Office Space script
Office Space (1999)
Synopsis: Corporate drone Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) hates his soul-killing job at software company Initech. While undergoing hypnotherapy, Peter is left in a blissful state when his therapist dies in the middle of their session. He refuses to work overtime, plays games at his desk and unintentionally charms two consultants into putting him on the management fast-track. When Peter's friends learn they're about to be downsized, they hatch a revenge plot against the company inspired by "Superman III."

Starring

Ron Livingston (Peter), Jennifer Aniston (Joanna), Ajay Naidu (Samir),

David Herman (Michael), and Gary Cole (Bill

Written by:

Transcribed by

Jean Liew

[Scene:
A highway. There's a huge traffic jam. Peter drives forward a

bit at a time and he sees an old man with a walker on the sidewalk. The

lane next to his is moving, so he switches lanes, only to have it stop

and the lane he was on move. He switches back and then it happens

again. The old man is now ahead of him.]

Cut to Michael, who's rapping along with the radio. A black guy selling

papers walks by and he shuts the windows and turns down the volume. He

passes and he turns it back up again.

Cut to Samir. He grabs the steering wheel and shakes it in frustration.

SAMIR:

Motherf - shit - sonofa - ass!! I just -

He hits the steering wheel.

Cut to Milton at a bus stop. TN

He mumbles his coming lines, as he does with all his lines.

MILTON:

It's late again. If I'm there late again, I will be dismissed.

[Scene:
Initech parking lot. Bill drives into his special spot.

(Reserved for Bill Lumbergh) He turns on the alarm for his Porsche

(license plate:
MY PRSHE) and walks in. Peter walks in too.]

Cut to inside. Peter pauses at the door and slowly reaches out to touch

the metal handle. It gives him a shock and he enters.

Cut to the cubicles. Peter goes into his. He picks up papers, turns on

the computer and sits down.

NINA:

Corporate Counsels Payroll, Nina speaking. Just a moment.

(repeats that over and over)

Bill comes up to Peter.

BILL:

Hello, Peter. What's happening? Uh… we have sort of a problem here.

Yeah. You apparently didn't put one of the new coversheets on your TPS

reports.

PETER:

Oh, yeah. I'm sorry about that. I, I forgot.

BILL:

MMMM..YEAH. YOU SEE, WE'RE PUTTING THE COVERSHEETS ON ALL TPS REPORTS

NOW BEFORE THEY GO OUT. DID YOU SEE THE MEMO ABOUT THIS?

PETER:

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I've got the memo right here, but, uh, uh, I just

forgot. But, uh, it's not shipping out until tomorrow, so there's no

problem.

BILL:

Yeah. If you could just go ahead and make sure you do that from now on,

that will be great. And Uh, I'll go ahead and make sure you get another

copy of that memo Mmmm, Ok?

He walks away.

PETER:

Yeah, yeah, I've got the memo, I've got -

He picks it up but Bill's at another cubicle.

BILL:

Hello, Phil. What's happening?

Peter tries to read his papers, but a loud radio (news) is bothering

him. He stands up and sees it's Milton.

PETER:

Milton? Uh, could you turn that down just a little bit?

MILTON:

Uh, they said I could listen to the radio at a reasonable volume from

nine to eleven while I'm collating….

PETER:

But, no, no, no. I know you're allowed to, I was just thinking, like a

personal favor, y'know?

MILTON:

I, I told Bill that if Sandra's going to listen to her headphones while

she' working, I can listen to the radio while I'm collating -

PETER:

Ok.

MILTON:

So I don't see why -

PETER:

Ok.

MILTON:

The radio, I can't -

PETER:

Yeah! All right!

He sits down.

MILTON:

I enjoy listening to the radio at a reasonable volume from nine to

eleven.

Dom walks up.

DOM:

Hello, Peter. What's happening? (Big smile)We need to talk about your

TPS reports.

PETER:

Yeah. The coversheet. I know, I know. Uh, Bill talked to me about it.

DOM:

Yeah. Uh, did you get that memo?

PETER:

Yeah. (holds it up) I got the memo. And I understand the policy. The

problem is, I just forgot this time. And I've already taken care of it

so it's not a problem anymore.

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Michael Craig "Mike" Judge (born October 17, 1962) is an American actor, voice actor, animator, writer, producer, director, and musician. He created and starred in the animated television series Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–1997, 2011), King of the Hill (1997–2010) and The Goode Family (2009), and co-created the television sitcom Silicon Valley (2014–present). more…

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