Not Safe for Work

Synopsis: The ambitious legal assistant Tom Miller works at the Rosen, Byres and Emmerich Attorneys at Law and secretly dates the gorgeous clerk Anna. His company has presently two major cases: Hartcourt vs. Denning Pharmaceutical, against a powerful corporation, and Gambizzi Case, against a mafia family. On the eve of the judgment of the Hartcourt case, Alan Emmerich releases all the employees early in the afternoon and he also fires Tom for snooping around the Gambizzi case. When Tom is leaving the building with Anna, he sees a man leaving a suitcase on the floor and another man wearing a suit taking the suitcase and going to the 34th floor of the building. Tom decides to follow him and soon he discovers that he man is actually a hit-man. Soon Tom is trapped on the floor with the killer since his access card is deactivated. Who hired the hit-man?
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Joe Johnston
Production: Universal Pictures
74 min

I know. I know.

Hey, man. It's been a while.

Land anywhere yet?

- No.

- Yeah, it's tough out there.

Well, they say it's coming back.

Not for me, it's not.

I'm sorry.

Put the gun down!

Somebody had to do something.

Don't do it!

The FDA has approved Denning

Pharmaceutical's new wonder drug.

Another blockbuster quarter

for Denning Pharmaceutical...

The news that the company's

new drug Prophidil,

is on the fast track

to FDA approval.

A major class action suit

against Denning Pharmaceutical

is gaining momentum on allegations

that the company had evidence that

its flagship drug, Prophidil,

has potentially fatal side effects.

No, I'm on my way

to the office now.

You can't put yourself in danger.

In danger? No, no,

I'm not in danger.

The news said he

worked for Denning,

isn't that the case you're on?

He killed seven people.

Yeah, including himself.

So, I think I'm safe.

Though I think he may have ruined any

chance of my getting a promotion.

- How come?

- He screwed me.

- What do you mean?

- 'Cause he was our key witness.

You don't have other witnesses?

Yeah, but without him,

the whole case is a bust.

I know, I'm not an expert, but

you wanna hear what I think?

Of course, I do. Talk to me.

I think you need a security detail.

Someone should make

sure that you're okay.

You're good.

- Interesting, interesting.

- Will you get reassigned?

I hope so, I wrote a memo on the

Gambizzi case I'm turning in today.

That's great.

Yeah, I should be on

Gambizzi by lunch.

Mom, I gotta go, I gotta go.

I'm running late.

- Love you.

- I love you too.

Excuse me, sorry.

I just gotta... Sorry.

I need to get through.

Thank you. Okay.


Tom. It's Monday.

I knew that.

- Tom.

- Janine.

So what's going on in there?

The servers went down in

Kansas City last night.

- We lost all off-site backups.

- Oh.

You're gonna be making

copies all day long.

Yay, I love making copies.

- Really?

- Not really. Where's Emmerich?

Hmm, on the warpath.

- I gotta get this to Moyers.

- Got it.

Why don't you take

the scenic route?

- And don't let him see you.

- I love you, Janine.

- You're all set.

- I love you too, Barney.

- Wish me luck.

- Good luck.

Thank you.

- Ooh!

- Oh!


Donna, your lunch

appointment has arrived.

She's in the waiting area.

We need to update our

file on the Pamona case.

Per our conversation this morning,

I finally convinced Munson

to get off the dime.

He's agreed to extend

an offered settlement

to the amount of 1.5,

structured over three years.

First payment due at signing.

Tell him we'll agree to it. If he

tries to counter, shut him down.

I need the Amato file.


Give this to Murray and

get it back to me.

He's got to initial it by

noon today. Thank you.

You notice I'm never late.

And I've got two kids.

I wondered why you had all those

pictures of children on your desk.

Oh, sh*t.


- Get this filed away.

- Yes, sir, right away.

I also need 20 copies of each of these

for the Harcourt presentation tomorrow.

Also... Sorry, hi.

I went ahead and I included

Prophidil heart attack victims, uh,

along with the stroke patients

already in the class.

Case goes to trial tomorrow.

Our lead witness decided to

go on a suicidal rampage

at the defendant's

office on Tuesday.

So I don't have time

for innovation.

One motion, and it's done.

And defense won't mind 'cause

they're gonna be hearing from

- the heart attacks sooner or later anyway.

- Tom...

We work off a 40 cut of whatever

the court awards the plaintiffs.

Lifetime care cost of each

stroke victim is millions.

Burial cost of your heart

attack victim is 10,000 bucks.

Got it, got it.

You think you're doing

the right thing, Tom.

The one great aspect of

this justice system is that

there is a market for

all kinds of cases.

Large firms, like us, will take

care of the expensive victims.

Small ones can take care

of your heart attacks.

Psst! Tom!

I think he likes you.

It doesn't matter anyway.

The case is a bust after the

whistleblower went postal.

No case is a bust when you're billing

out a $12 an hour paralegal,

at $65 an hour.

Christ, Roger, they're only

paying you $12 an hour? Ouch!

Now we'll preview the

unredacted versions...

Jack, meet your client in

conference room B, please.

Your memo's on Moyers' desk.

Oh, you're my hero...

Heroine, heroine.

This is Tom.

Yes, sir, right away.

Looks like I'm gonna be joining

you on the Gambizzi case.

Oh, yeah? How's that?

I submitted a memo this morning.

Moyers wants to see

me in his office.

Hey, uh, speaking of heart attacks,

she is wearing the form fitted

gray thing that is just...

- You're so gross, Roger.

- ...unbelievable.

You gonna talk to her this time?

If you do, tell her I

want my boxers back.

He's ready for you.

- Tom?

- Yeah.

Shirt's untucked.

Come in.

You wanna see me, sir?

Yeah, Tom, hey! Thanks for

coming. Here, take a seat.


Never been in here before.

- Yeah, yeah.

- It's cool.

Yeah, it's nice, huh?

225 square feet.

- Nice.

- And fifth biggest office in the building.


So, Tom, this memo on Gambizzi...

It's all your own work? No one

helped you or advised you?

It's a fascinating case.


I really feel like there's a spousal

privilege aspect to the case

that's been overlooked.

And so I hope the memo helps

shed some light on different...

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