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What goes around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross).

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J.B. Rogers (as James B. Rogers)

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Dan Callahan (screenplay by), Dan Callahan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Vartan ... Rodney McAdams
Sean Astin ... Mike
David Cross ... Ken Castro
Celia Weston ... Jane
Sara Foster ... Jennifer
Ron White ... Earl Frank
Constance Zimmer ... Elizabeth Holland
Patrick St. Esprit ... JR Daniels
Cleo King ... Betty
Jill Bartlett ... Tina
Cathy Shim ... Olivia
Jay Johnston ... Kline
George Back George Back ... O'Donnell
Robert Klein ... Bob Farrell
Billy West ... Robert Reilly
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What goes around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross).

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film takes place in Detroit. Real Detroit television station WJBK (FOX 2) covered the secretary strike, and Kenny is shown reading real Detroit newspaper the Detroit Free Press. See more »

Goofs

Earl smokes in his office. The film takes place in Detroit and smoking in all workplaces was banned in Michigan in 2009. See more »

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Harden Up
Performed By Madison Haze
Written by A. Thorne and Mike Newport
Courtesy of Native Tongue Music
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
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A secret gem of a film
24 October 2014 | by ollyrusselSee all my reviews

Upon stumbling across this film on Netflix and knowing Michael Vartan from Alias I thought I'd give this a go - very glad I did. Not only was it a solid comedy film, but it had some heart too.

The key lies in a situation a lot of people can relate to. The annoying guy at work, the differences between different jobs and ultimately the redeeming quality of revenge. I haven't laughed so much since American Pie (showing my age) but it's a very good film with solid, funny writing and situational comedy. The acting is admirable, especially the comic timing from Vartan, and it's simply a fun film to watch.

If you like Office Space, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this too.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

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Dearborn, Michigan, USA See more »

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