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Writer (WGA):
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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. 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 .... sound 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 .... sound 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 Lane .... stunts
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 .... 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)
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
Kandice Billingsley .... assistant location manager
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
Michael G. Cruz .... assistant location manager (as Michael Cruz)
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)
Ralph B. Meyer .... location manager
Corey Miner .... craft service
Meghan Mowery .... first assistant accountant
Jonathan Nichols .... adr loop group
Justin Nordin .... set production assistant
Juan Pacheco .... adr loop group
Matthew Prisk .... assistant location manager
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
Caleb Duffy .... location scout (uncredited)
Michael Haddad .... craft service (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)
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
USA:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA (2010) | 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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Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Mike Judge]Factory floor worker Jim.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Joel:If I don't get home before 8, she puts on the sweatpants.
Joel:And once the sweatpants are on, I get nothing.
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Movie Connections:
References "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I)See more »
She's All I GotSee more »


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81 out of 124 people found the following review useful.
A comedy that really doesn't know what kind it wants to be., 4 September 2009
Author: The_Amazing_Spy_Rises from United States

Awkward situational humor has really been the staple of all of Mike Judge's films and TV ventures (besides the immortal Beavis and Butthead), and his latest effort, "Extract", is really no different. The viewer, I'm guessing, is supposed to laugh at these situations and just take it from there, allowing the actors to feel around. This takes the emphasis off the actors and more on the story, and therein lies the problem. "Extract" is a comedy built for one thing and written for another, and in the end, it becomes a mildly, yet forgettable movie.

"Extract" is so obviously written to be the next "Office Space", which will forever remain Judge's crown jewel as far as films go. The situations are awkwardly funny, yet there really doesn't seem to be a balance to most of it. Judge's newest is rather repetitive in its approach - Joel goes to work, is unhappy. Joel comes home, is interrupted by his annoying neighbor. Joel goes to the bar. Ben Affleck says something witty. Mila Kunis looks hot. The film continues down this path aimlessly, not really offering to build up any suspense as to what could happen with our characters, until a really useless event in the plot causes the movie to end. It experiments with a bit of character development in the lead role of Joel, but everyone else is either a cliché, someone who is not worth developing, or a plot device.

You'll notice that I said the film is written to be an awkward situational comedy, and it clearly is - however, the comedians cast in parts are not really meant for these kind of roles. For some (Jason Bateman, Dustin Milligan), it works and they fit their characters well. For others (Mila Kunis, Clifton Collins Jr.), both actor and character seem out of place, like they belong in a more slapstick or more vulgar and/or stereotypical comedy. The real plus comes from Ben Affleck, who is hilarious just about every time he graces us with his presence, while Kristen Wiig is VASTLY underused. Clifton Collins Jr. is great as well, while Mila Kunis is almost as out of place as she was in "Max Payne". If anything, this film has the most random cameo of all time from Gene Simmons.

Maybe Judge has lost his touch, though I doubt that, because he has a great cameo in the film as well...but his writing is done in a way that it feels like he's building up to one huge punchline that never comes. Don't get me wrong, most people will have a few chuckles and smiles at "Extract", but with Judge's name on it, you'd expect it to be a bit better than the occasional laugh and grin. It doesn't know whether to be absurd, as some characters and jokes are, or the awkward comedy that Judge is so great at doing.

To put it simple, "Extract" lacks the strength of plot, relatability, and character development that Judge's previous works have had. Joel is no Peter from "Office Space". Ben Affleck's character, an obvious rehash of Deidrich Bader's character from the same movie, is the one saving grace, and even he isn't good enough to stop this from becoming nothing more than a mediocre comedy that's best saved for a DVD rental.

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