Office Space (1999)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 29 mins

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In the Initech office, the insecure Peter Gibbons hates his job and the abusive Division VP Bill Lumbergh that has just hired two consultants to downsize the company. His best friends are the software engineers Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar that also hate Initech, and his next door neighbor Lawrence. His girlfriend Anne is cheating on him but she convinces Peter to visit the hypnotherapist Dr. Swanson. Peter tells how miserable his life is and Dr. Swanson hypnotizes him and he goes into a state of ecstasy. However, Dr. Swanson dies immediately after giving the hypnotic suggestion to Peter. He dates the waitress Joanna and changes his attitude in the company, being promoted by the consultants. When he discovers that Michael and Samir will be fired, they decide to plant a virus in the account system to embezzle fraction of cents in each financial operation into Peter's account. However Michael commits a mistake in the software and instead of decimals, they steal a large amount. The desperate trio tries to fix the problem or they will go to prison.
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Cast: David Herman, Jennifer Aniston, Ron Livingston

Crew: Mike Judge (Director), Tim Suhrstedt (Director of Photography), John Frizzell (Music Director)

Rating: M (Australia)

Genres: Comedy

Release Dates: 19 Feb 1999 (India)

Tagline: A comedy from Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butt-head" and co-creator "King of the Hill".

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Did you know? Five people tell Peter about the cover sheet missing from his TPS report: Lumbergh, Portwood, some guy on the phone, and both Michael and Samir at lunch. Read More
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as Michael Bolton
as Joanna
as Peter Gibbons
as Samir Nagheenanajar
as Lawrence
as Bill Lumbergh
as Drew
as Judge
as Dom Portwood
as Bob Slydell
as Nina
as Laura Smykowski
as Steve - Magazine Salesman
as Tom Smykowski
as Mexican Waiter
as Milton Waddams
as Brian - Chotchkie's Waiter


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Unit Production Manager


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Music Director


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1.85:1 (Flat)
A comedy from Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butt-head" and co-creator "King of the Hill".
Work Sucks.
Crew/Equipment Visible
In a scene where Peter disassembles the doorknob to his office, a mark can clearly be seen on the floor when he stops next to the ladder.

Factual Mistake
In a scene where Peter is signing his confession and enclosing the traveler's checks, at least two of the checks have the same number on the top right corner. Obviously different checks, even the same amount, would have a different check number.

Character Error
"Lose" is spelled "Loose" on the "Loose one Turn" square of the Jump to Conclusions mat scene. However, it's only a prototype and a bad one at that.

When Samir, Peter, and Mike beat on the fax machine, the top of it is thrown off in that scene. When the shot changes to Peter and Samir pulling Mike off and back again, the machine's top is back on.

While Peter and Joanna are having lunch at "Flingers" Peter has a glass of water in front of him where the level changes each time the camera goes back to him in the scene, though he never takes a sip.

During Peter's lunch at Flingers scene, his coffee cup moves about between shots.

In a scene where Peter asks Lawrence, "What would you do with a million dollars?" the poster behind Peter's chair moves between shots.

In a scene where Lumbergh is talking to Milton in the basement, after eating his cake, he picks up his coffee cup with his right hand. When he turns to talk to Dom, his coffee cup is in his left hand.

In a scene where Lumbergh is talking to Peter after Peter takes down the wall of his cubicle, the game of Tetris that Peter is playing changes.
Orlando Jones wrote this script based his character on his niece, who would sell Girl Scouts cookies door-to-door with a poor attitude.

Jennifer Aniston's character name is Joanna, which is actually Aniston's own middle name.

All the cars have fictitious generic USA license plates which avoid naming a specific state.

Actually, the taller Bob consultant was wears buckled belts for suspenders. They changed color based on his outfit.

The traffic jam in the opening scene was filmed on W Braker Lane near the Pickle Research Center in Austin, Texas.

Five people tell Peter about the cover sheet missing from his TPS report: Lumbergh, Portwood, some guy on the phone, and both Michael and Samir at lunch.

When Peter arrives at his job during the fire, he pulls up to the fire lane, where the firetruck in the background should be.

Smykowski's Lawyer shares his name with Robert Newhouse, who was a well-known player for the Dallas Cowboys in the '70s-'80s. The team is based in Texas, Mike Judge's home state.