Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
In the Initech office, the insecure Peter Gibbons hates his job and the obnoxious Division VP Bill Lumbergh who has just hired two efficiency consultants to downsize the company. His best friends are two software engineers Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar, that also hate Initech, and his intrusive next door neighbor Lawrence. He believes his girlfriend Anne is cheating on him but she convinces Peter to visit the hypnotherapist Dr. Swanson. Peter tells how miserable his life is and Dr. Swanson hypnotizes him and he goes into a state of ecstasy. However, Dr. Swanson dies immediately after giving the hypnotic suggestion to Peter. Peter, in his new state, starts to date the waitress Joanna and changes his attitude which results in his being promoted by the consultants. When he discovers that Michael and Samir will be downsized, they decide to plant a virus in the banking system to embezzle fraction of cents on each financial operation into Peter's account. However Michael commits a ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The scene where the trio smash up the printer in a field was parodied in the Family Guy episode Family Guy: I Dream of Jesus (2008), where Brian and Stewie, sick of the Surfin' Bird song, steal Peter's copy and smash it to pieces. See more »
When Peter goes in to get interviewed for the first time by the Bobs, there is no shade or blinds covering the office window. You can see the office through the glass. However, when you see Peter first go in, the window is not see-through and has a blind/shade covering it. See more »
Now Milton, don't be greedy, let's pass it along and make sure everyone gets a piece.
Yeah, but last time I didn't receive a piece. And I was told...
[while the cake passes Milton mutters - eventually everybody but Milton gets a piece]
I could set the building on fire.
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In the opening credits, Michael McShane's name is spelled 'Micheal'. See more »
The theatrical release of the film features the soundtrack in different sequence than the DVD release of the film. See more »
I must admit,I did not think much of Office Space when I first saw it in the theater,but I've seen it several times since,and I have got to say it has grown on me quite a lot.This is an appropriate tribute to people like me everywhere who hate their jobs.I am not a big fan of rap music,but the rap score somehow makes the film even more appealing.The plot is hilarious,the characters are hysterical,and it's just a fun movie.If you hate your job want to feel at least a little better about it,this film is for you.
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