Synopsis: Joel, the owner of an extract manufacturing plant, constantly finds himself in precarious situations that steadily worsen by the minute. First, his soon-to-be floor manager acquires a serious injury in a machine malfunctioning accident that subsequently endangers the wellbeing of his company. Second, his personal life doesn't fair much better when he takes the advice of his bartending friend Dean during a drug-induced brainstorming session on how to test his wife's faithfulness. Finally, compounding these catastrophes is new employee Cindy, who happens to be a scam artist intent on milking the company for all its worth. Now, Joel must attempt to piece his company and his marriage back together all while trying to figure out what he's really after in life.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): Mike Judge
Production: Miramax
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min


it's expensive, but it's sweet.

Yeah. Are you familiar with

Gibson humbucking pickups at all, or...

No, I'm sorry. I actually don't play.

It's for my dad for his 50th birthday.

That's... That's really sweet.

Yeah, my sisters

and I are all chipping in, so...

Your dad will love these humbuckings.

I mean, they really kick ass.

Excuse me,

I just have a quick question about...

So, what kind of music

does your dad play?


I guess it's kind of jazz-ish, maybe?

This is an excellent jazz guitar.

Pat Metheny plays one of these.

- Probably the best one.

- Yeah.

Is your dad into Metheny at all?

Oh, I'm sorry.

I actually have no idea who that is.

Pat Metheny is probably

the best fusion player of our times.

He's like the Jake E. Lee

of fusion guitar players.

- Yeah, are you into fusion?

- Yeah.

I don't really know what that is, either.

It's just... I was asking because I...

I play fusion guitar. Just curious.

Yeah, I play fusion, too, actually.

I teach kids.

I work with kids.

- Really?

- Yeah, I work with a lot of kids.

One quick...

You should come

check our band out.

- Oh, for Christ's sake.

- Okay. Sure. That's awesome.

Yeah. So what do you think?

Well, do you guys maybe have it

in other colors?

Color? You mean finishes.

Meant finishes.

- Yeah, sorry.

We have a sunburst. It's beautiful.

Yeah, I just stocked one of those

in the back. I can go grab it.

- No, I can pick it up.

- You want to see it?

- No, I'll get it. It comes with a case.

- I'll get it.

- I'm going to get the case.

Yeah, okay. Thank you.

I'm gonna get...

I'm gonna grab the case.

(CHUCKLING) Awesome.

(SINGING) Well, I said, friend

Don't take her, she's all I've got

Please don't take her love

away from me

I'm beggin' you, friend

Don't take her, she's all I've got

Oh, sh*t!

She's everything in life I'll ever need

She is life

When I want to live

She's everything to me in life

that life can give

She's my water

That's not really my thing.

When I need a drink

She's the first thought in my mind

- Hey, Step.

- Hi there, Joel.

- Mary.

- Hello, Joel.

Let me tell you now, friend

Don't take her, she's all I've got

Please don't take her love

away from me

I'm beggin' you, friend

Don't take her, she's all I've got

She's everything in life

I'm ever gonna need

She's my fingers

When I want to feel

She's the only thing in life to me

that's really real

Let me tell you now, friend

Don't take her, she's all I've got

Please don't take her love

away from me

I'm beggin' you, friend

You know, I don't know what to...

- They come in and...

- That's right. They're doing...

She's everything in life

I'm ever gonna need

You should come by tonight.

It's half-price well drinks

while the game's going.

Well, you always

give me free drinks, though.

I know. You should come by.

Might as well. There's no action going

on at my house, that's for sure.

Why not? Is your wife out of town?

No, I just haven't been laid

in about a month.

Hey, did you get this job

through Job 1?

Me, too.

I started right there

on the assembly line,

just like you.

Only I did better. Forty crates a day.

That's right, vato.

I'm the best sorter in here.

Yep. Probably gonna make me

floor manager at the end of this year.

- That's why they made me full-time.

- You see that?

That new guy? He's holding us up.

It's not my job to tell him

to hold the line, either.

Hey. My band's playing on Friday.

You should check us out.

It's pronounced "God's cock."

What kind of music do you listen to?



Yeah. Yeah. You'll like this.

Ladies are free,

so bring some chicks, okay?

Typical, typical.

I'm just going to sit here.

You're not going to shut it off?

I'm not going to hold the line.

If they're not going to do their jobs,

I'm not going to do mine.

Well, if I don't get home

before about 8:

she puts on the sweatpants,

and once the sweatpants are on,

I get nothing.

You know, it's over.


Damn it!

- What are you doing?

- What are you doing?

What is he doing?

That's what I want to know.

- Yeah? Why you ganging up on us?

- That is your job.

We can't do our job

if they don't do their job!

We're the only ones

that do our work around here!

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

What is the problem? Let's settle down.



Hector's new here, okay?

It's gonna take him a couple of days,

so you've got to be patient.

Step, listen. This is something

you're gonna have to deal with

if you want to be floor manager,

you got that?


Great. Well, let's clean all this up, okay,

and get back to rolling.

We cannot afford to fall behind today.

Let's go.

Back to your station.

See that? We always get the blame.

Jesus, they're like a bunch of

damn children, you know?

I feel like a babysitter.

Sorry I missed the drama this morning.

I was showing boy genius down there

how to back up a forklift.

(SCOFFS) Look at him.

That's his whole career, you know?

Driving that damn forklift.

You'd think he'd want to learn how.

Well, he does have that band

that he's involved in, as well.

(SCOFFS) Yeah, right. Band.

I bet you dollars to donuts

he sucks at that, too.

- Then you got dinkus down there.

- Who? Mary?

No, no. The other one.


She asked me, or rather "aksed me,"

for more personal days.

Just like that.

I told her maybe if she figures out

how to fill out her timesheets correctly,

I will give her more personal days.

Don't worry. She will never fill out

her timesheets correctly.

I better get out of here.

Got to beat

that 8:
00 sweatpant-deadline thing.

Oh, sh*t. Do not notice me.

Do not notice me. Just go back inside.

Go back inside.

God damn it! Hey.

Hey, Joel. Glad I caught you.

How have you been?

I'm in such a hurry right now, Nathan.

Yeah? You've been busy?

Yes. Very, very, very busy.

And I'm so busy right now,

I gotta go make a phone call.

Gotta call the office

before they all leave for the day.

Yeah. Hey, listen.

Real quick, while I've got you here,

what are you guys doing

November 17th?

On the 17th? Um...

On the 17th,

I think that we're out of town.

Oh, yeah? Where you going?


- Um...

- Wait a minute. I meant the seventh.

You guys will definitely

be in town then, right?


Great. Leslie and I are going

to this dinner.

It's an annual thing.

We go every year with the Rotary Club.

It's for charity.

It's just a whole lot of fun.

And we would like to invite you

and Suzie

to be our guests at our table...

Nathan, I just... I don't think that that's

something that we're gonna want to do.

- Really?

- Yeah.

Why not? It's a lot of fun.

I don't know.

Suzie doesn't like going

to those kinds of things.

Why not?

We wouldn't know anybody,

and she gets really uncomfortable.

- Oh, it's not like that.

- Sure it is.

No, she won't feel uncomfortable.

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Mike Judge

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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