He Was A Quiet Man

He Was A Quiet Man

DVD - 2008
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"Bob Maconel [is] a bullied office drone with hate in his heart, voices in his head, and a loaded gun in his desk drawer. When a bizarre twist turns him into an instant hero, Bob begins a tender relationship with a disabled co-worker who asks Bob for the ultimate favor."--Container.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2008.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm


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The DVD case promised "a cross between TAXI DRIVER and OFFICE SPACE." If only. This is a conventional romance that spins a yarn of a sad sack office worker who falls in love with a quadriplegic shooting victim. By the end of the movie we have no idea who Christian Slater's character is.

Nov 17, 2013

Viewers were dragged into the fantasy world of a timid bitter and bullied working stiff in a fortune 500 company. The alternate ending clarified the final scene better in mho.

Aug 01, 2013

Thanks Santa Clara County Libraries.. I suggested this purchase in July of 2013 and am glad to see that it will hit shelfs some time in August.

"There comes a time when the diseased and the weak need to be sacrificed in order to save the herd".

Jun 12, 2011

By no means a perfect film, but certainly provocative and genre-defying. If you liked Office Space and Fight Club, you'll no doubt enjoy this little known gem as well.

Apr 21, 2010

Fair – He Was a Quiet Man (2007) 95 min. Christian Slater plays a troubled man who’s seeking help from his inability to “fit in” at work and at home. In some respect, the film delivers a poignant look into the mind and emotional stability of this individual. What was lacking in this person's life was the simple comfort of hope. Unfortunately, the low production values cheapen the feel of the film and as a result, the viewer is left not taking the film too seriously.

Jul 26, 2009

This film starts out a bit cliched but quickly it takes a left turn at reality. It never does what you might expect and constantly surprises.

Incredibly it manages to switch from bleak, to romantic, black comedy, to drama and then some. It's tragic, inspiring, horrific and sensitive all at once. When was the last time you saw a movie that was disturbing, confusing and made you think? Incredibly well directed, shot, written and acted movie. The writer/director also did many of the effects himself of his home computer. The whole thing was made on a shoestring budget and attracted big screen names based on the quality of the story. This is about substance and not flash, (even thought there's some of that too).

P.S. I love writer/director commentaries.


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Nov 17, 2013

Bob Maconel (to his dream girl): You may ask why I did what I did. But what choice did you give me? How else could I get your attention? All I wanted to do is exist in your world. Just one person, would take time to actually see me. Help me find a way out.

Oct 05, 2012

"I...am not...a spoon!"

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