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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
4 September 2009 (USA) See more »
Working for the Man Sucks. Being the Man Blows. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Mike Judge 
Writing credits
Mike Judge (written by)

Produced by
John Altschuler .... producer
Michael Flynn .... co-executive producer
Dave Krinsky .... executive producer
Tom Lassally .... executive producer
Glenn Lucas .... executive producer
Michael Rotenberg .... producer
Bergen Swanson .... line producer: reshoots (uncredited)
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Julia Wong 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Maher Ahmad 
Art Direction by
Austin Gorg 
Set Decoration by
Gene Serdena 
Costume Design by
Alix Friedberg 
Makeup Department
Tracey Levy .... key makeup artist
Helen Marray-Finlay .... makeup artist
Emanuel Millar .... key hair stylist (as Emanuel Manny Millar)
Rhonda O'Neal .... key hair stylist
Brooks Stenstrom .... hair stylist
Brooke Bell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Autumn Butler .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
James MacKinnon .... key makeup artist: reshoots & pickups (uncredited)
James MacKinnon .... second makeup artist (uncredited)
Robert Wilson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Christy Dimmig .... post-production supervisor
Michael Flynn .... unit production manager
Marci Rosenberg Gayner .... production supervisor (as Marci Rosenberg)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maria Mantia .... second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director (as Nick Mastandrea)
Anastacia C. Nemec .... second second assistant director (as Anastacia Carmel Nemec)
Jasmine Marie Alhambra .... second assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Jesse Nye .... first assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
Art Department
Jory Alvarado .... set dresser
William Beavers Jr. .... propmaker (as William G. Beavers Jr.)
Michael Belasco .... art department production assistant
Antonio Carrillo .... set dresser (as Antonio Carillo)
Jerry A. Chavez .... property master
Chad R. Davis .... on-set dresser (as Chad Davis)
Venessa De Anda .... art department coordinator
Gregonio P. Galicia .... laborer (as Grecgonio Galicia Pimentel)
Michael Garcia .... set dresser (as Mike S. Garcia)
Charles Kern .... on set painter
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Jonathan Robertson .... propmaker
Lee Ross .... lead scenic
Grant Samson .... leadman (as Grant D. Samson)
Thomas Spencer .... set decorator gang boss
Robert Stover .... buyer (as Robert L. Stover)
John L. Sullivan .... propmaker foreman
Bobby Thomas .... assistant property master
Joel Venti .... storyboard artist
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman
Bill Williams .... painter
Robert Williams .... painter
Sean Haines .... prop master re-shoots (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Cantamessa .... production sound mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Thom Ehle)
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Matthew P. Hanson .... assistant sound editor (as Matt Hanson)
Andrea Horta .... supervising adr editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Tateum Kohut .... re-recording mixer
Scott La Rue .... utility sound (as Scott LaRue)
Tricia Linklater .... assistant sound editor
Martin Lopez .... sound effects editor (as Martin J. Lopez)
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
Gary Thomas .... boom operator
Steven Ticknor .... re-recording mixer
Steven Ticknor .... supervising sound editor
Eric Harwood .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Andrea Horta .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Martin Lopez .... sound designer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Yves De Bono .... special effects technician
Jonn Herzberger .... special effects technician
Matt Kutcher .... special effects coordinator
Matt Kutcher .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Ian C. McArthur .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Victor DiMichina .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (uncredited)
Adam Hawkey .... digital opticals (uncredited)
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Pixel Magic (uncredited)
Brad Moylan .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic (uncredited)
Jeremy Nelson .... compositor (uncredited)
Dan Novy .... digital artist (uncredited)
David Ridlen .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Doug Coleman .... stunts
John T. Cypert .... stunts (as John Cypert)
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt coordinator
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunts (as Shawn Lane)
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Greg Vernon .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Bardocz .... best boy electric (as Matthew Bardocz)
Chad C. Barrow .... rigging key grip
Paul Birk .... rigging gaffer (as Paul R. Birk)
Cory Boldroff .... grip
Clint Borden .... best boy grip (as Clint Jack Borden)
John Bratlien .... set lighting technician
Ted Chu .... camera operator: "b" camera
Patrick B. Coate .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Hector Corona .... set lighting technician (as Hector J. Corona)
William Cotton .... camera loader
Theda Cunningham .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Theda Streetman)
Josh Denering .... grip
Don Duffield .... dolly grip
Craig Gleason .... set lighting technician
Paul Goodstein .... key grip
Jesse Gregson .... best boy rigging electric (as Jess Gregson)
Lawrence Karman .... camera operator: "a" camera
Lawrence Karman .... steadicam operator
Frederick Lawrence .... grip
Paul McIlvaine .... chief lighting technician
Chris Murray .... grip
Haydn Pazanti .... camera loader
Adam Peabody .... set lighting technician
Joel Randel .... best boy rigging grip
Steve Rollins .... set lighting technician (as Steve C. Rollins)
Dempsey Tillman .... production video assist (as Dempsey James Tillman)
Sam Urdank .... still photographer
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting: Central Casting
Brandon Hemmerling .... casting assistant
Jeni Thornell .... extras casting: Central Casting
Michelle Wade Byrd .... casting associate (as Michelle Wade)
Chris Bustard .... extras casting: additional photography (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Au .... costume supervisor (as Nancy Capper)
Katherine Huang .... set costumer
Melody Koerber .... set costumer
Molly O'Haver .... costumer
Lauren Pratto .... costume production assistant
Lorie Young Stone .... set costumer (as Lorie Young Shew)
Diana Savone .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jessica Bayliss .... post production assistant
