In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family ... See full summary »
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
Meet Franklin Hart ('Coleman'). The biggest 'sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot' boss on the planet. He thrills in taking advantage of his head female office staff; humiliating, downplaying, and condescending against them whenever conveniently possible, particularly his top assistant Violet ('Tomlin'). Long exhausted over his gruesome bullishness, Violet, alongside coworkers Doralee ('Parton') and Judy ('Fonda') comprise comical methods of "doing him in", when a freak incident occurs. They then manage to kidnap Hart and trap him in his own house, while assuming control of his department, and productivity leaps. But just how long can they keep him tied up? Written by
To prepare for her role as Judy Bernly, a middle-aged divorcee entering the workforce, actress Jane Fonda interviewed numerous women who had entered the labor market late in life due to being widowed or divorced. Fonda took from this an element for her character, that of being over-dressed on her first day. Fonda wore an over-frilly, over-prim and very dowdy conservative wardrobe with over-sized glasses, elaborate hats and an over-done hair-style. See more »
Violet meets Judy at the personnel office, Suite 1100, and takes her upstairs to the 12th floor in what seems to be one slow elevator. See more »
Oh, God. They know about the rat poison. I might as well just turn myself in.
Violet, it was an accident.
I'm a murderer.
No, you're not.
I'm a murderess. I'm gonna go to the pen. My poor kids. I'm gonna lose my job.
Violet, stop this.
I'm no fool. I've killed the boss, you think they're not gonna fire me for a thing like that?
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Three miserable women (Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda) take it upon themselves to get back at their evil boss (Dabney Coleman) in this hilarious little film. Rat poison, crazy dream sequences and S&M-styled equipment are the main calling cards in this amazingly creative little comedy. Parton's title song is also strong and it received an Oscar nod in 1980. Impressive comedic fare. 4 stars out of 5.
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