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Waydowntown (2000)

R | | Comedy | 25 January 2002 (USA)
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A group of young employees bet a month's salary, winner takes all, on who can last the longest without going outside.

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Gary Burns
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fab Filippo Fab Filippo ... Tom Bennett (as Fabrizio Filippo)
Don McKellar ... Brad
Marya Delver ... Sandra West
Gordon Currie ... Curt Schwin
Tammy Isbell ... Kathy
Tobias Godson Tobias Godson ... Randy
Jennifer Clement ... Vicki Strayhorn
James McBurney James McBurney ... Phil
Derek Flores Derek Flores ... Paul
Xantha Radley ... June
Dan Willmott ... Julian
Judith Buchan Judith Buchan ... Mrs. Drysdale
Michelle Beaudoin ... Anise
Harris Hart Harris Hart ... Mr. Mather
Nick Cleary Nick Cleary ... James
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Storyline

Four young office workers have a bet going to see who can last the longest without going outside. In the maze that is the downtown core of a large city, glass skywalks connect apartment buildings, office towers and shopping malls. Its day 28 of the bet and over the lunch hour, as the office prepares for the company founder's retirement party, things start to seriously unravel. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A belváros mélyén See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,489, 26 November 2000

Gross USA:

$48,333

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,333
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Radio Station CJAY 92 that plays "Start A Rumor Day" throughout the film is a real rock station in Calgary, and those are the stations actual DJs talking, and the phone number that is mentioned (249-CJ92) is the station's phone number. See more »

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When Bradley staples messages to his chest, the padding under his shirt is visible. See more »

Quotes

[Tom is on the phone speaking to who he believes is Curt, but he's really speaking to Brad]
Tom Bennett: Listen, Curt, I'm not saying competition is a bad thing, OK. I mean, certainly it's got its good points. I mean you don't want to turn out like 'Sadly I'm Bradley' or anything.
Brad: Sadly, I'm Bradley.
Tom Bennett: Yeah, it's pretty funny, huh?
Brad: Sadly, I *am* Bradley.
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Connections

References Spider-Man: Up from Nowhere (1970) See more »

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Downtown
(French version)
Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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similar to Office Space, but a little darker
16 November 2004 | by areola14See all my reviews

One of my top 20 movies for sure.

The characters are what make this movie. And the touch or surrealism. The premise is that four coworkers make a bet that whoever is the last to remain inside wins a month's salary. Until then they live their entire lives inside this bubble.

One of my favorite props is that even the smokers can live their entire existence indoors; they smoke in these little tubes inside the building.

Some of the characters are a kleptomaniac boss, a suicidal cubicle slave, a directionless young office worker, and the initiator of the bet, who had succeeded living indoors for something like a year.


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