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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 »

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Comedy | Drama

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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

David refers to the bank he works at as North and Wells. Director and writer Mitch Rouse is an alumnus of famed improvisational theatre The Second City which is located at North Ave. and Wells St. in Chicago. 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

David Walsh: You know this review process, it's... you have. I bet it's illegal. I could sue you.
Mr. Gartin: Go ahead. You'll lose, because the best lawyer wins, and mine are the best. They're Ivy League assholes, and they'd wrap a lamp cord around a new born baby's neck rather than lose to a schmuck like you. And I got deep pockets and all the time in the world, and I never lose, ask anyone who's tried me. Ask my old man. By the time I'm done with you, you'd be in some alley giving blowjobs to cab drivers for pocket ...
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Scenes explaining various plot gaps are shown as credits roll. See more »

Connections

References Life Goes On (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Walk In Your Mind
Written by Dan Black
Published by Ensign Music Group
Performed by The Servant
Produced under license from Prolifica Recordings Limited
By Arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
© Prolifica Recordings Limited
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Raunchy, irreverent, dark comedy floparoo
19 January 2005 | by =G=See all my reviews

In "Employee of the Month" a happily married, nice guy, dedicated bank worker (Dillon) has the worst day of his life. He's fired at the office and fired at home. Then, as the film appears to be taking you into another "postal" plot (think Michael Douglas in "Falling Down"), it does a U-turn and serves up a bunch of peculiar twists and turns before dying a slow death. A like it or hate it dark comedy with raunchy humor (think really bad Kevin Smith), "Employee of the Month" has its moments, most of which come from Dillon playing straight man to his grosser than gross buddy, Steve Zahn. However, those who have invested themselves in the characters will likely be annoyed by the last 20 minutes when the plot sorts itself out in what comes off like just so many brain farts. Largely overlooked by the critics with a poor reception by the public, this little flick will play best with younger and less sophisticated adult audiences. (C+)


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