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Extract (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  4 September 2009 (USA)
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Joel, the owner of an extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him.



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Joel, the owner of an extract manufacturing plant, constantly finds himself in precarious situations that steadily worsen by the minute. First, his soon-to-be floor manager acquires a serious injury in a machine malfunctioning accident that subsequently endangers the wellbeing of his company. Second, his personal life doesn't fair much better when he takes the advice of his bartending friend Dean during a drug-induced brainstorming session on how to test his wife's faithfulness. Finally, compounding these catastrophes is new employee Cindy, who happens to be a scam artist intent on milking the company for all its worth. Now, Joel must attempt to piece his company and his marriage back together all while trying to figure out what he's really after in life. Written by The Massie Twins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy for anyone who punches in and checks out. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glavni sastojak  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,513,634 (USA) (4 September 2009)


$10,814,185 (USA) (9 October 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mike Judge:  Factory floor worker Jim. See more »


When Joel (Jason Bateman) comes home from being punched at the bong session, he has a monster of a black eye. When he leaves the house the next morning, the shiner has completely vanished. (It reappears briefly, but in milder form, by the time he arrives at work.) See more »


Dean: [as Brad walks out of the bar] There he goes... Johnny Horsecock.
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Crazy Credits

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 5 September 2009 (2009) See more »


The Lunatic Fringe
Written by Matthew Williams, Jason Williams, Ross Chergosky,
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User Reviews

Even a mediocre Mike Judge film is entertaining ............
23 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mike Judge has a knack for creating memorable characters. Once again he has put together characters that a lot of people can easily relate to, and that is the strong point of "Extract". What is missing here is an outrageous script like "Idiocracy". Jason Bateman plays a very sympathetic boss of an extract company, and as his troubles mount with his wife and business, you sincerely feel for the poor guy. Unfortunately, "Extract", while well acted, featuring some very colorful characters, lacks the bite of "Office Space" or "Idiocracy" If you go in expecting hilarious, you will be disappointed, but if you look beyond his previous films, the movie might be better appreciated.

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