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Threat Level Midnight Is Definitely Not A Threat!


David Mudd

Hello reader! In this article we have got you news about Threat Level Midnight. Yes, the action-comedy has been the talk of the town again after about ten years of its release. Don’t go anywhere because we have a surprise at the end that you will love!

Threat Level Midnight is the 17th episode of the famous television series “The Office(Season 7)”. Though it is an episode, sometimes it’s also referred to as the Threat Level Midnight Movie because of its popularity among all the other episodes.

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Directed by Tucker Gates, Threat Level Midnight has an action-packed storyline that does nothing but gives you unlimited doses of laughter. So are you ready to explore this article for more! Keep reading till the end.

Who Is The Writer Of Threat Level Midnight?

The amazing episode, Threat Level Midnight was exclusively written by B.J. Novak, who successfully infused the action thrills and comic effects in the script that we see on screen. The writer is also featured as Ryan Howard on the show.

What Is The Storyline Of Threat Level Midnight?

Threat Level Midnight is considered the “most conceptually ambitious” episode of The Office series. As for the storyline, the secret agent ‘Michael Scarn’ is forced to retire because of the death of his wife. 

To this, the President of the US(played by Craig Robinson) reacts and thus prevents the ‘Goldenface’ from killing several hostages. All of this action is full of comedy that will make you laugh harder!

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There is a twist when ‘Scarn’ disappears for a while and learns to play hockey. Later he confronts ‘Goldenface’ but gets shot. When he recovers from this injury he learns that the President was all over it. This disheartens him and he goes to a bar to bury his sorrows. 

Finally, recollecting his energy and courage in the bar, ‘Scarn’ is able to fight ‘Goldenface’ and hence blows him up in the course of action.

Who Were On The Sets Of Threat Level Midnight?

Threat Level Midnight features a very talented and amazing cast. Here’s the list for you:

  • Steve Carell stars as Michael Scran.
  • John Krasinski stars as Goldenface.
  • Rainn Wilson stars as Samuel.
  • Craig Robinson  stars as President Jackson.
  • B.J. Novak stars as the Hockey Coach.
  • Ed Helms stars as Billy, the bartender.
  • Jenna Fischer stars as Sandra.
  • Leslie David Baker stars as the Narrator.

Fact: Steve Carell finally appeared in this action movie after 11 years of preparation, writing, shooting, re-shooting as well as editing.

Guest Appearances

  • David Denman stars as Roy Anderson.
  • Melora Hardin stars as Jan Levinso.
  • Rashida Jones stars as Karen Filipelli.
  • Linda Purl stars as Helene Beesly.

When Was the Threat Level Midnight Aired?

Threat Level Midnight  was premiered on the 17th of February, 2011 as part of the 17th episode of The Office Season 7. It was the 143rd episode of the series overall and was aired on NBC.

What Are The Locations Of Threat Level Midnight?

While the episode/movie Threat Level Midnight is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the filming location is specifically Chandler Valley Center Studios in California, USA. It depicts the everyday lives of office employees in a fictitious ‘Paper Company’.

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What Are The Reviews For Threat Level Midnight?

With an IMDb rating of 9.7/10, Threat Level Midnight was viewed by 6.41 million viewers during the first week of its release. It received a lot of love from the fans and it was a remarkable success. Afterall its action comedy, the most loved genre, isn’t it?

We have got you some audience reviews below and what’s better than reading audience response, isn’t it?

  1. A large part of the audience loved the suspense comedy in Threat Level Midnight and stated that everything about the short movie is wonderful.
  2. Some said, Threat Level Midnight is the finest in existence and the best episode of the whole series.
  3. Some believed with action, music, dance and comedy Threat Level Midnight brought up important themes from a political viewpoint.
  4. Many fans just could not take their eyes off the character of Scarn, because they absolutely loved his performance.
  5. Some fans categorised Threat Level Midnight as a “Masterpiece” with the best graphics, sound effects, characters, acting, suspense and comedy.

Where Can You Watch Threat Level Midnight?

As promised earlier, here is the surprise reveal for you. You don’t have to go anywhere to watch Threat Level Midnight because we have got it here. Watch it now!

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