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Employee of the Month (2004)

It just isn't David's day. First he gets fired at the bank, then his fiancee breaks up and throws him out of the house. The bank gets robbed and he gets shot. Twists follow.

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Mitch Rouse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... David Walsh
Steve Zahn ... Jack
Christina Applegate ... Sara Goodwin
Andrea Bendewald ... Wendy
Jay Leggett ... Dorff
David Pasquesi ... Kyle Lacopa
Peter Jason ... Bill Gartin
Paul Dooley ... Reverend Ben Goodwin
Noel Gugliemi ... Chicken (as Noel Guglielmi)
Dave Foley ... Eric
Renee Albert ... Martha
Enrique Almeida Enrique Almeida ... Ruben
Mark Beltzman ... Hank
Brian Blondell Brian Blondell ... Paulo, the Waiter
John Timothy Botka John Timothy Botka ... Yuppie
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Storyline

"Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, but the opposite occurs when bank robberies and millions of dollars become part of his day from hell. Written by Anonymous

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Things are not always what they seem. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akire büszkék vagyunk! - A hónap dolgozója See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "founding grandfather" depicted in the giant oil painting in the bank president's office (that David Walsh comments on and, later, urinates on) is Del Close, a beloved Second City theater icon who died in 1999. Close is also thanked in the credits. See more »

Goofs

After Matt Dillon gets done peeing on the bank manager's picture, it is dry again a few moments later. See more »

Quotes

Jack: They don't deserve the steam off your piss!
David Walsh: Are you smoking crack?
Jack: No, not... not right now.
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Scenes explaining various plot gaps are shown as credits roll. See more »

Connections

References The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lunch Function
Written by Paul Cassella and Austin Hall
Published by Shabloo Music
Performed by 8th Grade
Courtesy of GrooveGrass Recordings
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very cool
5 January 2005 | by dgeminiSee all my reviews

What a surprise! I can't figure out why I had not heard or read anything about this movie when it came out, because it was great. The whole thing was completely unexpected and had a sense of humor about itself, almost being a kind of self-parody. The characters were well fleshed out and the story took such surprising and hilarious turns. This is a movie I could watch many times and will definitely recommend it to friends. I won't say anything about the plot because part of the reason its so much fun is because its so unexpected. But instead of resorting to cheap unnecessary plot contrivances for the twists and turns(like Fight Club, for example!), it actually does have continuity, and we get the joke. Its just too bad this film didn't get more attention and advertising!


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