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Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film

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Getting fired is not fun. Unless, of course, it’s in the movies, which often go out of their way to make people losing their entire livelihoods seem entertaining. So entirely apropos of nothing, honest, we’ve assembled some of the greatest movie sackings (at least among those available on YouTube, hence the lack of, say, Jerry Maguire) – guaranteed to cheer you up whether you’ve been let go, downsized, or are simply a football manager who’s failed to deliver...

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This list wouldn’t get off the ground without this blistering, iconic scene (written specifically for the movie by David Mamet) in which Alec Baldwin’s Satanic salesman, Blake, busts the balls of an underperforming workforce and introduces a unique incentive in the form of a workplace competition. “Second prize is a set of steak knives… third prize is you’re fired.” Worst. Prize. Ever. Worse, even, than the Capital One Cup.

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1 How could you leave out an old spine quote?
Glenn Close to Michael Keaton: You are sooo fucking fired! More

Posted by Twone77 on Thursday April 24, 2014, 20:05

2 One Massive Absence
American Beauty - when Lester blackmails Brad into giving him a decent settlement. Brilliant. More

Posted by Hillsman on Wednesday April 23, 2014, 13:05

3 Maybe a little nitpicky but...
Flea/Needles doesn't actually fire Marty, he gets him fired. Ito T. Fujitsu ("The Jitz") does. Sorry for being annoying. More

Posted by QuietLife on Wednesday April 23, 2014, 09:11

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