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I recently watched the beginning of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, featuring a short called "The Crimson Permanent Assurance". This film short instantly reminded me of a clip from a movie I saw a very long time ago but can't remember the name of.

The scene I remember most about this unidentified movie was a similar kind of "surrealistic" takedown of a big business corporation by (what I think was) its workers. I think this scene was towards the end of the movie, and it took place in a more modern looking building and everyone seemed to be wearing business suits. I think lots of papers flew around too. I saw the move clip sometime in the late 1990's, and the movie had the "feel" of something from the 1980's or so. I remember the surrealism of the scene made the film appear to be comedy, but I'm not entirely sure this is the case.

Unfortunately, this is all I can remember about this movie... I know it's a bit sketchy, but if anyone has any ideas as to what this movie was, I'd really appreciate it.

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Sounds a little bit like Brazil. –  his Jan 19 at 0:01
Brazil doesn't have a 'corporate take-down' plot, but it does have a famous paper attack sequence, so could be. –  John Smith Optional Jan 19 at 9:43
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I think this might be the Michael J. Fox movie, "Secret of My Success".

Michael J. Fox gets a job from a distant relative in the mail room of a corporation, and through key friendships with other financial people, impersonates an executive in the corporation and orchestrates a takeover of both his corporation and another corporation that was going to buy them out, assisted by the daughter of the founder and other co-workers (Secretary and friends from mail room).

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