Company ManClosed Captioning
Peter Askin & Douglas McGrath
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Former Woody Allen collaborator Douglas McGrath co-wrote, co-directed, and stars in this historical screwball comedy that offers up its own creative suggestion as to what might have spurned 1961's Bay of Pigs invasion. McGrath plays Allen Quimp, a nebbish schoolteacher who in an attempt to appease his browbeating wife Daisy (Sigourney Weaver) boasts that he leads a double life as a CIA operative. Daisy immediately sets to work writing a tell-all biography, and as his rumor spreads, Quimp bumbles his way into working at an actual CIA post in Cuba. There, he's confronted by a Cold War vigilante (John Turturro) who enlists his help in taking down the country's communist strongman, Fidel Castro (Anthony LaPaglia). Company Man was co-written and co-directed by New York stage director Peter Askin; both Askin and McGrath sued the film's production company in 1999 when, they claimed, the privilege of editing the final cut was denied to them.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 63
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 54
- Average Rating: 3.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The movie often feels semi-improvised.
Rotten: Second-rate fare.
Rotten: An unusually annoying experience for viewers who might be expecting more fireworks in their satire.
Rotten: In 2001, the political satire in Company Man has about as much relevance as listening to Mort Sahl tell Eisenhower jokes.