R | | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.
The dates on Mr. Archibald Buttle's (Brian Miller) paperwork show that he was received by the MOI on June 31, 1984. This would be another reference to it being called "1984 and a half", since it is half way through the year.
Central Services: We do the work, you do the pleasure.
TV commercial pitchman: Hi, there. I want to talk to you about ducts.
In the early scene of the movie, in the Department of Information Retrieval, when the bug falls into the printing machine, we can see that the "Subject for Detention and Interview" forms identify Archibald Tuttle as a "shoe repair operative." This is, in fact, the occupation of the soon-to-be wrongfully identified "Buttle." Archibald Tuttle's occupation is "heating engineer."
Sidney Sheinberg's name is listed in the credits next to Worst Boy. Terry Gilliam and Sheinberg fought notoriously over the content and release of the film.
$30,099 (USA) (22 December 1985)