5 user 1 critic

Severance (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 October 2005 (USA)
After enduring a series of mishaps on his 30th birthday, a burned-out internet developer sees a chance to start a new life through his love of classic detective stories.


(as Troy A. Miller)


(as Troy A. Miller)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Severance (2006)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.

Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny
Severance (2010)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A thought-provoking science fiction drama about a conniving advertising executive who finds himself battling for custody of his own soul after he discovers that his alter ego is physically living his life for him.

Director: Dany Gehshan
Stars: Ash Catherwood, Vanessa Burns, Paul Fowles
Severance (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: David Max Steinberg
Stars: Linda Christian-Jones, Rachel Greenstein, Martin Haber
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A poet who starts a health-conscious food stand finds support from his friends, as well as a potential love match with one of his customers. But will unexpected complications jeopardize his dreams of a hot dog-free future?

Director: Paul Gordon
Stars: Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek
Action | Crime | Thriller

Frank and Doyle are career criminals. The best. Supported by a crew assembled from elite forces they plan a job in Berlin to rob an ex-banker, a man who 'looks after' inappropriately gained funds for villains and politicos. Frank's planning for the heist has been carried out with military precision. This should be the perfect crime. The trouble is, Klaus Schroeder is the perfect opponent. And ... See full summary »

Director: Asger Leth

While in Los Angeles seeking financing for his first sound motion picture, a young Alfred Hitchcock is accused of murder and must go on the run to prove his innocence.



Credited cast:
Brian Hecker ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Apthorpe ...
Killer Ape
Melody Beals ...
Therapy Group
Pamela Cardenas ...
Woman with Book
Adele Coles ...
Christopher Cole Denman ...
Sheila's Lover
Therapy Group
Nebulon Proposal Team
Jermaine L. Gomez ...
Therapy Group
Therapy Group
Sean Hill ...
Jim Seavers
Bryan Kent ...
Mark Lit ...
Cop with Camera
Jules Loth ...
Clyde Buxler


After enduring a series of mishaps on his 30th birthday, a burned-out internet developer sees a chance to start a new life through his love of classic detective stories.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Every man dreams of getting laid... off.




Not Rated


Official Sites:



Release Date:

20 October 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent first Feature
22 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Severance" is an extraordinarily excellent first feature. The dialog is witty and tight, the acting above average for a small budget independent, AND it is shot on film. When's the last time you saw a film with a budget under $3 million shot on film?

The plot is a kind of Walter Mitty meets Sam Spade meets... uhhh... what was the guy's name in "Office Space?" Anyway, Miller plays a perfect underdog everyman beaten down by the Darwinian world of corporate America. His stellar comic timing really carries the film at times and saves it from a few, scattered "low budget" performances.

The cinematography is beautiful, and truly captures the film noir look. Also, the moody jazz score is played on real musical instruments (no casiotone crap here) and thus really drives the film noir homage home.

If you hate layoffs, corporate America, and guys in gorilla suits, you should check this one out.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page