Company Man (film)

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Company Man
Company Man FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Askin
Douglas McGrath
Produced by Guy East
John Penotti
Rick Leed
James W. Skotchdopole
Written by Peter Askin
Douglas McGrath
Starring Alan Cumming
Anthony LaPaglia
Denis Leary
Douglas McGrath
John Turturro
Sigourney Weaver
Music by David Lawrence
Cinematography Russell Boyd
Edited by Camilla Toniolo
Production
  company
Intermedia Films
Distributed by UGC-Fox Distribution (UFD) (France)
Paramount Classics (USA)
Pathé (UK)
Release date(s)
  • 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

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

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.

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Reception[edit]

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

Company Man received generally negative reviews, currently holding a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes; 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]

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