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The Barefoot Executive (1971)

A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Steven Post
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Francis X. Wilbanks
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E.J. Crampton
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Mertons
Heather North ...
Jennifer Scott
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Farnsworth
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Clifford
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Roger
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Tom
Tom Anfinsen ...
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Network Executive
Edwin Reimers ...
Announcer (as Ed Reimers)
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Advertising Executive
Glenn Dixon ...
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Storyline

A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's chimpanzee has a knack for picking successful TV programs. He uses the chimp's programming skills to land himself a job in the programming department of the network. Written by Anonymous

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The Network BUNCH Goes BANANAS! See more »

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Family | Comedy

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17 March 1971 (USA)  »

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The Rating Game  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Final theatrical release for Wally Cox. See more »

Goofs

When Wilbanks and others are watching Steven's apartment, they are using an astronomical telescope and looking directly into the eyepiece. Without an erecting prism the image should be upside-down, but the view we see is a normal image. See more »

Quotes

[Mertons has been repeatedly wheezing, hiccuping, and wheezing again since he and Wilbanks had been stranded on the ledge]
Francis X. Wilbanks: Stop the wheezing, will you? Please stop the wheezing! First you wheeze, then you hiccup, then you wheeze again! You're enough to drive anybody nuts!
Mertons: Oh, I am, am I?
Francis X. Wilbanks: Yes!
Mertons: Well, you're my boss. Maybe I shouldn't say this, but you've been complaining ever since we've been up here. If you don't like the way I wheeze and hiccup, why don't you go find your own ledge to stand on?
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Features Yellowstone Cubs (1963) See more »

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He's Gonna Make It
Written by Bruce Belland & Robert F. Brunner
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Monkey movie with a difference
13 July 2002 | by (Royal Berkshire, UK) – See all my reviews

All the way through this film, part of me was saying "I don't like this kind of film" while the rest of me was replying "No, but I'm enjoying it!" The rather offensive premise here is that the tastes of the great american television-watching public can best be assessed by a chimpanzee.

There's a little go at political-correctness, major swipes at TV production values and some great characterisations of TV exec types.

I watched it while laying carpet tiles and it made a welcome distraction and a good excuse to take a break. I enjoyed it


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