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.[citation needed]

Company Man
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
Written by
  • Peter Askin
  • Douglas McGrath
Music byDavid Lawrence
CinematographyRussell Boyd
Edited byCamilla Toniolo
Distributed by
Release date
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  • 3 May 2000 (2000-05-03) (France)
  • 9 March 2001 (2001-03-09) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
United Kingdom
United States
Budget$16 million
Box office$146,193 (US)


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.



The film grossed $146,193 on a $16 million budget.[1]

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."[2] On Metacritic, the film has an 18/100 rating, indicating "overwhelming dislike".[3] Lisa Nesselson of Variety called it "consistently silly, occasionally funny but mostly forced".[4]


  1. ^ "Company Man". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Company Man (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Company Man". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ Nesselson, Lisa (25 May 2000). "Review: 'Company Man'". Variety. Retrieved 20 February 2015.

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