A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.


Mark Williams


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... Dane Jensen
Gretchen Mol ... Elise
Alison Brie ... Lynn
Anupam Kher ... Dr. Singh
Alfred Molina ... Lou Wheeler
Willem Dafoe ... Ed Blackridge
Dylan Roberts Dylan Roberts ... Bob
Dustin Milligan ... Sumner
Maxwell Jenkins ... Ryan
Julia Butters ... Lauren
Mimi Kuzyk ... Bernadine
Dwain Murphy ... Antoine
Kathleen Munroe ... Toni
Jess Berry ... Dottie
Tim Hopper Tim Hopper ... Tommy


As the boss (Willem Dafoe) of a Chicago-based headhunter prepares to retire, Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler), who works at the Blackridge Recruiting agency arranging jobs for engineers, vies to achieve his longtime goal of taking over the company going head-to-head with his ambitious rival, Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, Dane's 10-year-old son, Ryan (Maxwell Jenkins), is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and his professional priorities at work and personal priorities at home begin to clash with one another. Written by LuzerneCountySheriff

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Brings Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe together again for the first time since Spider-Man 2 (2004). See more »


[first lines]
Dane Jensen: [narrating] I am a headhunter and I am the purest form of salesman alive. I sell the American dream. I make money out of thin air, smoke, whole cloth. I stand on the shoulders of giants, the hardest of hardened salesmen. Tin men, Bible salesmen, slum realtors. We're a wolf pack of commissioned phone jockeys working 70 hours a week without a net. You hit, you hit big. You blank, and the repo man's tailgating the minivan at the grocery store. This job is a desk, a phone, a chair, and ...
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References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »


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Everyone should watch this movie to learn the important lesson of life before it late .
11 November 2017 | by zackeirSee all my reviews

Living so busy in life and very limited for family, this movie reminds us that job and money should,t be the priority in our life. The family are what really matters in our real life and we should give time to the family before its late. acting, writing, romance, music, score, and camera, work is excellent and everyone should watch the movie to learn this important lesson before it late for us.

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28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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