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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Tinsworthy
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Roz
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Hinkle
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Missy Hart
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Barbara (as Ren Woods)
Norma Donaldson ...
Betty
Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini ...
Maria
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Margaret
Richard Stahl ...
Meade
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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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The power behind the throne See more »

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Comedy

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19 December 1980 (USA)  »

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9 to 5  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,966,832 (USA) (21 December 1980)

Gross:

$103,290,500 (USA)
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Trivia

Most critics thought Mike Nichols' 1988 feminist office comedy hit Working Girl was in many ways the offspring of 9 to 5. So were The Devil Wears Prada, The Associate, Horrible Bosses and Clockwatchers. See more »

Goofs

When Violet and Judy drive to the hospital in a panic, Violet parks her car at an angle taking up two spaces, but when she goes back to her car to put the corpse in the trunk, the car is parked perfectly straight within one space. See more »

Quotes

Dick: [after seeing Hart tied up and drawing the wrong conclusion] So! This is what you're into now. Bondage, S&M, sex games!
Judy Bernly: [thinking fast] Uh... that's right, all of it! I'm into... everything. Now, get out of here!
Dick: Who *is* that guy?
Judy Bernly: My boss.
Dick: Oh, so you're having an affair with your boss, huh? Isn't that typical!
Judy Bernly: Just like you ran off with your secretary! After getting her *pregnant*, no less!
Dick: But, Judy, this isn't you at all! You can't be serious about this!
Judy Bernly: Don't you tell me what I can or can't ...
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Referenced in American Dad!: Blonde Ambition (2014) 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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Perfect Performances all the way around!!!!!!!
23 July 2001 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

From the sparkling acting debut of Dolly Parton to the comic genius of Dabney Coleman 9 to 5 is one of the best acted comedies of the 1980s. Jane Fonda and the brilliant Lilly Tomlin round out the lead cast with hilarious performances in this screwball revenge comedies that was one of the first films to champion "girl power". Even the smaller characters like Marien Mercer (as Missy Hart)and Elizabeth Wilson (as office snitch/bitch Roz)get in good one liners and laughs. Rent this movie. No wait - BUY this movie. You can watch it again and again.


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