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In the Company of Men (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 August 1997 (USA)
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Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.

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(as Neil Labute)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chad
... Christine
... Howard
Michael Martin ... Co-worker #1
Mark Rector ... John
Chris Hayes ... Co-worker #2
Jason Dixie ... Intern
Emily Cline ... Suzanne
Roxanne Butler ... Flight attendant
Tahirah Essix ... Traveler
Julia Henkel ... Traveler
Sara Pauley ... Traveler
Cheryl Russell ... Traveler
Jasen Savage ... Traveler / Bank patron
Lynette Smith ... Traveler
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Storyline

Two junior executives on a six week business trip, both of whom have been recently hurt by women, devise a horrible plan to get even with women for their past hurts: They intend to find, romance, and then dump a vulnerable woman. They choose Cristine, and for a while all goes according to plan. However, it soon becomes clear that things are not as simple as they think. Written by <mbwrite@pipeline.com>

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Are all men bastards...or just misunderstood?

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and emotional abuse | See all certifications »

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En compagnie des hommes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,006, 3 August 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,856,622, 12 October 1997
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According to writer-director Neil LaBute, his script began with the line "Let's hurt somebody" and developed from there. See more »

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Chad: Never lose control, that's the key.
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Version of La discrète (1990) See more »

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This film is not a comedy!
15 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

When I rented this film I had heard a lot of good things about it. I also heard that it was a comedy. It was in the comedy section. It was promoted as a comedy. IT WAS NOT A COMEDY! This is a very serious film that is sometimes very difficult to watch. Moreover, the ending is very depressing. Eckhart plays the biggest jerk in the history of film. A good movie that you will probably not enjoy watching.


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