When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with.Written by
The trailer indicates or shows that Joe Scheffer is the Director of Internal Communications before the incident occurred in the parking lot but this is not actually true in the theatrical release of the movie as Joe Scheffer did not become the Director of Internal Communications until afterwards. See more »
Joe and Pat walk out of the building carrying umbrellas. Though everything is wet, you won't see any droplets in the puddles, nor on his tan pants or blue shirt. See more »
That's Mark McKinney! He's a seven-year employee. W-what's he doing in the ten-year lot?
Maybe he's gonna stand around for another three years.
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This film contains a nice little blend of comedy,and heart touching warmth,with Tim Allen starring as a somewhat meek and timid office executive,who often gets stepped on and overlooked.After getting knocked down by the company bully in front of his young daughter,he decides to toughen up and make the world take notice.This is a cute story with a good message about not forgetting the most important things in life. This isn't Tim Allen's best effort,but the film is watchable enough. Lending good support are Jim Belushi as an ex-movie actor/martial arts instructor,and Julie Bowen,who always seems to lend a nice touch to a film(I recalled her from Happy Gilmore),as the love interest.Good film,but don't look for greatness.
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