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The Employer (2013)

TV-MA | | Thriller | 7 June 2013 (USA)
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Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and drugged. The next day, they wake up trapped together in a locked room without any hope of escape.

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Frank Merle

Writer:

Frank Merle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... The Employer
David Dastmalchian ... James Harris
Paige Howard ... Sandra Turner
Michael DeLorenzo ... Keith Caverns
Matthew Willig ... Mike Drake
Katerina Kopel ... Billie Lewis (as Katerina Mikailenko)
Billy Zane ... Alan
Nicki Aycox ... Maggie Jordan
Daniel Aldema Daniel Aldema ... Ted Simpson
Mark Alexander Herz ... Dom
Bryan Hanna Bryan Hanna ... Max
Nicholas Vukasovich ... Ray
Jennifer Grace Farmer ... Ms. Anderson
James Cooney ... Pete Miller
Eli Goodman ... Greg
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Storyline

Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and drugged. The next day, they wake up trapped together in a locked room without any hope of escape. Soon the true nature of their situation is revealed when they receive a phone call from the mysterious CEO of Carcharias, known only as The Employer. He informs them that they are about to experience the final interview, but it's not at all what they were expecting. Written by Hyrax Entertainment

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Apart from McDowell and Zane, the director selected the remaining lead actors for this film using the precise method employed in the plot. After an hour locked in the green room, David Dastmalchian emerged covered in his former colleagues' blood and a fine memorisation of his lines in the script. See more »

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[first lines]
Man: Look, look, I did it. I pulled this out of the wall. Come on! We can both do this, we can get out of here. Come on!
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Entertaining, yet disappointing
21 September 2014 | by valsna-885-781431See all my reviews

I was quite enthusiastic of watching this movie when I learned of it. The plot reminded me heavily of a similar movie titled Exam. Thus, I was expecting a similarly thrilling emotional and psychological ride. I did not receive it.

While the movie was entertaining to watch, I could not be helped but be irritated by some of the most illogical actions the characters took given their seemingly high intelligence. Overall, I could pretty much guess what would happen next and the ending was very very disappointing. I could think of at least three different endings that would have been much more intriguing, plot-twisting and unexpected.

To sum up, entertaining for while it runs on the screen, but nothing mind-blowing and leaves you rather frustrated at the end.


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Country:

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Language:

English

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7 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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