In the Initech office, the insecure Peter Gibbons hates his job and the obnoxious Division VP Bill Lumbergh who has just hired two efficiency consultants to downsize the company. His best friends are two software engineers Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar, that also hate Initech, and his intrusive next door neighbor Lawrence. He believes his girlfriend Anne is cheating on him but she convinces Peter to visit the hypnotherapist Dr. Swanson. Peter tells how miserable his life is and Dr. Swanson hypnotizes him and he goes into a state of ecstasy. However, Dr. Swanson dies immediately after giving the hypnotic suggestion to Peter. Peter, in his new state, starts to date the waitress Joanna and changes his attitude which results in his being promoted by the consultants. When he discovers that Michael and Samir will be downsized, they decide to plant a virus in the banking system to embezzle fraction of cents on each financial operation into Peter's account. However Michael commits a ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The script originally described Michael Bolton as a "no-singing asshole," but the line was changed because it suggested that he didn't sing his own music. David Herman came up with "no-talent ass clown" instead. See more »
When Peter gets a phone call about his missing cover letter. The Avaya 8410D has 7 ring tones, the one in the movie is not one of them. See more »
Peter Gibbons, you've led a trite and meaningless life. And you're a very bad person.
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Credits begin with outtakes featuring various actors from the movie. See more »
The theatrical release of the film features the soundtrack in different sequence than the DVD release of the film. See more »
Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee
Written by Canibus (as Germaine Williams) and Salaam Remi (as S. Remi Gibbs)
Performed by Canibus with Biz Markie
Produced by Salaam Remi (as Salaam Remi Gibbs) for Dashiki Productions, Inc.
Contains portions of "Take This Job and Shove It" (1974), Written by David Allan Coe
Canibus performs courtesy of Universal Records, Inc. See more »
Um yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and sort of rate this one a 9
If you work in a cube, and love satire, this is your movie! Those who would slam it probably do not get it and that's fine but those of us who do will see it multiple times. This movie does for office workers what "This Is Spinal Tap" did for musicians. That means it may not be a movie for everyone but for those chosen ones, it means getting together with friends a couple of times a year to enjoy a classic and quote it constantly on those other 363 days when they're not watching it! If you are a cube dweller, then I need you to go ahead and check out this movie, uh that would be great. I too rated it a 9 because of the gangster-rap soundtrack. Save for that, I would've gone ahead and rated it a 10.
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