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American Job (1996)

American Job is a narrative film about Randy Scott, a youth caught in the dismal confusion of living and working in the world of minimum wage. American Job follows main character Randy ... See full summary »

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Randy Russell ... The American Worker
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American Job is a narrative film about Randy Scott, a youth caught in the dismal confusion of living and working in the world of minimum wage. American Job follows main character Randy Scott through a number of low wage jobs: factory worker, fast food dishwasher, third shift inventory specialist, motel room custodian and telemarketer. We live with Randy through these jobs and witness the pain, absurdity and sheer boredom of minimum wage work. Written by Tuxlie

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A funny and sometimes disturbing look at the American workplace.
5 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Some people might find this movie boring. The way todays movies are made, full of action and one line jabs, most people cant sit through something as steadily intelligent as AMERICAN JOB. The movie chronicles a small town nobody and his escapades through various meaningless jobs. It is so refreshing to have a leading character not be a loudmouth , for this small town nobody leads the audience through the movie without adding too much, rather to let them experience his situation along with him. This movie is smart, it is funny, and shows that you don't need millions of dollars to put together a good movie.


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