In Good Company

Synopsis: Dan is a 51 year old executive who learns that his company is being restructured and he is being demoted. Carter, who is 26, replaces him. Dan who has two teenage daughters with another on the way, decides to suck it up and work for Carter. Dan and Carter's working relationship is tested when Carter begins a relationship with Alex, who is Dan's daughter.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Paul Weitz
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

/ Now I'm wakin'

at the crack of dawn /

/ To send a little money

home /

/ From here to the moon /

/ Is risin'

like a discotheque /

/ And now my bags are down

and packed /

/ For traveling /

After months of speculation

analysts expect

an announcement this week

that GlobeCom International

will acquire Waterman Publishing

and its flagship magazine,

Sports America.

The man at the helm

of GlobeCom,

billionaire media magnate

Teddy K.

has been

on a spending spree recently,

acquiring a food service

company, a cable operator

and two

telecommunications providers

in deals totaling

more than $13 billion.

And how did one lucky

ferret owner come to own

the largest dog treat

manufacturer on the East Coast?

/ Skin, that covers me

from head to toe /

/ Except a couple tiny holes /

/ And openings /

/ Where, the city's blowin'

in and out /

/ This is what it's

all about /

/ Delightfully /

/ Everything's possible /

/ When you're an animal,

not inconceivable /

/ How things can change /

/ I know /

/ So I'm puttin' on

aftershave /

/ Nothin' is out of place /

/ Gonna be on my way /

/ Try to pretend /

/ It's not only /

/ Glass and concrete

and stone /

/ That it's just a house,

not a home //

Mr. Kalb.


Thanks for

the Lakers tickets.

You bet.

Seats were terrific.

But l'm still not going to

advertise in the magazine.

My son-in-law tells me that

people don't read much anymore.

Too much effort moving

the eyes back and forth.

So we're gonna put

most of our budget

into television,

radio, lnternet.



What does that mean?

l'm not gonna try to

sell you.

Why the hell not?

You're a salesman.

Yeah. Just not a very

good one, that's all.

l'll say.

But l am gonna

ask you one favor.

Oh, yeah?

l'm gonna leave you

an issue of the magazine.

And l'm personally gonna

send you a new one every week.

Now, l'll call you

in a few weeks,

and if you want to,

we'll talk.

There's a great

article in there

comparing today's quarterbacks

with Johnny Unitas.

Unitas would kick

their butts.

So, this is

your sales pitch?

l've been with the magazine

for 20 years. l believe in it.

Well, good for you.

So, are you worried

about all these rumors

that your parent company

is about to be sold?

No, not really.

l don't see how

it would affect us.

Well, hopefully it won't.

You know,

that Teddy K. character

offered to buy my business

a few years ago.

l told him

to go screw himself.

My son-in-law

says l'm a dinosaur.

Don't knock dinosaurs. They ruled

the earth for millions of years.

They must've been doing

something right

Simply put, we are never

gonna be able to reach

this significant,

untapped market,

until we learn

to think like them.

ln point of fact,

less than.05 percent

of all cell phone users

are under the age

of 5 years old.

That's why we have

the T-Rex phone

and the Triceratops phone,

and the Pterodactyl phone.

'Cause it's gonna change

all of that

and each one of these phones

has its own unique ring.

Mommy, Mommy, l want one.

Buy me one for Christmas.

P.F.G., Carter. P.F.G.

What's P.F.G.?

Pretty fricking good.

Gentlemen, ladies. l have

an announcement to make:

lt's on.

Teddy K. has busted his move

and we are taking over

Waterman Publishing.


Let's give it up for Teddy K.

The man has vision.

He's a maniac.

And, l guess it's okay

to tell you Teddy K.

has personally asked me

to go over there

and turn around marketing

in the magazine division.

So, if you'll excuse me...

Carry on.


That's incredible.

Yeah, yeah,

yeah, yeah, yeah.

Mark. Mark,

you're taking me with you.

Tell me you are

taking me with you.

Carter, l'm gonna

take that place

and whip its fat ass

into shape.



l want you to come run ad

sales at Sports America.

l knew it. l knew it.

The magazine's

a cash cow.

lt's the cornerstone.

l mentioned your name

to Teddy K.

He liked what you did

with cell phones.

Oh, hold up,

hold up. l'm...

l'm sorry.

Teddy K. knows my name?

l'm gonna

tell you something.

And l don't want it

to go to your head.

You're being groomed.

l'm being groomed?


Mark. Thank you.

Thank you. l am going to kick

so much ass for you.

l'm gonna

take no prisoners.

l'll be your

ninja assassin.

Wow. You're the new me.

No, l'm the new me.


What's up?

Hey, Dad.

Hey, button.

What are you

still doing awake?

Couldn't sleep.

Can't sleep?

What, were you worried

about something?

No, not really.

'Cause, uh,

you know if-- if-- if you are

worried about something

you can always talk to me

about anything.

Remember? You know

when you were a little girl

we crossed our hearts

and said we'd always tell

each other everything.

Be honest with one another.


l'm kind of tired.

Hmm. Okay.

We still gonna hit tomorrow?

Yeah, sure.

All right. l'll see

you then. l love you.

l love you, too.


Uh, what time is it?

lt's after 3:

Go back to sleep, honey.

Sorry l woke you up.

Hi, sweetheart.



does Alex have

a new boyfriend?

Uh, no.

W- What about that

Myron kid?

l think that

they're just friends.


l'm pregnant.


l'm sorry. l thought you said

that you were pregnant.


You can't be pregnant.

Yeah, l can.

l'm... l am.

Now, how could

that happen?

Well, l think that

you were there, too.

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Paul Weitz

Paul John Weitz (born November 19, 1965) is an American film producer, screenwriter, playwright, actor, and film director. He is the older brother of filmmaker Chris Weitz. He is best known for his work with his brother, Chris Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, for which the brothers, who co-directed, were nominated for an Oscar. more…

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