Carmen Morrow .... first assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson-Fraser)
Patrick O'Riley .... post-production assistant
Chris Regan .... color timer
Brian Beard .... digital opticals editor (uncredited)
Bryan Cantrall .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Joe Finley .... digital preview colorist (uncredited)
Sean Lawrence .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Kandice Billingsley .... assistant location manager
Michael G. Cruz .... assistant location manager (as Michael Cruz)
Ralph B. Meyer .... location manager
Matthew Prisk .... assistant location manager
Caleb Duffy .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
George S. Clinton .... music score producer
Jessica Clinton .... composer's assistant
Chris Finney .... scoring recordist
Erik Flettrich .... scoring mixer
Mike Flicker .... supervising music editor
Helen Gillet .... musician: cello
Steve Kempster .... score mixer
Beth Patterson .... musician: bouzouki
Bryon Rickerson .... music editor
Michael Skinkus .... musician: percussion
Shane Theriot .... musician: guitars
Jay Weigel .... conductor
Jay Weigel .... orchestra contractor: Carondelet Music Group
Jay Weigel .... orchestrator
Matt Friedman .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Leonel Alvarez .... driver
Viking Blair .... driver
Otis Bryant .... driver
Cody Caira .... driver
Kevin Caira .... driver
Jayson Chang .... transportation dispatcher
Delwin Chin .... driver
Louis Dargenzio .... driver
Tony Greasley .... driver
Sam Hara .... driver
Jim Johnson .... driver (as Jim L. Johnson)
Salvatore Menga .... driver
James Norton .... driver
Hector Ramirez .... driver
Steve Sorkin .... driver
Joseph Sparks .... driver (as Joe Sparks)
Dennis M. Steere .... driver (as Dennis Steere)
Austin Thompson .... driver
James Waitkus .... transportation captain
Denny Caira .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... legal and business affairs: Costa Abrams & Coate
Theresa Balaszi .... production insurance: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Alison Balch .... head of international operations: ContentFilm International
Sara Bartkiewicz .... assistant production coordinator
Judith Baugin .... head of international marketing: ContentFilm International
Graham Begg .... head of film & television finance: ContentFilm International
Engie Bermudez .... accounting clerk
Noel Bermudez .... production accountant
Ranjani Brow .... adr loop group
Ranjani Brow .... loop group coordinator
Travis Burrell .... stand-in: Mr. Bateman
Erin Danger Campbell .... assistant: Michael Flynn (as Erin Campbell)
Jamie Carmichael .... president: ContentFilm International
Ryan Causey .... assistant: 3 Arts Entertainment
Wendy Cohen .... clearances and product placement: Production Resources
Amy Cohn .... unit publicist
David Cowgill .... adr loop group
Rachel Crane .... adr loop group
Wendy Cutler .... adr loop group (as Wendy Cutter)
Clarissa Shepard Follayttar .... assistant: Ternion Productions (as Clarissa Shepard)
Olivia Gerke .... assistant: 3 Arts Entertainment
Aden Glassman .... set production assistant
Jackie Gonneau .... adr loop group
Ryce Hetherington .... production coordinator
Bridget Hoffman .... adr loop group
Wendy Hoffman .... adr loop group (as Wendy Hoffmann)
Wendy Hoffman .... loop group coordinator (as Wendy Hoffmann)
Arturo D. Hurtado .... assistant chef: Chef Robert Catering
Orlando Hurtado .... chef: Chef Robert Catering
David Hutkin .... divisional manager: ICB Entertainment Finance
Rif Hutton .... adr loop group
Sergio Jimenez .... chef driver: Chef Robert Catering
Alexandra Keen .... head of legal & business affairs: UK, ContentFilm International
Sarah P. Koeppe .... office production assistant
Gary Kurashige .... first aid
Rick Kwak .... executive vice president business & legal affairs: ContentFilm International
Betty Layton .... assistant: Mike Judge
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Norton)
Allison Mella Strina .... business & legal affairs: Costa Abrans & Coate (as Allison J. Mella)
Corey Miner .... craft service
Meghan Mowery .... first assistant accountant
Jonathan Nichols .... adr loop group
Justin Nordin .... set production assistant
Juan Pacheco .... adr loop group
Benjamin R. Reder .... legal advisor: ContentFilm International (as Ben Reder)
Al Rodrigo .... adr loop group
Fadi Sabella .... assistant craft service (as Fadi A. Sabella)
Will Sandoval .... set production assistant
Karen Scarborough .... payroll accountant
John Schmidt .... chief executive officer: ContentFilm International
Mark S. Schneider .... business and legal affairs: Costa Abrams & Coate
Bryan Swarberg .... office production assistant
Shane Sweet .... adr loop group
Vivian Tarn .... senior associate: ICB Entertainment Finance
Bob Weber .... post production accountant
Adam Weinstock .... office production assistant
Andrew Williamson .... set production assistant
Michael Haddad .... craft service (uncredited)
Frederick Keeve .... stand-in: male lead/double (uncredited)
Brent B. Lindley .... researcher (uncredited)
Charles Mulford .... production assistant (uncredited)
Raquel Munoz .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Sam Nainoa .... key set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
James Pi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Neosho Piovo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeremy Walton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Harry White .... Head of Sales (uncredited)
Lorette Bayle .... special thanks
Cyril Drabinski .... special thanks
Al Gaydosh .... special thanks
Robert Harvey .... special thanks (as Bob Harvey)
Derek Reinman .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language, sexual references and some drug use
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | Ireland:16 | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45502)
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Cameo: [Gary Cole]In the first bar scene, Gary Cole (who played Bill Lumbergh in Mike Judge's Office Space (1999)) can be seen in the background, behind Joel and Dean.See more »
Continuity: While Joel and Dean are drinking beers together at a table, the facing of the beer in front of Dean keeps changing between shots.See more »
[first lines]
Guitar Salesman #2:Yeah, it's expensive, but it's sweet. Yeah.
Guitar Salesman #1:Are you familiar with Gibson humbucking pickups at all, or...
Cindy:No, I'm sorry. I actually don't play. It's for my dad for his 50th birthday.
Guitar Salesman #1:That's, that's really sweet.
Cindy:Yeah, my sisters and I are all chipping in, so...
Guitar Salesman #2:Your dad will love these humbuckings. I mean, they really kick ass.
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Character First, What A Novel Concept, 30 May 2010
Author: Colin George from United States

