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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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Storyline

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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The power behind the throne 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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The picture has been said to have been inspired by Preston Sturges's classic screwball comedy Unfaithfully Yours (1948) itself remade just a few years after this movie with Unfaithfully Yours (1984) 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 »

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Violet: I have to go shopping. We're running out of everything: cat food, fish food, ant spray, rat poison.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.28 (2008) See more »

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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-Work Was Never This Much Fun ***
30 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No question that this is a very funny movie thanks to the gifted performances of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman and Dolly Parton. Parton's Oscar worthy song 9 to 5 immediately captures a positive mood in this tale of 3 women who gang up on their miserable boss who has subjected them to sexism in every sense of the word.

The real surprise in this film is Fonda's performance. She goes from a woman who acts and dresses as if she is a spinster teacher to one who is quite hip.

There are some silly moments when the 3 women imagine how they will get rid of boss Dabney Coleman. The mix up at the hospital, though inane, is needed to keep the story going.

A wonderful film depicting the changes of roles of women in the workplace, changing conventional ways of doing things in the office, and a marvelous cat and mouse relationship made by the women and Coleman to get the goods on each other


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