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9 to 5 (1980)

Nine to Five (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 19 December 1980 (USA)
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

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Hinkle
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Missy Hart
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Barbara (as Ren Woods)
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Betty
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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 Peanutlee <oprlvr@yahoo.com>

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Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot Edition [25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD] See more »

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19 December 1980 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$103,290,500 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Violet: Oh, God. They know about the rat poison. I might as well just turn myself in.
Doralee: Violet, it was an accident.
Violet: I'm a murderer.
Judy: No, you're not.
Violet: I'm a murderess. I'm gonna go to the pen. My poor kids. I'm gonna lose my job.
Judy: Violet, stop this.
Violet: 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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Connections

Followed by Nine to Five (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Hilarious Office Angst.
6 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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