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Nine to Five (1980)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Tinsworthy
Mr. Hinkle
Missy Hart
Barbara (as Ren Woods)
Norma Donaldson ...
Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini ...
Maria Delgado
Margaret Foster
Richard Stahl ...
Ray Vitte ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

19 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

9 to 5  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$103,290,500 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The office building exteriors were filmed at the Pacific Financial Center on West 6th street, Los Angeles. See more »


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 »


Doralee: [stepping out from behind the car after seeing that the wrong corpse is in the trunk of the car] Uh, Judy? Would you come back here for a second?
Judy: What?
Doralee: Look.
Judy: Who's that?
Doralee: I don't know.
Judy: Where's Hart?
Doralee: I don't know.
Judy: Oh, my God, you mean she... OH MY GOD!
Doralee: [stepping out from beind the car] Violet, honey, would you come over here for a second?
Violet: What is the matter with you two? We have got to get the - who is that?
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Referenced in After Lately: A Tale of Two Lisps (2012) See more »


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

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