Synopsis: Bored office employee Marty, is out to cheat the system. One day he decides to make his escape by swiping dozens of undeliverable refund checks from his company. From here, his small-time scams manifest into paranoia and violence.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Joel Potrykus
Production: Oscilloscope Pictures
  4 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Come on.


This f***in' thing.



F***in' piece of sh*t.

F***in' piece of-

No, it's Persona 4. The same thing.

Why do I have to spend

every evening fishing...

when I could be studying for-

You knovv, increasing my stats and-

Can I call you back? That's awesome. Cool.

Yeah. No, dude. I'll talk to you tomorrow.

See you.

Hey, come on in. Sorry about that.

Little bit of, uh, afternoon business.

My name is James. Nice to meet you.

Yeah, I'm Marty.

So, Marty, they say you're looking

to close your checking account.


Any specific reason

that you want to leave First Federal?

- Not really.

- Oh. Okay.

Just let me or one

of my team members know...

ifthere is anything that vve can do...

- to improve ourselves in the future, okay?

- Oh, totally.

And your last name, Marty?

Jackitansky. J-A-C-K-I-T-A-N-S-K-Y.

Oh, Whoa. "Y"?

- Did you say?

- Yeah. S-K-Y.

Okay, sorry.

Could you just start from the beginning?

J- A-C-K-I-T-A-N-S-K-Y.

K- Y. Is that Polish?

White Russian.

Most people think Polish.

Jackitansky. Yeah, that makes sense.

Well! Let's get the paperwork going.

- Got the day off today?

- On break.

Well, vve will make this quick and painless.

I dorft Want them to wonder Where you are.

No, that's cool, man.

They dorft even know that I'm gone.


Oh, man, I can tell you,

I feel the same Way on my lunch break.

No. I mean they think I'm still there.

I've been gone for, like, two hours.

Uh, so Where do you Work?

First Federal.

This building?

No. The branch clown on Washington,

Mortgage Department.

I'm a temp,

so they clon't keep track of us very well.

Okay. Oh.


Yeah, let's get clown to business.

I'm just gonna need you

to sign a fevv things.

There we go.

Down at the bottom, please.

Just like that right clown there...

and signature and date.


So hovv would you like

your remaining balance returned to you?

Cash or cashiefis check?

Cash is fine. Doesrft matter.

I'll just go get your balance

from one of the tellers.

Any specific Way you Want your money?

It really doesrft matter.

Okay. One moment.

Okeydokey. Here vve go.

We got 100, 200, 50, 55...

and 38 cents.

- That's yours. This one is mine.

- Great.

Is there anything else

that vve can do for you today?

Uh, yeah, actually.

All right. What would that be?

I'd like to take advantage

of your free-checking promotion.

I'm sorry. W-What's-

The sign on the Window says you get $50..

If you open a free checking account.

Well, there are stipulations.

You knovv, you can't just close one account

and open up another one.

Why not?

Well, first of all,

it doesrft apply to employees.

I'm a temp.

Well, then, uh...

do you know that you need your checking

account to stay open for six months...

or else there's a penalty?

There vvasrft a penalty

when you just closed mine.

And hovv long was it open?

Today I happen to be celebrating...

the six-month anniversary

of opening that account.


Come on.

Come on, you-

This is a waste of my time.

Not mine.

You know you work for us'?

I'm a temp.

Doesrft look good at all.

It doesrft matter.

Th-There's also

a minimum deposit required...

to be eligible for the promotion.

Well, I happen to have $255.38 right here.


Can I ask you once again What was vvrong with

your original checking account?

It's irrelevant.

So you're just trying to cheat the system.


For $50.


[Typing 1

Oh, my gosh.

Marty, you've been gone for like an hour.

Actually, Stacy,

ifs been more like three hours.

- Hey, did my supplies come in yet?

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Joel Potrykus

Joel Potrykus is an American film director and screenwriter. His feature film debut Ape won the Best New Director prize at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival, while his follow-up feature Buzzard won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2014 Ljubljana International Film Festival. more…

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