DVD 89 mins IMDB 7.7 (35,012 votes)
R
Office Space
20th Century Fox (1999)
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#78

My Rating:
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(2002 )
Comedy
USA  /  English

Ron Livingston Peter Gibbons
Jennifer Aniston Joanna
Ajay Naidu Samir Nagheenanajar
David Herman Michael Bolton
Gary Cole Bill Lumbergh
Stephen Root Milton Waddams
Richard Riehle Tom Smykowski
Alexandra Wentworth Anne
Joe Bays Dom Portwood
John C. McGinley Bob Slydell
Diedrich Bader Lawrence
Paul Willson Bob Porter
Kinna McInroe Nina
Todd Duffey Brian, Chotchkie's Waiter
Greg Pitts Drew

Director Mike Judge
Producer Daniel Rappaport; Michael Rotenberg; Mike Judge
Writer Mike Judge
Cinematography Tim Suhrstedt
Musician John Frizzell; Ice Cube
User Credit 1 David Rennie
User Credit 2 Melinda Eshelman

Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is a computer programmer working for Initech in Houston. Every day, he and his friends Samir (Ajay Naidu) and Michael Bolton (David Herman as not THAT Michael Bolton), suffer endless indignities and humiliations in their soulless workspace from their soulless boss, Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole). For Peter, stuck in his cookie-cutter apartment with paper-thin walls and IKEA furniture, every day is worse than the one before it — so every day is the worst of his life. To cap it off, Initech has hired a pair of "efficiency experts" to downsize the company. One Friday night, Peter's soon to be ex-girlfriend Anne (Alexandra Wentworth) forces him to go to an occupational hypnotherapist to relieve work stress. While Peter is under hypnosis, the therapist keels over and dies. As he never snaps out of his hypnotic state, Peter has a new outlook on life. If something annoys him, he just ignores it or walks away from it. He is completely relaxed and enjoying life for the first time in a long time. On Monday, Peter skips work and sleeps in. He gets up for lunch and drives down to a restaurant next to his office and asks the waitress he's had a crush on, Joanna (Jennifer Aniston), on a date. When Peter stops into the office to pick up his organizer, he's called in to talk to the efficiency experts. Relaxed and friendly, Peter charms them as he describes everything wrong with the office, including his boss. Even as Peter now appears at work only as the mood strikes him, the experts decide he's management material and give him a promotion even as they lay off the hardworking Samir and Michael. Peter then convinces his friends to exact revenge on Initech based upon an idea from Superman III. Not everything works out quite as planned. Office Space originated from writer/director Mike Judge's first animated short of the same name, created in 1991. The short was about Milton (reproduced in the film by Stephen Root), a damaged office drone whose complaints and threats about his sufferings go unheeded. — Ron Wells

Edition Details
Barcode 086162162756
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 8/27/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Interactive Menus
Scene Selection
Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Language and brief sexuality.
User Text 2 Work Sucks.
Links IMDB
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Notes
Trivia: The infamous "PC Load Letter" error that confounded Michael Bolton is a message that the printer was out of, or not recognizing the refill of Letter-sized (8.5x11 inches) paper. "PC" stands for "Paper Cartridge". Older model HP Laserjet printers commonly display this error. This error also occurs when attempting to print a non-letter-sized project onto letter-sized paper. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: 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, though he never takes a sip. (more)

Quotes:
Lawrence: Doesn't that chick look like Anne?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah, a little bit...
Lawrence: Hey, she hasn't been over here in a while. You two still goin' out?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah. I guess... I don't know. Sometimes I get this feeling like she's cheating on me.
Lawrence: Yeah, I get that feeling too, man.
Peter Gibbons: What do you mean by that?
Lawrence: I don't know, man. I just get that feeling lookin' at her like she's the type of chick that just...
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Awards: 2 nominations (more)