A Family Man

Synopsis: As the boss (Willem Dafoe) of a Chicago-based headhunter, Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler), who works at the Blackrock Recruiting agency arranging jobs for engineers, prepares to retire, Jensen vies to achieve his longtime goal of taking over the company going head-to-head with his ambitious rival, Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, Dane's 10-year-old son, Ryan (Max Jenkins), is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and his professional priorities at work and personal priorities at home begin to clash with one another.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Mark Williams
Production: Vertical Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

For Christ sake, Wilson,

have a little fun for a change.

You know what I love

about this place?

I'm on pins and needles.

Ed only cares about

making money.

Man, woman, black,

white, old or young,

doesn't matter as long

as you're a producer.

Bob, were you not here

this past Saturday or Sunday?

No, I don't think

anyone was here.

- You blanked for three months.

- I got two kids,

my wife had divorced me,

I started coming in

on the weekends.

Ah, wife and two kids, I see.

You're gonna score in October?

I'm sure gonna try my best.

Try? Your attitude is to try?


You know what I hate

about this place?


Ed only cares about

making money.

That's why he tolerates

you and your mouthbreathers.

My mouthbreathers

make more placements

and out-produce those Ivy

Leaguers you coddle every month.

What about an attitude that

says "I'll do whatever it takes",

"I'll work whatever

hours necessary,

in order to justify your

financial commitment to me, Ed"?



Are you going to get a deal!!!?

Yes! Yes, sir.

Attaboy, Bob. Now get

the f*ck back on the phone.

Bet the place is full

this weekend.

But... if and when Bob leaves,

then keep your ears open.

If he breaches his non-compete

and calls just one

of our clients,

I will sue him so deep

and hard...

that he, his wide-assed

Junior League wife,

and their two brats will be

sleeping in a cardboard box

under the overpass on Whacker.

There's always someone

that thinks they can hang up

their own shingle, and skip on

down to the home office

in their skivvies and make phone

calls while the rug rats frolic

at their feet. It makes me

want to puke blood.

In 35 years,

I have never let anyone

slide on their non-compete.

I leave for Prague in two days.


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Bill Dubuque

Bill Dubuque is an American screenwriter known for such films as The Accountant, A Family Man, The Judge, and the television series Ozark. In 2017 he scripted an upcoming DC Extended Universe Nightwing film and has been connected to an Accountant sequel. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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