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FULL SYNOPSIS

Four women reflect on their lowly place in the corporate caste system in this dryly satiric comedy. Iris (Toni Collette) is a college graduate who hasn't decided what she wants to do with her life, except that she doesn't want the job her father has lined up for her at a frozen food company. While pretending to look for other work, she signs on with a temp agency, which sends her out to do office work for Global Credit, a particularly faceless corporation where the permanent employees go out of their way to avoid the temps. Iris is very much aware that she's at the bottom rung at Global, and she bonds with three other women in the temp pool. Paula (Lisa Kudrow) talks about her career as an actress and insists that she will only temp until one of her auditions pans out. Jane (Alanna Ubach) prattles on about her wealthy fiancé, although her friends are convinced that he's cheating on her. And Margaret (Parker Posey) is at once the rebel of the group, regarding her job and general office procedure with a barely disguised contempt, and the one who most desperately wants a "real" job with Global. When office supplies and various personal items start to disappear, all signs point to one of the temp workers (most likely Margaret), though none will own up to any wrongdoing. Clockwatchers was the directorial debut for filmmaker Jill Sprecher, who co-wrote the screenplay with her sister Karen Sprecher. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 16, 1997

Cast

Toni Collette
as Iris
Parker Posey
as Margaret
Lisa Kudrow
as Paula
Alanna Ubach
as Jane
Helen FitzGerald
as Cleo
Stanley de Santis
as Art
Jamie Kennedy
as Eddie
David James Elliott
as MacNamee
Debra Jo Rupp
as Barbara
Kevin Cooney
as Mr. Kilmer
Bob Balaban
as Milton Lasky
Paul Dooley
as Bud Chapman
Joshua Malina
David James Elliott
as MacNamee
Kevin Cooney
as Mr. Kilmer
Jamie Kennedy
as Eddie
Stanley de Santis
as Art
Paul Dooley
as Bud Chapman
Bob Balaban
as Milton Lasky
Helen FitzGerald
as Cleo
Debra Jo Rupp
as Barbara

Crew

Jill Sprecher
Director
Gina Resnick
Producer
Karen Sprecher
Screenwriter
Jill Sprecher
Screenwriter
Jim Denault
Cinematographer
Mader
Composer (Music Score)
Stephen Mirrione
Editor
Karen Sprecher
Co-producer
Guy Collins
Executive Producer
John Flock
Executive Producer
John Quested
Executive Producer
Greta Grigorian
Set Designer
Edi Giguere
Costume Designer
Eric Mofford
First Assistant Director
Jeanne McCarthy
Casting
W. Mark McNair
Line Producer
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