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Working Stiff (2001)

Facing a financial crunch, a beleaguered corporate filmmaker uses the company studio at night to produce an X-rated version of a sexual harassment training video he's shooting during the day.

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Gregory Joyce

Writer:

Gregory Joyce
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sean Vincent Biggins ... Gene Meserve
Maia Tamanakis Maia Tamanakis ... Margaret Sass
Paul D'Amato Paul D'Amato ... Buddy DiMarco
John P. Arnold John P. Arnold ... Mike Kelly
Michele Markarian Michele Markarian ... Paula Rector
Timothy Joseph O'Connor Timothy Joseph O'Connor ... Adult Film Actor 'John'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin L. Bright Kevin L. Bright ... Phil
Deb Cote Deb Cote ... Hattie
Bob Emery Bob Emery
Robert Hines Robert Hines
Leslie Lang Leslie Lang
Leslie Lucia Leslie Lucia
Jeffrey Phillips Jeffrey Phillips ... Lawyer
Todd Poudrier ... Carlson
Steven Ranelli Steven Ranelli ... Smokey
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Set and shot in Boston, Working Stiff is a comedy about a corporate minion who directs training videos for a large corporation. Facing a financial crunch that could cost him his home, he decides to use the company studio to produce an X-rated version of a sexual harassment training video. Written by Greg Joyce <workingpix@aol.com>

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Not your typical day at the office

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Comedy

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Gene Meserve: I just say "action" and people start having sex.
Margaret Sass: If only you'd use your power for good.
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clever indy comedy that deserves wider distribution
8 January 2003 | by wenniksSee all my reviews

We went to see this indy film based on a word of mouth recommendation and

were quite impressed! It is well acted, well written, well directed, well filmed, and a lot of fun. It starts with a good premise about a guy who makes training videos for his company. When he is threatened with losing his apartment unless he can come up with $10k fast, he allows himself to be talked into using the

company video facilities to make a porn film on the sly. Needless to say,

mayhem follows. But it's the clever way the mayhem unfolds and is handled

that makes this film a 'keeper.' There are dozens of hilarious little moments and a nice little love story here.

The cast is populated with actors I've never heard of or seen before, but there wasn't a bad performance in the whole crew. I especially liked the female lead - who I think has the talent and looks to make it big if this movie were to be seen by anybody.

It is a better movie by far than the great majority of major release retreads, sequels, and shoot-em-ups at the cineplex these days. However, it is enjoying a very limited release. I heard that it might go to Sundance. If so, that might get it picked up for more widespread distribution. If not, this clever little film might just die of obscurity. Too bad.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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