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In the Company of Men (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 August 1997 (USA)
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Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.

Director:

Neil LaBute (as Neil Labute)

Writers:

Neil LaBute (play), Neil LaBute (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Chad
Stacy Edwards ... Christine
Matt Malloy ... Howard
Michael Martin Michael Martin ... Co-worker #1
Mark Rector Mark Rector ... John
Chris Hayes Chris Hayes ... Co-worker #2
Jason Dixie Jason Dixie ... Intern
Emily Cline Emily Cline ... Suzanne
Roxanne Butler Roxanne Butler ... Flight attendant
Tahirah Essix Tahirah Essix ... Traveler
Julia Henkel Julia Henkel ... Traveler
Sara Pauley Sara Pauley ... Traveler
Cheryl Russell Cheryl Russell ... Traveler
Jasen Savage Jasen Savage ... Traveler / Bank patron
Lynette Smith Lynette Smith ... Traveler
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Storyline

Two junior executives on a six-week business trip, both of whom have been recently hurt by women, devise a horrible plan to get even with women for their past hurts: They intend to find, romance, and then dump a vulnerable woman. They choose Christine, and for a while all goes according to plan. However, it soon becomes clear that things are not as simple as they think. Written by <mbwrite@pipeline.com>

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Are all men bastards...or just misunderstood?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and emotional abuse | See all certifications »

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Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies." (In the description for the list, the magazine stated, "These are movies about which you could say, "That's Not Entertainment." They're not "rides" or "diversions." They are galvanizing experiences that place squarely in your face all the stuff Hollywood usually presumes you go to the movies to get away from. Films that rearrange your head, that challenge your bedrock ideas about life and love and the big sleep. Consciousness-expanders, in other words, but rarely in a pleasant way. Thank God for them.") See more »

Quotes

Howard: Look at you! You are fucking handicapped! You think you can choose? Men falling at your feet?
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Fascinating and Important
26 April 2003 | by Nick_DetsSee all my reviews

Neil Lebute's "In the Company of Men" is a film depicting emotional terror inflicted by two guys onto an innocent, deaf woman. One is sleazy, self-absorbed and mean-spirited, but charismatic and socially powerful and popular. The other is less than popular and tags along for his "therapeudic" plan to put a woman through romance-related stress to relieve them of their woman troubles. The result is a haunting, realistic wake-up call. From it's disorienting opener to a truly disturbing closing shot, "In the Company of Men" is a truly important motion picture.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,006, 3 August 1997

Gross USA:

$2,804,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,804,473
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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