5.4/10
1,915
34 user 31 critic

Company Man (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 May 2000 (France)
Trailer
1:51 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
A high school teacher in the 60s becomes an international spy and becomes involved in a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins
Last Laugh (TV Movie 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A manager of a comedy club is threatened with eviction by an ex-girlfriend he mistreated. There are cameos and jokes.

Director: Jeff Mazzola
Stars: Ray Garvey, Vincent Pastore, Tony Darrow
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Greg Stebner, Woody Allen, John Tormey
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Téa Leoni, Bob Dorian
Tamara Drewe (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper
Panic (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.

Director: Henry Bromell
Stars: William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, John Ritter
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich
Bulletproof (1996)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship, when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Many years later, the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker
6 Bullets (2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman
The Big Hit (1998)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.

Director: Kirk Wong
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate
Life of Crime (2013)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Director: Daniel Schechter
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Guilfoyle ... Officer Hickle
Jeffrey Jones ... Sen. Biggs
Reathel Bean Reathel Bean ... Sen. Farwood
Harriet Koppel Harriet Koppel ... Stenographer
Douglas McGrath ... Alan Quimp
Sigourney Weaver ... Daisy Quimp
Terry Beaver Terry Beaver ... Mr. Judge
Sean Dugan ... Skull and Bones Waiter
Grant Walden Grant Walden ... Older Man
Nathan Dean Nathan Dean ... Younger Man
John Randolph Jones ... Fobbs
Ryan Phillippe ... Petrov
Kim Merrill Kim Merrill ... Woman in Line
Merwin Goldsmith ... Mr. Brisk
Heather Matarazzo ... Nora
Edit

Storyline

A high school teacher in the 60s becomes an international spy and becomes involved in a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Devious Dictator, a Top Secret Mission, and the Perfect Spies to screw it up. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and drug content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Botcsinálta ügynök See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,743, 11 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$146,028, 6 May 2001
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This went straight to DVD in the UK. See more »

Goofs

When Alan first lands in Cuba in the late 1950s, he flies in on a Cessna Caravan, an aircraft that didn't take its first flight until 1982. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Quimp: [after losing all of her hair] Oh my God! I look like an Oscar!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Several scenes are interspersed during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Our Man in Havana (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Entre Risas Copas Y Discos
Written by Severino Ramos Betancourt
Performed by Leo Marini con La Sonora Matancera
Courtesy of PCM Records
By Arrangement with Hacate Entertainment Group, LLC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
CIA (and bad grammar), Beware!
7 June 2005 | by augustdragonSee all my reviews

Did you know you could get a double agent to confess merely by spending the day correcting his grammar? Neither did I, until I saw this movie.

Douglas McGrath (who also co-wrote and co-directed) is Allen Quimp (yup, rhymes with "wimp"), a nerdy high-school grammar - and sometimes driver's ed - teacher in 1950's America. His over-achieving family think he's a loser and don't understand his all-consuming dream to rid the world of bad grammar. So, one day he tells his father-in-law a little white lie: he's really an agent with the CIA. Pretty soon the whole community knows, including a visiting Russian ballet star (Ryan Phillipe), who wants to defect- to Quimp! One thing leads to another, and the CIA ends up really recruiting Quimp and sending him to Cuba, where he roots out the double agent, becomes involved in several plots to assassinate (or at least humiliate) Castro, and becomes a DJ, playing songs that the CIA take as a coded request to invade the Bay of Pigs.

Never quite "sidesplittingly funny," as the back of the box boasts, but mildly amusing and watchable, with the "mongoose in my shorts" bit being probably the funniest scene in the movie; coming in at a close second is Alan Cumming's rendition of "Diamonds Are a Boy's Best Friend" (don't ask!).

Worth watching mainly for the performances. McGrath is likable as the clueless Quimp; Sigourney Weaver is perfect as Quimp's over-bearing and social-climbing wife. Alan Cumming doesn't seem to have much to do in his scenes, but makes the most of them, amusingly bringing to life his "I-can't-believe-this-guy-was-a-Cuban-dictator" character. John Turturro's character is easily the funniest - an agent who's gone a bit around-the-bend and become a raving lunatic bent on assassinating Fidel Castro- played by Anthony LaPaglia, who wins the "most unlikely casting" prize- which is not to say it wasn't a good choice! Amusing and likable, but never hilarious. This one goes somewhere in the grey area between C+ and B-. (Or two and a quarter stars out of four.)


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed