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Nine to Five (1980)

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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Mr. Hinkle
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Missy Hart
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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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Getting even is a full-time job. See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$103,290,500 (USA)
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A sequel of this movie was planned but then the sequel to be was immediately scrapped after the death of actor, Colin Higgins, on Friday, August 5th, 1988. (His life time can be seen at Wikipedia's address link: [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Higgins]). See more »

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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

Doralee: That's just great! We just waltz into the hospital and say, "We're sorry, we made a mistake." Well, maybe they'll give us Hart's body in exchange!
Violet: There is no need to get sarcastic!
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Featured in Biography: Dolly Parton (2006) 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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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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