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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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... The Employer
... James Harris
... Sandra Turner
... Keith Caverns
... Mike Drake
... Billie Lewis (as Katerina Mikailenko)
... Alan
... Maggie Jordan
Daniel Aldema ... Ted Simpson
... Dom
... Max
... Ray
... Ms. Anderson
... Pete Miller
... 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 phone number from the waitress that James has in his pocket is actually a Philadelphia area prank number for "Outsource a Friendship to India". It is part of a series of fake numbers that it's suggested women give out to men they don't want anything to do with. See more »

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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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A Wicked Tale of Business Hiring Practises
1 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Merle does an excellent job of synthesizing both drama and suspense to create one of the most interesting movies I've seen in a very long time. We're lead to believe that its characters don't meet by chance, there's a real reason behind the sinister plot that encourages a vicious, dramatic performance.

We're lulled in slowly, as we discover the real reason the characters are there, what they were doing the night before, and the lengths they would go to acquire their position in the company. A lot of movies out there try to deal with the concept of Darwinism and natural selection, surely, but what happens when the business world adopts that mentality? Hasn't it already adopted that worldview? Success and profit mean everything, by whatever means necessary.

The Employer is a fascinating story of human psychology, ethics and the latent animalism that lurks within us all. Seemingly ordinary people whose one goal right now is to become millionaires are put side-by-side to uncover one of the most startling revelations--if that were me, I'd have done what they did. We watch as a spectators, but we're really watching ourselves--this is exactly what we would do if we were forced in these circumstances.

What're you waiting for? If you think Tom Cruise's Collateral had the natural selection argument, wait till you see The Employer.

Let's get hired!


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