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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 ... Max
Nicholas Vukasovich ... Ray
Jennifer Grace Farmer ... Ms. Anderson
James Cooney ... Pete Miller
Eli Goodman ... Greg
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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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The hand sanitizer placed on the table during the interview scenes was Malcolm McDowell's idea. McDowell's agent read the script and suggested that McDowell 'wash his hands' of any involvement with the film. 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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Mini-Saw, but less entertaining
11 November 2019 | by robertemeraldSee all my reviews

The Employer is a highly professional production, with great actors, good lighting and even a decent script. It's the story that's a little lame. We've seen it before, in Cube, in Saw and several others. In this movie, however, there's less intrigue, less tension, and none of the mechanical sophistication that makes Cube and Saw movies such a delight. I did enjoy it, true, as it has just enough suspense in its horrible premise to keep the viewer interested, but I'd recommend other movies before this one. Mind you, there are are so many movies of this ilk now that it would have to be considered a genre, like zombie, vampire or teen slasher movies. So, perhaps I do recommend it, particularly if you are a lover of this new genre. If that's the case then The Employer will be important viewing, as it it best illustrates what can be done on a bare minimum.


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