We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming Anchor Bay comedy Demoted, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 12. David Cross plays Kenny Castro, a timid tire salesman who is constantly picked on by Mike (Sean Astin) and Rodney (Michael Vartan). Take a look at this scene where Kenny is rattled in front of his boss and peers.
Fusing the corporate shenanigans of Nine to Five with Office Space, and in the same vein as Horrible Bosses, Demoted boasts a star-studded ensemble cast including Michael Vartan (Hawthorne, Alias), Oscar nominated actor Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Celia Weston (Observe and Report), Sara Foster (90210, The Big Bounce), Cleo King (Pineapple Express, Mike & Molly), Ron White (Horrible Bosses, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie), Robert Klein (Reign Over Me) and Emmy award winner David Cross (Arrested Development, Modern Family).
For Mike (Astin) and Rodney (Vartan), life is good at the Treadline Tire Company. As topline salesmen, they strut through the cubicles, taunt smarmy underling Ken "Don't Call Me Kenny!" Castro (Cross), hold court at their exclusive lunch room table, and cavort at strip clubs with their boss Bob Farrell (Klein). But when Farrell's unexpected "departure" puts Castro in charge, the guys find themselves demoted and demoralized.
Now the target of harassment from the higher ups, Mike and Rodney - with the help of their fellow secretaries - will not only come to appreciate how everyone contributes to the success of a small business, but just might find a way to knock ol' Kenny down a peg or two in the process, proving revenge is best served cold... just like office coffee.