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In Theaters: September 20, 2002 (limited)

September 20, 2002 (limited)

September 27, 2002 (limited)

R | 1h 44m | Drama

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Lee Holloway (Gyllenhaal) has a few strikes against her when she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey (Spader). First, she was released only recently from a mental institution; second, after only one day back with her dysfunctional suburban family, she has already succumbed to her secret, self-destructive habit. Although she's never had a job in her life, Lee is hired by the mysterious lawyer, Mr. Grey. At first the work seems quite normal but soon, in between typing, filing and coffee-making, Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a more personal relationship altogether, crossing lines of conduct that would give any human resource director the vapors.

Director: Steven Shainberg
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Producer(s): Amy Hobby, Andrew Fierberg, Michael Roban
Cast: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie, Patrick Bauchau, Amy Locane
Writer(s): Erin Cressida Wilson
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