COMPANY MAN

Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

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Release Date: March 09, 2001

Starring: Douglas McGrath, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Alan Cumming, Anthony LaPaglia, Ryan Phillippe, & Denis Leary

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers & adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 81 minutes

Address Comments To:

Paramount Classics
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Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Website: www.paramountclassics.com

Content:

(PaPa, B, Ho, LL, V, S, NN, A, DD, M) Pagan worldview with some brief, mostly inconsequential references to God & the Bible including three “Thank God’s” & some lesbian & homosexual references; at least 4 obscenities & 11 profanities; mild violence including man cuts himself with a knife; implied sexual immorality plus a sexy shot of a Marilyn Monroe double; two men in towels in a sauna, three women in undergarments, three close-ups of cleavage, & a room full of naked men with homosexual references; alcohol use; smoking & drug references; and, lying.

Summary:

Set in the early 1960s, COMPANY MAN is about a nerdy grammar teacher who gets hired by the CIA on a wild assignment to Cuba. This story has a lot of potential, but the overall direction is bad, the acting is quite embarrassing at times, the editing is poor, and there are very few moral or redeeming qualities to it.

Review:

COMPANY MAN is being pitched as “international intelligence just got dumber.” Well, movie making “just got dumber.”

COMPANY MAN is one of those movies that makes one ask, “What were they thinking?” Are John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver’s careers really in that bad a shape to be taking on such ridiculous characters?

Set in the early 1960s, the story to COMPANY MAN is about a grammar teacher, Allen Quimp, with not much going for him, so he pretends to be in the CIA to impress his materialistic wife and live up to the standards that his brothers and sisters have set before him.

Quimp accidentally gets involved in a real espionage plot to help a Russian dancer defect from the Soviet Union during the Cold War. As a result, the CIA decides to really hire him. Now, as a bona fide “Company Man,” he is sent on a wild assignment to Cuba to find Agent X. As it turns out, his bumbling antics are successful, and viewers find out about the “truth” behind the Bay of Pigs incident in Cuba during President John F. Kennedy’s administration.

Although this story has a lot of potential and the writing itself isn’t too atrocious, the overall direction will have many viewers wondering, “What?” The acting gives the word “silly” a whole new meaning and at times is quite embarrassing, not to mention the poor editing.

There are some brief, mostly inconsequential, references to God in COMPANY MAN, but the movie’s pagan worldview has little else that is redeeming about it. The outtakes during the credits are particularly offensive and include gratuitous obscenities, nudity and homosexual references.

In Brief:

Set in the early 1960s, COMPANY MAN is about a grammar teacher, Allen Quimp, with not much going for him, so he pretends to be in the CIA to impress his wife. Quimp accidentally gets involved in a real espionage plot to help a Russian dancer defect from the Soviet Union. As a result, the CIA decides to really hire him. Now, as a bona fide “Company Man,” he is sent on a wild assignment to Cuba to find Agent X. As it turns out, his bumbling antics are successful, and viewers find out about the “truth” behind the Bay of Pigs incident in Cuba during President John F. Kennedy’s administration.

Although this story has a lot of potential and the writing itself isn’t too atrocious, the overall direction will have many viewers wondering, “What?” The acting gives the word “silly” a whole new meaning and at times is quite embarrassing, not to mention the poor editing. There are some brief, mostly inconsequential, references to God in COMPANY MAN, but the movie’s pagan worldview has little else redeeming about it. The outtakes during the credits are particularly offensive and include gratuitous obscenities, nudity and homosexual references