The Promotion is a 2008 American comedy film written and directed by Steven Conrad. A look at the quest for the American Dream, it focuses on two grocery store managers vying for a promotion. The film premiered at South by Southwest in March 2008. Dimension Films released it on June 6, 2008.
Doug Stauber is the assistant manager of a branch of Donaldson's, a supermarket chain in Chicago. He believes that he is a "shoo-in" for manager of a Donaldson's that is scheduled for construction just a few blocks away from his home. Everyday, Doug deals with the pressures of being the assistant manager. Among his ordeals are an unruly gang of teenagers loitering around the parking lot, the overwhelming amount of negative comments on the customer survey cards he collects (nearly all of which are caused by the gang's antics), a foreigner who constantly slaps him over a box of Teddy Grahams, and the rumors about him being a former Junior Olympics medalist in gymnastics. Then one day, Richard Wehlner and his family move in from Quebec, and he becomes assistant manager alongside Doug.
|editor||Myron Kerstein Tim Streeto|
|keywords||assistant manager behavioral problem cannabis crack cut cutting the cheese flatulence gang member grocery store help lose mace marijuana meet night school parking lot quebec scotland spoil substance abuse summon tater tots teddy grahams wrist brace yoo-hoo|
|producer||Jessika Borsiczky Steven A. Jones|