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The Job (2009)

A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.


Shem Bitterman


Shem Bitterman (screenplay), Shem Bitterman (play)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick John Flueger ... Bubba (as Patrick Flueger)
Ron Perlman ... Jim
Taryn Manning ... Joy
Joe Pantoliano ... Perriman
Mark Harelik ... Martin
Gregory Itzin ... Mr. D
Katie Lowes ... Connie
Joe Gerety Joe Gerety ... Man #1
Andrew Elvis Miller ... Man #2
Jack Kehler ... Zeke
Jack Goshay Jack Goshay ... Boy in Park
Annette Sinclair Annette Sinclair ... Soap Actress Mom
Emily Scherrer Emily Scherrer ... Eleven Year Old Joy (as Emily Helman Scherrer)
Janalee Keegstra Janalee Keegstra ... Trish
Steven Goldsmith Steven Goldsmith ... Tiny


A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.

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Killer instincts wanted.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violent content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hullagyártó See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA


Box Office


$3,100,000 (estimated)
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Kiki Goshay Productions See more »
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Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by the UniqueTracks Radio Orchestra
Recordings licensed from the UniqueTracks Production Music Library Inc.
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It took me 3 viewings to finish this one
14 February 2012 | by ck10101980See all my reviews

Watch this if...you want a movie to spark your interest and then slowly put you to sleep.

Acting/Casting: 5* - I love Ron Perlman and without his acting and character in this movie, this could have been much worse. Nothing else to talk about but average acting by an overall average cast.

Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 4* - The directing is nothing to brag about in this film. It doesn't appear to have a clear ending in mind and leaves the audience wondering why they wasted their time with such a pointless and unsatisfying film. I did like a few of the scenes where they incorporate stories into the puzzle, but not much else.

Plot/Characters: 2* - Wow. Since there was not much of a plot, there isn't much to say. A down on his luck guy is offered money to euthanize a man by choking him, but in the meantime struggles with the notion and falls in love with a waitress along the way.

Entertainment Value: 3* - As I said, I feel asleep three times while trying to get through this movie. The beginning grabs your interest and the ending lets you down. The in between isn't that entertaining either.

My Score: 5+4+2+3 = 14/4 = 3.5

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