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Outsourced (2006)

After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Matt Smith ...
Rudolf Rodrigues ...
Rickshaw Driver
Jai Neeraj Raj Purohit ...
Man Catching Train
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Gola Vendor (as Siddharth Jadhav)
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Raghu Mama ...
Aunti Ji's Old Man
Parvati ...
Aunti Ji's Server
Sitaram D. Kadam ...
Shop Till You Drop
Feroz ...
Kid
Raja Kadale ...
Aunti Ji's Handyman #1
Harish Chandra ...
Aunti Ji's Handyman #2
Prashant Mahesh ...
Aunti Ji's Handyman #3
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Storyline

When the call center he manages in Seattle is outsourced to India, Todd travels there to train his replacement. Housed in a new building that looks like an above-ground bunker, the call center is staffed by willing novices whom Todd trains to sound American. One star on the staff is Asha, who teaches Todd that he should learn about India, and proceeds to do just that. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Call centre chaos... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Bye-bye, Vomvai!  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$161,593 (USA) (13 January 2008)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Todd first arrives at the airport in India, and is making his way through the group holding signs looking for people, the name on one of the signs is Gwen Bialic. See more »

Goofs

When Todd is being driven to the train station in the rickshaw, his position and the position of his luggage keeps switching back and forth from side to side depending on the location of the camera. To move the luggage alone from side to side would have required lots of effort and there is no leg or headroom to do so. See more »

Quotes

Asha: Asha can do anything.
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Crazy Credits

Extra special thanks: Shiva Lingam, Ganesh, Kali (Hindu gods) See more »

Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Long Road
Written by Eddie Vedder
Performed by Eddie Vedder with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
Under License from Innocent Bystander (ASCAP)
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Like going to India for 90 minutes
31 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The sweetest movie I've seen all year, full of funny cultural misunderstandings and whiffs of the foreigner experience. Amazing performances by Indian actors, especially a certain "Auntie G" who is the "Hyacinth Bouquet"/"Hostess with the Mostess" of Bombay. The fellow who plays Puri charms as consummate straight man to cross-cultural business humor. Loved that the company's products are American patriotic crapola, and that they still mean something to the striving foreign vendors. Much poetic poignancy between the laughs in this film. Josh Hamilton's character's evolution is believable and rewarding, reflecting a journey many more Americans need to take. Don't miss this trip!


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