike Ticas ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Betsy Chang ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Lorenzo Acevedo ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Jesus Morales ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Angeline Voss ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Jimmy Arana ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia

Mary Scanlon ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Christian Oviedo ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Maya Youcef ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Michael Soohoo ... Salsa Dancer in Bahia
Gary Locke ... Riverside City College Band Leader

Melanie Bulujian ... Titan Team Girl (as Meline Bulujian)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesse Heiman ... (unconfirmed)

Stephen Blackehart ... Talking Head at Meeting (uncredited)
Nasi Glekas ... College Student (uncredited)

Yoli Mapp ... Working Woman Catching View (uncredited)
Paul Oliver ... Omega Team Member (uncredited)

May Wang ... Receptionist (uncredited)
John Wojnowski III ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
Steven Paul Zsenyuk ... Undercover Police Officer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mick Jackson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Po Bronson (novel)

Jon Favreau (screenplay) and
Gary Tieche (screenplay)

Produced by
Trevor Albert .... producer
Kym Bye .... associate producer
Michele Imperato .... co-producer (as Michele Imperato Stabile)
Neil A. Machlis .... executive producer (as Neil Machlis)
Harold Ramis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
 
Cinematography by
Ronald Víctor García 
 
Film Editing by
Don Brochu 
 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
 
Production Design by
William Sandell 
 
Art Direction by
Bruce Crone (supervising art director)
Brad Ricker  (as Bradford Ricker)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
 
Costume Design by
Jill M. Ohanneson 
 
Makeup Department
June Brickman .... makeup department head
Gail Hogopian .... key makeup artist
Lisa Meyers .... key hair stylist
Diane Pepper .... hair stylist (as Dianne Pepper)
 
Production Management
Michele Imperato .... production manager
Kris Fullan Martinez .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aaron Barsky .... first assistant director
Michael McCue .... second second assistant director
Liz Radley .... second unit director
Barbara M. Ravis .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ellis J. Barbacoff .... assistant property master
Cliff Berns .... painter
Tony Bonaventura .... property master
Erin Boyd .... set decorating buyer (as Erin Gould)
Joe F. Bravo .... greens
John Bryant .... propmaker gangboss
David Brack Burriss .... set dresser (as Brack Burris)
Charlie Campbell .... assistant art department coordinator
Donna Cline .... storyboard artist
Dale DeStefani .... construction coordinator
Fred Deyoe .... construction foreman
Mark Foley .... greens foreman (as Mark D. Foley)
Anthony Gaudio .... stand-by painter (as Tony Gaudio)
John A. Gomez .... signwriter
Michael Gregan .... set dresser
Kevin W. Grimsley .... propmaker
Donald Gross .... head painter
George E. Hanson .... painter
Paul Luther Jackson .... set dresser (as Paul Jackson)
Kristin Frances Jones .... on-set dresser
David Ladish .... lead man
Gerald Lehtola .... art department coordinator
Tom Lifsey .... general foreman (as Thomas E. Lifsey)
Roy Lujan .... labor foreman
Heidi Mayfield .... set decorating coordinator
Frank McEldowney .... greens coordinator
Martin Roy Mervel .... set designer
Johnny Molina .... laborer
Lisa Ozanne .... set dresser
Anthony D. Parrillo .... set designer
Robert Prchal .... propmaker
Steve Rice .... greens stand-by
Cheryl Gould Strang .... lead man (as Cheryl Gould)
Jesse Verette .... laborer
 
