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New Guy (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 5 March 2003 (USA)
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A dark comedy about an office worker and his first day on the job. After a day of unusual occurrences, Gregg (with two G's) is accidentally locked in the office overnight.

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Bilge Ebiri

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Bilge Ebiri

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Miller ... Gregg
Scott Janes Scott Janes ... Jim
Jonathan Uffelman Jonathan Uffelman ... Justin
Johnny Ray ... The Janitor
Tobi-Lyn Byers Tobi-Lyn Byers ... Susan
Hank Prehodka Hank Prehodka ... The Boss
Harvey Kaufman Harvey Kaufman ... Ralph
Louis Cancelmi ... Winston
Jana Mestecky Jana Mestecky ... Lucinda
Kelly McAndrew ... Janice
Dusty Brown ... Ted (as Dustin Brown)
Catherine Cushman Catherine Cushman ... Stacy
Jane Napier Jane Napier ... Sandra (as Jayne Napier)
Tracy Tobin Tracy Tobin ... The Orientation Speaker
Robert Pollack Robert Pollack ... The Faxer
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An off-beat dark comedy about Gregg's first day of work at a new office. From the moment he arrives, unusual situations and twisted office humor keep Gregg uncertain of his new employer. After a full day of unsettling rumors and frustration caused by co-workers, Gregg is ready for home... but as fate has it, Gregg is accidentally locked in at work overnight. This is when the really strange events begin.

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Sacrifice equals success


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eleman See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$55,000 (estimated)
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Siete Machos Films See more »
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Ted: You know how they always say the grass is greener on the other side? Well, that's the other side.
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References Office Space (1999) See more »

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En El Generalife
Music by Manuel de Falla
Performed by the Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach (as The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice))
Antoni Wit, Conductor
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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A truly wild ride, hilarious, strange and cool
8 May 2007 | by reggie_thorneSee all my reviews

I had no idea what to expect when I put this movie into the DVD player. A friend of mine had recommended it to me because I really love Scorsese's "After Hours" and she said this had a similar weird one night in hell vibe to it. Boy was she right.

The movie starts off very simple yet strange with the new guy arriving in the bathroom and stepping into the stall that everybody who works there knows not to step into. Then it just gets harder and harder for him to fit in. His co-workers are strange, one minute they're like trying to be best friends with him, the next minute it's like he never existed. It's kind of like high school, come to think of it.

The director must have spent a lot of time in an office because all of the details of office life are right, from the guy who's always faxing, to the creepy stains on the walls that you're always wondering where they came from, to the boss who lets his son run wild around the office. I think this movie was made before "The Office" TV series and all those TV commercials that satirize office life.

And then, the movie goes from weird hilarious to weird creepy and finally weird weird. A lot of people have said they don't "get" the ending, but I think that is part of the point. I think it was meant to be ambiguous and uncertain. I like the fact that there were no easy resolutions or explanations. I look forward to seeing what this director does next.


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