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A dark comedy about an office worker and his first day on the job. After a day of unusual occurrences, Gregg (with two G's) is accidentally locked in the office overnight.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gregg
Scott Janes ...
Jim
Jonathan Uffelman ...
Justin
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The Janitor
Tobi-Lyn Byers ...
Susan
Hank Prehodka ...
The Boss
Harvey Kaufman ...
Ralph
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Winston
Jana Mestecky ...
Lucinda
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Janice
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Ted (as Dustin Brown)
Catherine Cushman ...
Stacy
Jane Napier ...
Sandra (as Jayne Napier)
Tracy Tobin ...
The Orientation Speaker
Robert Pollack ...
The Faxer
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An off-beat dark comedy about Gregg's first day of work at a new office. From the moment he arrives, unusual situations and twisted office humor keep Gregg uncertain of his new employer. After a full day of unsettling rumors and frustration caused by co-workers, Gregg is ready for home... but as fate has it, Gregg is accidentally locked in at work overnight. This is when the really strange events begin.

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Jim: Nice to meet you, Gregg. Is that with one G or two G's?
Gregg: Three G's, actually.
Jim: Three G's? You mean, like, Greggg?
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References The Wicker Man (1973) See more »

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Music by Manuel de Falla
Performed by The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice)
Antoni Wit, Conductor
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Can't get it out of my head...
13 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie last year, I was generally impressed with the very unique atmosphere the film makers set up even though they clearly had a very low budget to work with. I also liked the main performances, even though there were some small performances that were not so hot. All in all, it was pretty good, nothing big, but just solid, if you know what I mean.

Now, I have been thinking more and more about it since then. I can't get this movie out of my head. From the weird and sad music that plays over the middle part of the movie, to the main character's nearly silent performance, to the strange kind-of-happy kind-of-sad ending where you can't even tell the expression on the character's face. I constantly keep thinking about it and I really want to see it again to see if I am just crazy, or if there are some very interesting things in there. When I first saw it, I would have given it a 6. A couple of months later I was thinking it would be a 7. Then I decided on 8. And now it's all the way up to 10! I hope I can see it again one of these days, to see if my opinions are justified.


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