Sound Department
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Ted Caplan .... foley editor
Jean Clark .... boom operator (as Jean L. Clark)
Blake R. Cornett .... second assistant sound editor (as Blake Cornett)
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Dave Kulczycki .... dialogue editor (as David Kulczycki)
Skip Longfellow .... first assistant sound editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Kevin Maloney .... second boom operator
Kevin Maloney .... utility sound
Matt Patterson .... sound recordist
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
William Stein .... sound re-recording engineer (as Bill Stein)
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (as Alicia Stevenson-Irvin)
Donald Sylvester .... supervising sound editor
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound mixer
Roland N. Thai .... sound effects editor
Fred Vogler .... ProTools operator (as Fred R. Vogler)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects assistant (as James K. Fredburg)
Alan E. Lorimer .... special effects supervisor
Lambert Powell .... special effects
Gary Zink .... special effects foreman
Valek Sykes .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects producer
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Kevin Clark .... junior digital compositor
Craig Clarke .... digital compositor
Ken Dackermann .... digital compositor
Terry Dale .... senior composite artist
Terry Dale .... technical supervisor
Gilbert De La Garza .... film technician
Paul Dobson .... digital animator
Mitchell Ferm .... visual effects coordinator
John Fraser .... digital matte painter
Jos'h RL Fuller .... system administrator
Dan Hay .... digital animator
Crystal Henrickson .... administration assistant
Mike Jamieson .... digital compositor
Alan Kennedy .... digital compositor
John Kilkenny .... visual effects producer
Andrew Klaassen .... system administrator
Dan Krech .... visual effects executive producer
Nathan Lafionatis .... computer consultant
Robert Lukacs .... film technician
Jackie Lynette .... visual effects executive producer
Steven Lynette .... visual effects producer
Steven Lynette .... visual effects production manager
Ron Marinic .... digital matte painter
Tina McGill .... digital compositor
Jennifer Meislohn .... visual effects coordinator
Dominic Menegon .... digital animator
Juliette Mourez .... junior digital compositor
Mike Pemberton .... computer graphics production assistant
Teodor Peterson .... digital animator
Carol Prince .... digital animator
Scott Sanderson .... digital animator
Marc Streifling .... lead animator
Tommy Tran .... digital artist
Anne Wagner-Lopez .... digital animator
David Watkinson .... computer graphics playback
Kurt Hall .... video & computer graphics technician (uncredited)
Pat Wakefield .... digital effects designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Seth Arnett .... utility stunts
Rick Barker .... utility stunts
James Barney .... utility stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... utility stunts
Gary Baxley .... utility stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... utility stunts
Jared S. Eddo .... utility stunts
Annie Ellis .... utility stunts
Chuck Hosack .... utility stunts
Bret Kiene .... stunt double: Adam Garcia
Bret Kiene .... utility stunts
Henry Kingi .... utility stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... utility stunts (as Barbara Klein)
Steven Lambert .... utility stunts
James Logan .... stunts: Flying Chicken #3
Kurt D. Lott .... stunt driver
Bob MacDougall .... utility stunts
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
Mark Mulvehill .... utility stunts
George Palmiero .... utility stunts
Roger Richman .... utility stunts
John Robotham .... utility stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunt double
Kenny Searle .... utility stunts
George P. Wilbur .... utility stunts
Al Wyatt Jr. .... utility stunts
Larry Holt .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Elizabeth Algieri .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Callier .... video engineer (as Brian 'Snake' Callier)
Kevin Celi .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alex Cruz .... dolly grip (as Alexander Cruz)
Damian Della Santina .... clapper loader
Paul A. Edwards .... camera operator: "a" camera
Thomas Gibson .... key grip
Wayne D. Goldwyn .... time-lapse photographer
John Johnson .... still photographer
Ross Judd .... Steadicam operator
Ross Judd .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mark Laskowski .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jay Laws .... electrician
Michael Laws .... gaffer
Michelle Opseth .... clapper loader
Brice Porter .... electrician
Liz Radley .... director of photography: second unit
Jerry Sandager .... best boy grip
Michael J. Schwartz .... electrician
Steven Serna .... grip
William Skinner .... electrician
Tony Thomas .... grip
Forrest Thurman .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ignacio Woolfolk .... grip
Eric Anderson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ffilip Bolton .... electrician (uncredited)
Curt B. Walheim .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Debbie German .... extras casting associate
Amanda Harding .... casting associate
Bill Marinella .... extras casting associate
Pamela Lynn Thomas .... casting assistant
Terri Tracy .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Bercsi .... costumer (as Tricia Bercsi)
Amanda Gore .... set costumer
Kathleen Gore-Misko .... costume supervisor (as Kathleen Misko)
Alicia Leon .... cutter/fitter
Suzy Magnin .... costume assistant
Elizabeth Meredith .... wardrobe production assistant
Marciann Shapiro .... costumer
Sara Jane Slotnick .... assistant costume designer
Shawna Trpcic .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Shannon Carey .... second assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Richard Perkins .... first assistant editor