In some sideways alternate universe I'd like to believe Mike Judge is a Judd Apatow or an Edgar Wright, which is to say a modern comedy director whose upcoming projects are actually followed with any degree of anticipation. Of his two previous live-action films, "Office Space," for its flaws, has a special place in my heart and I appreciated "Idiocracy" more than most. So along comes "Extract," a subtle, straightforward comedy about the little things in life. You know, inane neighbors, workplace politics, sexual frustration, male gigolos, and horse tranquilizers.

Okay, maybe it's not all that subtle, but "Extract" is less boisterous than Judge's previous films while retaining their biting, sardonic banter and oddly believable caricatures. Probably the reason the director's work hasn't caught on with mainstream audiences is that their stories and characters are always paramount to their gag writing, which in turn gives them a comparatively low joke-per-minute ratio.

The plot itself isn't as interesting or ambitious as "Office Space" or "Idiocracy" respectively, but the terrific casting and low-key performances keep "Extract" charming even when its story falters. Particular scenes and sequences sag around the middle of the film, and the plot lines never dovetail as well as they probably could, but the narrative, while simple, is strong enough to shield the film from ever becoming an outright bore.

Judge's respect for his storytelling transcends the temptation to pack the film with gimmicky gags or disposable pop culture references, which is refreshing in comparison to the blisteringly unfunny and now highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time, sequel green-lit, "The Hangover." Jason Bateman of "Arrested Development" fame returns as another corporate mogul, though of considerably less affluence than Michael Bluth, and the role, unsurprisingly, fits like a glove. It's not exactly a retread for the actor either, who exhibits an empathetic vulnerability that hasn't existed in his previous roles.

"Extract's" Joel Reynolds is an interesting antithesis to Michael Bluth in that he offers a completely opposite take on the pragmatic modern businessman. Michael is a man who assumes his hardest work has yet to come, where Joel considers his dues paid, and at the outset of the film, is looking to sell his plant and embrace an early retirement. Joel is indicative of Mike Judge's greater analysis of the American working class, and reminiscent also, though not in a derivative sense, of Peter, the protagonist of "Office Space," in that both characters long for a life outside of the workplace. Michael Bluth wants to work; Mike Judge's characters have to work.

The rest of the cast, including Mila Kunis as a con-woman catalyst, J.K. Simmons as name- challenged manager, and Ben Affleck as a worldly hipster doofus, all perform admirably. "Extract" is its cast, and there isn't a bad performance in the bunch.

Judge's latest is a film that really needs to be taken on its own merits. It's a warm, entertaining if unambitious film that may not be as funny as some expect, but is never unfunny, if that makes any sense.

If you're not laughing, it's because the film isn't trying to make you laugh, which is almost a foreign concept in modern comedy and sure to leave some audiences cold. That being said, there isn't much reason to rush out and see the film either. If you're interested in something (somewhat) more mature when "The Hangover 2" hits theaters, "Extract" will make a pretty good rental.

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