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In Good Company (2004)

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A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter.

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Paul Weitz

Writer:

Paul Weitz
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Dan
Topher Grace ... Carter
Scarlett Johansson ... Alex
Marg Helgenberger ... Ann
David Paymer ... Morty
Clark Gregg ... Steckle
Philip Baker Hall ... Eugene Kalb
Selma Blair ... Kimberly
Frankie Faison ... Corwin
Ty Burrell ... Enrique Colon
Kevin Chapman ... Lou
Amy Aquino ... Alicia
Zena Grey ... Jana
Colleen Camp ... Receptionist
Lauren Tom ... Obstetrician
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Storyline

Dan is a 51 year old executive who learns that his company is being restructured and he is being demoted. Carter, who is 26, replaces him. Dan who has two teenage daughters with another on the way, decides to suck it up and work for Carter. Dan and Carter's working relationship is tested when Carter begins a relationship with Alex, who is Dan's daughter. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He's rich, young and handsome. He's in love with you and he's your dad's boss.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Synergy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$151,750, 2 January 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,489,752, 13 March 2005
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The studio wanted someone from the cast of That '70s Show (1998) for the role of Carter and had originally given it to Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher dropped out due to creative differences, and Topher Grace auditioned and got the part. Grace had auditioned four times for the role, and had to convince producer Paul Weitz that he was right for the role, by highlighting his raising by his father, a businessman with sharp negotiation skills. See more »

Goofs

When Carter is calling his wife while on his treadmill, his wedding ring is on his right hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anchorwoman: After months of speculation, analysts expect an announcement this week that GlobeCom International will acquire Waterman Publishing and its flagship magazine, Sports America. The man at the helm of GlobeCom, billionaire media magnate Teddy K., has been on a spending spree recently, acquiring a food service company, a cable operator, and two telecommunications providers in deals totaling more than $13 billion. And how did one lucky ferret owner come to own the largest dog treat ...
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Referenced in Psych: Mr. Yin Presents (2010) See more »

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Sunset Soon Forgotten
Written by Sam Beam
Performed by Iron & Wine
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Reminds me of Good Will Hunting
16 December 2004 | by LSmith-29See all my reviews

Honest. Unpredictable... not neat and tidy like many romantic comedies. Outside of one Steely Dan song, the soundtrack makes the movie feel a bit slow-- however... the one liners make up for it. Carter (Grace) has one line to Alex (Johannson) while in her dorm room that is just awesome... think As Good as it Gets awesome... will purchase this one... It had a Good Will Hunting (one of my faves) feel to it... those are rare. Great date movie as well. It is more than a renter. See this one in the theater. Simply put, a great flick. It is so often that one (me anyway) sits in a theater able to predict the next line, action, etc. It is refreshing to walk away satisfied with an ending one could not have guessed.


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