Dennis Thorlaksen .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mark Agostino .... music playback operator
Adam Akimoto .... musician: mellophone
Andrea Alexander .... musician: baritone saxophone
Robby Anderson .... musician: trombone
Michael T. Andreas .... music editor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Jovany Balcazar .... musician: clarinet
Casey Bejarano .... musician: flute
Marco Beltrami .... conductor
Sharon Boyle .... music supervisor
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
William Brendle .... composer: additional music
Michael Cimbalo-Dolnick .... musician: tuba
Samantha Curry .... musician: baritone saxophone
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... music contractor
Tim Davies .... orchestrator (as Timothy Davies)
Dan DiPrima .... composer: additional music
Mark Dougherty .... musician: trumpet
Wayne Downey .... music arranger: tuba and marching band
Alisia Fritch .... musician: mellophone
David Gomez .... musician: tuba
Matt Goms .... musician: trumpet
Richard Gutierrez .... musician: trumpet
Tom Hiel .... orchestrator (as Tom Heil)
Jimmy Hoyson .... music recordist
Oliver Hug .... composer: additional music
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
John Kurlander .... music recordist
John Kurlander .... scoring mixer
Michael Lang .... composer: additional music
Peter Leinheiser .... composer: additional music
Paul Locke .... additional music arranger: tuba
Jennifer Magnant .... musician: clarinet
Chad McCormick .... musician: tuba
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Bruce Monical .... music recordist
Ginger Murphy .... musician: trombone
Bobbi Page .... conductor: choir
Gary Raymond .... music playback
Michael E. Robinson .... musician: tuba
Carlos Rodriguez .... orchestrator
Tim Seavey .... musician: tenor saxophone
Dennis Smith .... orchestrator
Elaine Szupello .... musician: cymbals
Brian Tarquin .... composer: additional music
Ceiri Torjussen .... conductor
Ceiri Torjussen .... orchestrator
Sean Vega .... musician: snare drum
Fred Vogler .... music playback
Daniel Wahl .... musician: bass drum
Aaron Wharton .... musician: tuba
Jett Whitworth .... music recordist
Celeste Chada .... music licensing (uncredited)
Tom Deluca .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Dennis Smith .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert K. Johnson .... transportation captain (as Robert Johnson)
Jeff Kidman .... transportation office manager
Theresa M. Roehner .... driver
Kenny Searle .... transportation coordinator
Fabian Arroyo .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Amira Bailey .... set production assistant: San Francisco (as Mira Bailey)
Kim Berner .... script supervisor
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... post-production accountant
Rick Bowman .... first assistant production accountant
Michael Brewer .... key assistant location manager
Scott David Brown .... production assistant (as Scott Brown)
Craig Cannold .... production accountant
Kara Carmichael .... assistant to producers
Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr. .... key location manager: San Francisco
Teresa Jaime Drapkin .... payroll accountant
Teresa Jaime .... payroll accountant
Mitch Kelleher .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Muhamet 'Matt' Kusari .... craft service
Andrew Lipschultz .... unit publicist
Gary Locke .... band leader: marching band
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... production coordinator
Vicki Marsik .... construction medic
Lucy Michael .... set medic
Alannia Perez .... production assistant
Roberta Riordan .... production assistant
Wayne T. Silva .... production assistant
Sheri St Lawrence .... second assistant accountant
Pavel Sterba .... key assistant location manager
Gregg Stuart .... second assistant accountant
Lori Taffet .... assistant to director
Christian L. Thomas .... production assistant
Scott Trimble .... key assistant location manager: San Francisco
Craig W. van Gundy .... location manager
Hunter Wilson .... production assistant
Lisa Womble .... production assistant
Travis Young .... production assistant
Bruce Gray .... sculpture art provided by (uncredited)
Christie Moreau .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content
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Po Bronson (author of the book) played a cameo role in the film as one of many tuba players living in the same building as the main character.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Andy moves into Mrs. B house she puts him in room number 2. (You see the number on the door.) He then goes to the bathroom and meets Alisa and introduces himself and says he lives in number 3. Alisa says she lives in 2. After Alisa makes the prototype case she enters her room, but it's room 3.See more »
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Salman:Your mother uses Macintosh!See more »
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
So much promise, so little delivery, 7 October 2005
Author: John Dillon from United Kingdom

I was expecting so much more from this film, but it failed to deliver. Adam Garcia has gone down hill to star in something like this.

The plot was over complicated, and the ending seemed to drag on far too long. After overcoming obstacle after obstacle, I realised I just didn't care if they won or lost.

Rosanna Dawson is completely wooden in this performance, and has no chemistry with Garcia. The only bit of entertainment comes from Garcias band of geeks, however even this isn't enough to save the file.

Plot holes are major and massive, such as using technology that is far too advanced, and being able to get an entire marching back onto the high security premises of another company!

Avoid this. Watch Office Space instead.

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