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Nine to Five (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  19 December 1980 (USA)
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Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

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Russell Tinsworthy
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Mr. Hinkle
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Missy Hart
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Barbara (as Ren Woods)
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Betty
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Maria Delgado
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Meade
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Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They're showing the Boss who's the BOSS! See more »

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19 December 1980 (USA)  »

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From 9 to 5  »

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$103,290,500 (USA)
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Trivia

In the approximate middle of the film, Dolly Parton and her colleagues sent an over curious secretary to the Aspen Language Center in Colorado to learn French. This very same particular TWA 747 shown in this film, later was used in reality on the ill-fated flight of TWA 800, which exploded off of Long Island, New York, on Wednesday, July 17th, 1996. See more »

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When Jane Fonda's ex-husband comes to the Harts back door at NIGHT and is let in they soon hear a noise upstairs. Mr.Hart has knocked over a lamp. When Jane goes to flip garage door mechanism and an ensuing tussle continues, the entire scene behind them is daylight. When she goes downstairs to let her ex out, it is once again night. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Smith: How am I supposed to get out of this mail room prison if they keep hiring people from the outside?
[to Judy Bernly]
Eddie Smith: Lady, you're gonna *hate* it, here.
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Nine To Five
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
Produced by Gregg Perry
©1980 Velvet Apple Music and Fox Fanfare Music, Inc.
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'9 to 5' is excellent 24/7
2 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie starts with Dolly Parton's anthem to office workers everywhere and immediately sets the movie's tone throughout. "9 to 5", to me, is a comedy classic. The three leads put in fine performances (especially love Lily Tomlin's frustration as Violet Newstead) as does Dabney Coleman as the boss you just love to hate. It's basic "Screenwriting 101". Likable leads, easy to hate protagonist, fun and fast-moving story, solvable conflicts, the "all is lost" moment and viable resolution. It doesn't hurt that your title is a hit song, too.

This movie was pretty big back in 1980. It was the 2nd highest grossing movie of the year. Number one went to "The Empire Strikes Back". It's not hard to see why this movie did so well. How many of us has had dreams of getting even with their boss? The movie still plays well today. Sure, a lot of those office hijinx don't happen anymore and we've become so sensitive as a nation that the mere mention of sex (what?? people do that?? how disgusting!! ) would likely get you sued or fired. Overall, this movie is just one fun ride! See more reviews at www.soveryterry.com


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