Company Man (2000)

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Company Man (2000)

A high school teacher in the 60s becomes an international spy and becomes involved in a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
UK
France
USA
IMDb  5.4 /10
Metacritic   18%
Creators
Director Peter Askin
Director Douglas McGrath
Writer Peter Askin
Writer Douglas McGrath
Information
Release Date2000-05-03
Runtime1h 26mins
GenreComedy
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
Awards
CompanyFilm Foundry Partners, GreeneStreet Films, Intermedia Films
CountryUK, France, USA
LanguageEnglish
Officer Hickle
Sen. Farwood
Harriet Koppel
Harriet Koppel
Stenographer
Terry Beaver
Terry Beaver
Mr. Judge
Skull and Bones Waiter
Grant Walden
Grant Walden
Older Man
Nathan Dean
Nathan Dean
Younger Man
Kim Merrill
Kim Merrill
Woman in Line

Company Man (film)

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

In the 1960s, Alan Quimp is a schoolteacher of English grammar and married to the very demanding 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 credit for bringing Petrov to the USA, and immediately decides to send him to a very calm place, Cuba.


Cast

  • Alan Cumming as General Batista
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Fidel Castro
  • Denis Leary as Officer Fry
  • Douglas McGrath as Alan Quimp
  • John Turturro as Crocker Johnson
  • Sigourney Weaver as Daisy Quimp
  • Ryan Phillippe as Rudolph Petrov
  • Jeffrey Jones as Senator Biggs
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Officer Hickle
  • Heather Matarazzo as Nora
  • Meredith Patterson as Marilyn Monroe
  • Tuck Milligan as President Kennedy
  • Woody Allen (uncredited) as Lowther
  • Jason Antoon (uncredited) as Croupier
  • Bill Murray (cameo, deleted scene)
  • Edward Priest as Company Man

Reception

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

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