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Human Error (2004)

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Comedy where two men leave their lives behind for new jobs--at a corporation which exists in an animated world--and are pitted against one another by their scheming, insecure manager.

Director:

Robert M. Young

Writers:

Richard Dresser (play), Richard Dresser (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Caroline Ashley ... Catherine
Xander Berkeley ... Hanrahan
Tom Bower ... Merkin
Sarah Clarke ... Company Spokesperson
Robert Knott ... Dobbitt
Michael D. Olmos ... Factory Worker
Mico Olmos Mico Olmos ... Factory Worker
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Comedy where two men leave their lives behind for new jobs--at a corporation which exists in an animated world--and are pitted against one another by their scheming, insecure manager.

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Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Human Error See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Like an evening of brilliant and provocative theater, this film is original, creative, sophisticated, and full of literary and visual inventiveness.
19 October 2006 | by donaldino10See all my reviews

I liked this immensely--for its originality, its creative style, its literary and visual inventiveness, and, finally, its sophistication. It was not only the best film I saw (out of 60 films) at Sundance 2004, but it also ranked in my top 5 (among some 800 films) for the entire year. According to the director, who attended the Sundance Festival screening, pre-production had gone on for a total of 7 years, finding the proper cast, locations, and so on. Finally, after trying such locations as Puerto Rico, etc., they finally ended up on a studio stage in Colorado. In addition, coming up with actors that simply could not be better in these roles, then bringing in computer- graphics specialists (mainly an extremely talented 23-year-old newcomer named Chris, and experimenting not only with the special "look" of the film but also with different kinds of music, the director and his crew have produced a remarkable and memorable tour de force--really one of a kind--yet delightfully reminiscent of Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, and Samuel Beckett all put together! Bravo for near-octogenarian Robert M. Young. He's made a brilliant contemporary classic!


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