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R| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Doug Stauber (Seann William Scott) holds the post of assistant manager at a Chicago supermarket that plans to open an additional store right in his own neighborhood. His boss (Fred Armisen) assures him that he is the top choice for managing the new location. This changes when the affable Canadian Richard Wehlner (John C. Reilly) joins the staff. To Doug's alarm, Richard has his eye on the same position -- and it's not long before the two colleagues erupt into all-out managerial warfare.

Cast: Seann William Scott , John C. Reilly , Jenna Fischer , Lili Taylor , Fred Armisen , Gil Bellows , Bobby Cannavale , Rick Gonzalez

Director: Steve Conrad

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Third Rail

The Promotion (2008)

Release Date: March 7th, 2008|1 hr. 26 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Isn't quite as boring as it sounds, thanks to writer/director Steve Conrad's strong script and decent performances by John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's totally down-to-earth, as real as a trip to the supermarket. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There's still a lot to like here, but ultimately the movie reflects its hapless hero a little too well. While we're constantly rooting for it to succeed, the finish line seems forever out of reach. show more

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