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Haiku Tunnel (2001)

R | | Comedy | 22 January 2001 (USA)
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Josh has an offer to "go perm" at his employer and the first task is to mail 17 high priority letters....something that seems a little difficult to do.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Josh Kornbluth
... Bob 'Bob' Shelby
Sarah Overman ... Julie Faustino
Leah Alperin ... Temp #1
... Temp #2
Stephen Muller ... Temp #3
Linda Norton ... Temp #4
Helen Shumaker ... Marlina D'Amore
Amy Resnick ... Mindy
Brian Thorstenson ... Clifford
... DaVonne (as June Lomena)
Joanne Evangelista ... Caryl
Jennifer Laske ... Helen the Ex-Girlfriend
... Helen the Ex-Secretary
Joe Bellan ... Jimmy the Mail Clerk
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Storyline

Haiku Tunnel is a frenetic office comedy about a neurotic male secretary who is a terrific temp but a horrible perm. When his new boss (a tax attorney who just may be Satan) gives him 17 very important letters to mail out, he doesn't, and the ensuing complications bring him face-to-face with a lifetime of personal demons. Written by Anonymous

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An office comedy

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Comedy

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Rated R for language and some sexuality

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22 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I'm Just a Secretary  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,386, 16 September 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$251,058, 30 December 2001
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Trivia

The director's lack of frog anatomy knowledge resulted in the eyeglasses for the frog eventually being jury-rigged with a paper clip and rubber band. See more »

Goofs

When going through the instructions left for Helen, Joshua says it is "Eleven and a half single-spaced pages", but the document is double-spaced. See more »

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Bob 'Bob' Shelby: Go back to your desk. Settle down. Focus. And catch up.
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No frogs were harmed in the making of this motion picture See more »

Connections

Features Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) See more »

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Snowball In Hell
Written by They Might Be Giants
Performed by They Might Be Giants
Published by They Might Be Giants Music (ASCAP)
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Weird, funny, fresh. I loved it!

While this film has its moments of "corporate spoof," I wouldn't say that's its main thrust. Haiku Tunnel reminds me more of The Critic, in that it seems to exist in its own universe. The cleverness of the writing brought me right into that universe, all the while knowing that the very surreal atmosphere in this guy's world was a near guarantee that everything would turn out okay. After a stressful work week myself, this was the perfect relief.

I would say I recommend this to the whole wide world, but judging from the other reviews here that would be silly. Some folks got into the humor, some did not. I must say I'm getting close to NOT reading the reviews of movies I loved, because the reviews are tending towards cruel. Haiku Tunnel does not deserve such treatment. And please, if you don't bother to watch a film all the way through, why bother reviewing it at all? I'm mystified.

Go with your instinct here, folks. It's obviously not for everyone, but I gave it a 10.


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