Office Space

Office Space (1999)

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Corrected entry: When the two Bobs are going through files, discussing who to fire with Lumbergh, Bob Slydell mispronounces Tom's surname. It's "SMYkowski" throughout the film, but here he pronounces it "SYMkowski" in this scene.

Chris Blower

Correction: This could be done intentionally to reinforce the fact that the Bobs are jerks who don't give a crap about the people they're firing. They can't pronounce Samir's last name either, and they laugh about it.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Michael is downloading the virus into the computer there's a shot of the mouse from below, the desktop is clear. When the shot changes, the desk is solid.

Correction: It is not the intention of the filmmaker to have us believe that Michael's desktop is glass. The glass desktop is used just to allow a new camera angle and shot. This is done in a number of movies using glass floors, ground, or table tops and by no means a mistake.


Corrected entry: When asked what he would do with 1 million dollars, Peter is holding a bottle, and the next shot, it's gone and his hand is flat on the armrest.

Correction: He's put the beer down on the table beside him.


Corrected entry: When the guys go to the party for that injured fellow, and he shows them his "jumping to conclusions mat", it has a spot labelled "loose 1 turn" instead of "lose 1 turn."

Correction: While this is true, several comments are made about the mat being a stupid idea and it being a prototype. This misspelling is probably just another reminder of what a bad idea it is.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter, Zamir and Michael are at Chotchkie's having coffee, Michael continually pours sugar into his coffee. When they show Michael from the front at Peter is talking to him, he puts down a package of sugar, but the next shot shows him from behind and he is again holding the same pack of sugar that he has already emptied and put down.

Correction: Right as the angle is switching you can see Michael reaching for another sugar packet. Therefore he uses multiple packets not just one.


Corrected entry: When Tom is having the party at his home, Samir & Michael are talking to his lawyer. The lawyer says he has a client in Minimum Security Prison. If he was Tom's lawyer in the case where he was hit by a drunk driver, wouldn't that make him a Prosecuting Attorney, not a Defender? I realise lawyers can switch sides, but how often does it really happen?

Correction: The "mistake" confuses a state prosecutor or district attorney with a private attorney. State prosecutors are government employees and (while they are employed by the government) can only prosecute criminal defendants. Private attorneys (like Tom's lawyer) represent defendants in criminal courts and plaintiffs and defendants in civil courts. Most private attorneys who have individuals as clients represent all of these parties all the time. Tom's lawyer clearly represented Tom in a civil case and the other defendant in a criminal case.


Corrected entry: Following on the previously submitted mistake about the MacOS and the C: prompt, when Michael is loading the penny-fraction program he is using a Mac but his hand is on a two-button mouse, which Macs don't have.

Correction: You can hook up a two button mouse to a Mac computer.

Also, Mike Judge has said that he deliberately mixed features of computer software and hardware so that the characters aren't seen to be using a specific kind of computer system. So this is probably a deliberate mistake.

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Continuity mistake: When he is playing Tetris, he is playing a different game every time. (00:43:35)

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Peter Gibbons: So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.
Dr. Swanson: What about today? Is today the worst day of your life?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Dr. Swanson: Wow, that's messed up.

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Trivia: Director Mike Judge wanted the story to be able to take place anywhere, so the state is never specified. Even the license plates on the cars are stateless.

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Question: Does Peter Gibbons ever come out his hypnotic trance during the course of the film?

Louisa Radice

Chosen answer: I think the hypnotism broke something instead of putting him into a trance. It totally released his stress, that stayed despite not being influenced by the hypnotism anymore.

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