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Waydowntown (2000)

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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
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fab Filippo Fab Filippo ... Tom Bennett (as Fabrizio Filippo)
Don McKellar ... Brad
Marya Delver 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:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,240, 27 January 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,583, 2 June 2002
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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As the movie progresses, Tom Bennett's shirt and tie change colors. See more »

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

Quotes

Randy: I'm sick of five. It's a poor man's three.
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References Spider-Man: Up from Nowhere (1970) See more »

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Devil Doll
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Performed by Straight
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If you've ever worked in a cubicle, you've got to see this film.
24 July 2002 | by MorgaineSSee all my reviews

I'm going to be honest. I saw Fab Filippo on Queer As Folk and wanted to check out some of his other work. Yeah, he's gorgeous, but that isn't the only thing I liked about this movie. It's so funny, and so well done that it has become one of my favorite indie films. If you've ever had to work in a cubicle and felt like a rat in a maze; if you've ever had co-workers you were sure would be starring in a hostage negotiation; If you've ever let someone continue to call you by the wrong name because it's just easier, WayDownTown is about YOU. The bet that these 4 co-workers have undertaken requires that they stay indoors for 24 days and counting. Their voluntary confinement combined with that all-too-familiar daily grind has resulted in a wicked sort of "mall buzz". Tom (played to absolute perfection by Filippo) carries the movie along with running narration that we hear as he tries to multi-task while stoned. He runs into an assortment of difficult people and to make matters worse, he's starting to hallucinate. The head trips he's pulled on the other 3 involved in the bet are taking full effect and we gradually watch them all come unglued in situations that are funny because of their familiarity. The movie does a great job of making one day run into the next, just like real life. What color is his tie? What color is her sweater? Wait wasn't he wearing a blue shirt? The colors in the movie are used to enhance the stifling artificiality of the office and the attached mall. You won't be able to resist trying to figure out who the Bradley in your office is...


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