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Haiku Tunnel (DVD, 2002)

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Movie Description
Josh (Josh Kornbluth) is living a temporary existence--from his fast food diet to his fleeting relationships, to his means of supporting himself. He is an office temp. But when he gets an assignment with law firm Schuyler & Mitchell and he is asked to go permanent as a secretary for mysterious lawyer Bob Shelby, he finds that it just may be his temporary status that keeps him on his feet. For his first assignment, Bob gives Josh 17 very important letters to mail out--but by the end of the week, Josh discovers that working on his novel during work is much easier than completing the letters. As the situation becomes more critical, Josh finds that circumstances beyond his control--including a tough night watchman and a beautiful young criminal lawyer--stand in the way of his goal.


HAIKU TUNNEL is based upon a semi-autobiographical monologue by Josh Kornbluth detailing the experiences he gathered as a temp while trying to support his writing. A successful initial run in San Francisco in 1990 allowed Kornbluth to tour the country with the show. This screen version, co-written and co-directed by his brother Jacob, retains its monologue roots and is sure to get a nod of recognition from any viewer who has done time in a corporate environment.

Credits
Director: Jacob Kornbluth, Josh Kornbluth
Producer: Brian Benson

Film Notes
DVD Features:

Region 1
Keep Case
Widescreen
Audio:
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Additional Release Material:
Trailers
Audio Commentary - 1. Josh Kornbluth - Writer/Director, Jacob Kornbluth - Director
Deleted Scenes
Outtakes
Interactive Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Selections
Text/Photo Galleries:
Filmgraphies
Production Notes

Theatrical Release: SEPTEMBER 14, 2001 (LA/NY)

Industry Reviews
"...Droll and disarming....A sly and captivating comedy of imaginative leaps and gently orchestrated pandemonium..."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (09/14/2001)

"...It's an office comedy that hits all the fun stops from giggles to guffaws and, yes, damn it, the dead spots in between....You will laugh..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (10/11/2001)

"...HAIKU TUNNEL is an offbeat comedy that disarms expectations....The supporting cast is stellar..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Mary Houlihan (09/21/2001)

Format: DVD
Feb 2002
Rated R
Recording Mode: (unknown)
Sound: Stereo
Closed Captioned
92 min.
Color
UPC: 043396074736
    • UPC 043396074736
    • Brand Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
00562
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