The Machinist

Synopsis: Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickies in his apartment. The only person he lets into his life in an emotional sense is Stevie, a prostitute, although he has an infatuation with Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport diner. His co-workers don't associate with and mistrust him because of not knowing what is going on in his life that has led to his emaciated physical appearance. A workplace incident further alienates him with his coworkers, and in conjunction with some unfamiliar pieces of paper he finds in his apartment, Trevor believes that someone or some people - probably one or some of his coworkers - are out to get him, using a phantom employee named Ivan as their front. As Trevor goes on a search for evidence as to
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Brad Anderson
Production: Paramount Classics
  7 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Who are you?


You ok?

Do I look ok?

If you were any thinner you wouldn't exist



You still got half an hour.

I can fix you some eggs.

I am tired

but thanks.

Let's go monkeys. Watch your work not your ass.

Come on guys keep it moving.

Yes sir yes sir Master Tucker motherf***er


why is that machine down?

I am cleaning this

It takes 7 minutes to power up that mill

Where am I going to make up that 7 minutes? Miller? Your paycheck?

Back off Tucker you don't sketch regulations.

What regulations?

Lock out devices must be in place during cleaning and maintenance of all heavy machineries (motion 1989)

Ya? Write to your congressman and hurry that up.

Congratulations Reznik.

You just made my shitlist.

And he's like you know babe this babe that...

Chatting like mother f***ing Barry White.

Talking about what he is going to do to her

and how to make her Cucci feel and all that

- That is right. - So then she stopped

She looked back at him with these big puppy eyes she's like...

That sounds good puppy but me no have no Cucci

So my man said what?!

He looked down and realised that SHE IS A HE!

Man that's bullshit!

You meant to tell me that this whore was wearing nothingbut a thong

and this fool can't tell no difference.

Hey man. he had one of those "tuck jobs".

Come on Jones you know how to do that.

- You might I don't! - Yeah whatever.

You Reznik you wanna go for some cards tonight?

Can't got plans.

Sh*t! See this n*gger say the same thing every poker night.

Hey what is up with you? you used to be alright.

Well he used to hang but he ain't never been alright.

Hey Jackson you need to realise that

some men prefer the company of women.

Who! hotty duty he ain't get no booty.

Maybe he has got a date by the name "tuck jobs"

No your mother said she couldn't make it.

Oh! Reznik talking smack I can't even respond to that.

You ok?

Do I look ok?

If you were any thinner you wouldn't exist.

What's wrong?

I don't know

deja vu

You are tired you need to sleep.

- How do you do it? - What?

Sleep so little and still look so good.

Are you flirting with me?


- Try to fatten me up? -What if I am?

Suppose I wanted blueberry.

You had that last night.

You don't fool me Trevor Reznik. I have you figured out.

You do huh?

What else do you know about me?

That you are lonely.

When you work here as long as I have

you get to know the type.


everyone gets lonely Trevor.

It is nothing to be ashamed of.

How can I be lonely when I have you to keep me company?

Check please

You Reznik

Furman's office. Now!

How are you doing Reznik?

What is this about?

Frankly I am concerned about you.

To be honest I think you look like toasted sh*t.

I felt a lot on my mind lately.

Anything we can help with?

No thanks. There's nothing I can't handle.

Wanna see a doctor?

It is not necessary I am fine really.

Are you doing drugs Reznik?

Where is Stewart?

He couldn't make it

Shouldn't even be in here with an union

See what I mean? - Look Trevor

I understand how you feel but believe me

there is absolutely nothing to worry about

Then I will just get back to work

Er... Trevor not yet.

I need to ask you for a UA

Look like rain.

Radio says there is a storm on the way.

they said right.

I'd say it's already here.

You are on the first shift?

- Yeah - Me too

Funny I never seen you before.

I've been here.

I work in the pit

I just picked up Reynolds's shift.

Where is Reynolds?

Feds picked him up. On warrant

I am Ivan.



I guess I'd better begin by

I hear that Tucker guy can be a real prick.

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Scott Kosar

Scott Kosar is an American screenwriter whose films include The Machinist, the 2003 remake of the classic horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror. In June 2006, Kosar was presented with the Distinguished Achievement in Screenwriting Award by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Kosar was appointed the Hunter/Zakin screenwriting chair at UCLA for 2009-2010. more…

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