Company Man (film)

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Company Man
Company Man FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
Written by
  • Peter Askin
  • Douglas McGrath
Starring
Music by David Lawrence
Cinematography Russell Boyd
Edited by Camilla Toniolo
Production
company
Distributed by
Release dates
  • May 3, 2000 (2000-05-03) (France)
  • March 9, 2001 (2001-03-09) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
Country France
United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget $16 million
Box office $146,193 (US)

Company Man is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Peter Askin and Douglas McGrath. The film stars McGrath, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Ryan Phillippe, Alan Cumming, Anthony LaPaglia, Woody Allen, and Denis Leary as "Officer Fry". Bill Murray had a cameo appearance in the film that was cut before the film's release.

Plot[edit]

In the 1960s, Alan Quimp is a schoolteacher of English grammar and married with the very demanding woman Daisy Quimp. In order to avoid the constant mockery in Daisy's family, Alan says that he is a secret CIA agent. Daisy tells everybody, the CIA acknowledges the lie, but due to a coincidence, Alan has just helped and hidden the professional Russian dancer Petrov who wanted to leave Russia. The CIA decides to hire Alan as an agent, to get the credits of bringing Petrov to USA, and immediately decides to send him to a very calm place, Cuba.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film grossed $146,193 on a $16 million budget.[1]

Rotten Tomatoes reports that 14% of 63 surveyed critics gave the film a negative review; the average rating was 3.4/10. The consensus states: "A flat and misconceived movie with big stars."[2] On Metacritic, the film has an 18/100 rating, indicating "overwhelming dislike".[3] Lisa Nesselson of Variety called it "consistently silly, occasionally funny but mostly forced".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Man". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Company Man (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Company Man". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  4. ^ Nesselson, Lisa (2000-05-25). "Review: ‘Company Man’". Variety. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 

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