Based on Richard Dresser's three-man stage play Below the Belt
, veteran filmmaker Robert M. Young's satirical dissection of middle-management power games and grotesque corporate indifference unfolds against deliberately artificial-looking, computer-generated backgrounds. The amiable, fundamentally decent Dobbitt (Robert Knott) has just been hired as a "checker" at a crumbling, third-world factory compound that turns out never-identified "units." Dobbitt will join a team of three managers; he and veteran checker Hanrahan (Xander Berkeley), who will also share a small, rundown room, answer to the slightly older Merkin (Tom Bower). From the moment Dobbitt arrives...