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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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Maria Delgado
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Margaret Foster
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Meade
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Eddie Smith
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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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They're showing the Boss who's the BOSS! See more »

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19 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

From 9 to 5  »

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$103,290,500 (USA)
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This was Dolly Parton's film debut. In preparation for her role as Doralee Rhodes, she not only committed to memory her own part, but the parts of every other actor in the film. Apparently, the 2 other and more experienced co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda burst out laughing when Dolly Parton let on that she believed that pictures were filmed in the chronological order of a film's script. See more »

Goofs

When Violet and Judy are on their way out of Hart's office for the first time, a crewmember is briefly reflected in the mirror on the wall, ducking quickly out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Violet: I guess I must've made a mistake.
Doralee: You steal the wrong body from the hospital and all you can say is I must have made a mistake!
Violet: It could happen to anyone.
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Spoofs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 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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