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Release Date:
19 December 1980 (USA) See more »
Getting even is a full-time job. See more »
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Hilarious Comedy Stands The Test Of Time See more (84 total) »


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Jane Fonda ... Judy Bernly

Lily Tomlin ... Violet Newstead

Dolly Parton ... Doralee Rhodes

Dabney Coleman ... Franklin Hart, Jr.

Sterling Hayden ... Tinsworthy

Elizabeth Wilson ... Roz

Henry Jones ... Hinkle

Lawrence Pressman ... Dick

Marian Mercer ... Missy Hart

Renn Woods ... Barbara (as Ren Woods)
Norma Donaldson ... Betty
Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini ... Maria

Peggy Pope ... Margaret
Richard Stahl ... Meade
Ray Vitte ... Eddie
Edward Marshall ... Bob Enright
Alan Haufrect ... Chuck Strell

Earl Boen ... Perkins
Jeffrey Douglas Thomas ... Dwayne Rhodes
Tom Tarpey ... Norman Lane

Michael DeLano ... Motorcycle Cop (as Michael Delano)

Barbara Chase ... Buffy

David Price ... Josh Newstead
Gavin Mooney ... Detective

Peter Hobbs ... Doctor
Terrence E. McNally ... Policeman (as Terrence McNally)
Esther Sutherland ... Janitress
Helene Heigh ... Charlotte
Vicki Belmonte ... Phoebe Hotz
Jerrold Ziman ... Tom Wood
Jessica Badovinac ... Lee Chang
Eric Mansker ... Mailroom Clerk
Shirley Anthony ... Maxine
Michael Hehr ... Intern
Gary Bisig ... Medic
Brad David ... Medic (as Brad David Stockton)
Terry Jackson House ... Medic
Raymond O'Keefe ... Man in Hospital
Vanna Salviati ... Woman in Hospital
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisabeth Fraser ... (uncredited)
Les Jankey ... Disabled Office Worker (uncredited)
Berniece Janssen ... Extra (uncredited)
Mark Rodney ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Kopi Sotiropulos ... Taxi driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Colin Higgins 
Writing credits
Patricia Resnick (story)

Colin Higgins (screenplay) and
Patricia Resnick (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce Gilbert .... producer
Lew Grade .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pembroke J. Herring 
Casting by
Terry Liebling  (as Terry H. Liebling)
Production Design by
Dean Edward Mitzner  (as Dean Mitzner)
Art Direction by
Jack G. Taylor Jr.  (as Jack Gammon Taylor Jr.)
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley  (as Anne McCulley)
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
Makeup Department
Bernadine M. Anderson .... makeup artist: Ms. Fonda (as Bernadine Anderson)
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist: Ms. Parton
Ve Neill .... makeup artist: Ms. Tomlin
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist: Ms. Fonda
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist: Ms. Parton
Evelyn Trimmer .... hair stylist: Ms. Tomlin
Production Management
Richard Hashimoto .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Daigler .... assistant director
Chris Soldo .... second assistant director
Janet G. Knutsen .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Mel Cooper .... lead person (as Margaret Cooper)
George Eckert .... set designer
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... on-set stand-by painter (as Claudia Gilligan)
George Jenson .... illustrator (as George F. Jenson)
Gary Martin .... construction coordinator
Gregory Pickrell .... set designer
Richard M. Rubin .... property master
Bob Wray .... set designer
Sound Department
Andrew Chulack .... sound editor
Linda Dove .... sound editor
Nicholas Eliopoulos .... supervising sound editor
Godfrey Marks .... dialogue editor
Bruce Richardson .... sound editor (as Paul Bruce Richardson)
Theodore Soderberg .... re-recording mixer
Richard Taylor .... sound editor
Paul Wells .... re-recording mixer
Jeff Wexler .... production sound mixer
Douglas O. Williams .... re-recording mixer (as Douglas Williams)
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
Matt Sweeney .... special effects
Jay King .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Marv Ystrom .... optical effects (uncredited)
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator (as Jim Arnett)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary R. Dodd .... key grip (as Gary Dodd)
Charles Minsky .... camera operator (as Chuck Minsky)
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Doug Pentek .... gaffer
Dave Anderberg .... grip (uncredited)
Albert Hood .... electrician (uncredited)
Scott Miller .... opening title sequence (uncredited)
Animation Department
Nicholas Eliopoulos .... animation supervisor
Fred Lucky .... animation characters
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... costumer: men
Shirlee Strahm .... costume supervisor
Marla Denise Schlom .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tim Board .... assistant editor
Maria Stinnett-Busby .... apprentice editor (as Maria Stinnett)
Nicholas Eliopoulos .... editor: animation sequence (uncredited)
Craig Herring .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Kay Molyneaux .... location manager
Music Department
John R. Harris .... music editor (as John Harris)
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Aram Betkijian .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Janet M. Daube .... assistant: Colin Higgins
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Gary Kalkin .... unit publicist
Denise Kurtzman .... assistant to producer
David Oliver .... title designer
Eileen Peterson .... assistant to producer
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nine to Five" - USA (original title)
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109 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL (1981) | Peru:Apt | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

A release on VHS tape was originally planned with the same date as the film's theatrical release. However, the video release was postponed three months due to complaints from movie theater owners and the numerous letters they received all across North America.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Doralee:You know... I just don't get it, Dwayne.
Dwayne Rhodes:What's that, honey?
Doralee:I'm as nice as I know how to be to every single person in that office. Everyone treats ME like a... BASTARD at a family reunion.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)See more »
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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious Comedy Stands The Test Of Time, 8 January 2006
Author: E. Catalan ( from United States

I never saw 9 TO 5 when it played at the theaters but saw it soon after on video. I was like 14 years old back then and I remember enjoying the film very much, even if I didn't get all the misogynistic humor and women's lib stuff. Fast forward to 2006 and I decided to buy 9 TO 5 on DVD and see the fun again. After all, I haven't seen this one on TV in a LONG time and my local BLOCKBUSTER is sorely lacking a "classics" catalog. I knew in my mind that some of the movies you hold so dearly when you're a kid simply don't "cut it" when you see them all grown up. I am very pleased to say that 9 TO 5 has stood the test of time quite well and its "it's a corporate world" underpinnings couldn't be more appropriate now a days. The movie was cleverly written and directed and the humor develops naturally without looking forced or too acted out. It's the story of recently divorced Judy Bernly (Jane Fonda). Her ex husband ran away with his secretary and now Judy, ironically, finds a job being one. The company is called Consolidated Companies, which by the way, we never really know what they do or what they sell. We only know that it is a big company and that each floor of the high building is a "division". Frank Hart (played wonderfully by Dabney Coleman) is the villainous boss and head of the division. He is, as his right hand aide might put it, an "egotistical bigot". Hart's overwhelming tyranny makes his aide, Violet, to snap and with her go Judy and Dorlee (Dolly Parton), his voluptuous personal secretary. The trio spend the afternoon together drinking and smoking pot and jokingly thinking how each of them would "kill" their boss if they had the chance. The movie visualizes each of the secretary's outlandish fantasies and this part of the movie is one of the most entertaining and hilarious. Next day it's back to the real world and back to the daily grind. From here on each of the secretaries' fantasies take real form in some way or another making the movie even more fun. You'll have to see the rest to know what I mean. Despite being a 25 year old movie, 9 TO 5 stands the test of time perfectly, with only some of the cars and some of the clothing fashion looking a bit dated. It is a very well made, fast paced comedy that never bores. My wife loved it and she had never seen it before (she was barely a year when this came out!). 9* out of 10!!!

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