The Works (2004)

 |  Comedy, Drama
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An off-beat journey of a lonely accountant and his search to find new life in a world full of ridiculous rules, bureaucracy and bad plumbing...


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Credited cast:
Joe W. Anthony ...
Mr. M
Kim Stodel ...
Jarrett Galante ...
Jim Lundstrom ...
Jeremy Bouvet ...
Phil Jalbert ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kit Bateman ...
David Bell ...
M Core Staff #24
Matt Bozeman ...
Weismueller Scientist
Todd Brown ...
Heflin Miggs (scenes deleted)


Victor Arnet is a lonely corporate accountant on the top floor of the M-Core building. Victor has been locked in the day-to-day charade of his life for the past ten years. He's had enough. It's time to throw caution to the wind and resign. Victor's hopes of resignation are halted with the announcement that M-Core owner Mr. M, an eccentric wheelchair bound millionaire, is moving to the top floor, sending all offices one floor down. Floating in uncertainty, and the paranoid delusions of his immediate supervisor Gerald, Victor's situation at work deteriorates, as does the building's aging plumbing system. Enter Eve, a young female plumber, whose insurmountable task it is to restore the failing water pipe system. As Victor spends more and more time with Eve, and finds unexpected friendship with the secretive Mr. M; Victor's life, while still confusing, begins to fall strangely into place. Written by GK

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Punch in, Punch out.


Comedy | Drama



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(Western Electric Sound System)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not real impressed
16 March 2005 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at Cinequest and wasn't real impressed. It was marketed as a cross between Office Space and Brazil, and it was, but it wasn't nearly as brilliant as either of those films. I was not at all impressed by the performance of the lead, Joe W. Anthony. He has a nice face, but his performance was flat. It could be argued that that was on purpose, but it didn't help me to stay awake during the film. On the other hand, Corey Allen as Mr. M was fantastic. He was warm and endearing and able to conjure my sympathy where the other lead actors failed miserably. Being a fan of Star Trek, it was neat seeing Armin Shimerman (Quark from Deep Space 9) in a non-prosthetics role. He was good. The whole thing was just too self-conscious and deliberate. It was lifeless and didn't cover any new ground. I can't say there was anything that stood out for me, save the excellent budget CG effects.

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