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Employee of the Month (2004)

It just isn't David's day. First he gets fired at the bank, then his fiancee breaks up and throws him out of the house. The bank gets robbed and he gets shot. Twists follow.

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Mitch Rouse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... David Walsh
Steve Zahn ... Jack
Christina Applegate ... Sara Goodwin
Andrea Bendewald ... Wendy
Jay Leggett ... Dorff
David Pasquesi ... Kyle Lacopa
Peter Jason ... Bill Gartin
Paul Dooley ... Reverend Ben Goodwin
Noel Gugliemi ... Chicken (as Noel Guglielmi)
Dave Foley ... Eric
Renee Albert ... Martha
Enrique Almeida Enrique Almeida ... Ruben
Mark Beltzman ... Hank
Brian Blondell Brian Blondell ... Paulo, the Waiter
John Timothy Botka John Timothy Botka ... Yuppie
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Storyline

"Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, but the opposite occurs when bank robberies and millions of dollars become part of his day from hell. Written by Anonymous

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Things are not always what they seem. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akire büszkék vagyunk! - A hónap dolgozója See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "founding grandfather" depicted in the giant oil painting in the bank president's office (that David Walsh comments on and, later, urinates on) is Del Close, a beloved Second City theater icon who died in 1999. Close is also thanked in the credits. See more »

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The picture David's boss turns down while he is firing him pops back up before the end of the scene. See more »

Quotes

[in the sauna]
Jack: You ever watch figure skating, man?
David Walsh: Please don't talk. I've got a lot on my mind.
Jack: I'm not into the sushi, but Michelle Kwan...
David Walsh: What are you doing? Can we just sit here and not talk? Can we do that? Let's just try and do that.
Jack: ...I'd suck sake out of her ass in front of my grandmother.
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Scenes explaining various plot gaps are shown as credits roll. See more »

Connections

References The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lunch Function
Written by Paul Cassella and Austin Hall
Published by Shabloo Music
Performed by 8th Grade
Courtesy of GrooveGrass Recordings
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Pretty damn good but falls like a house of cards at the end.
18 February 2006 | by dilbertsupermanSee all my reviews

This movie is really pretty damn good right up until the last 10 minutes where we really spin out into ridiculous attempts to tie up every single plot string in under 10 minutes. The pace at which all the story lines come to an end is jarring to say the least and very unrealistic, improbable and - a gyp.

But I would recommend this movie because right up until that point it's a fun ride with great chemistry and casting of all the players. Dillon is a bank employee hoping for a raise on his upcoming review and looking forward to marrying his live-in girlfriend. This feels like an indie film but it's a bit too clever clever for it's own good.

Steve Zahn has some really awesome moments in this movie when he is ripping on everyone within talking distance of his character. His delivery was perfect. You will notice one of the actors from Kids in The Hall fame- his part matches what he is good at, that was an excellent casting choice as well.

So even though the script fumbles at the end, all the other parts of the movie work well.


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