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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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Also Known As:
"Nine to Five" - USA (original title)
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109 min
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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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The office building exteriors were filmed at the Pacific Financial Center on West 6th Street, in Los Angeles, California.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 »
[Violet's fantasy - she's Snow White and Hart is the villain]
Violet:Your coffee, Mr. Hart.
[Hart drinks the coffee, steam comes from his ears, he screams and his head spins around on his neck]
Franklin M. Hart Jr.:I think there was something in that coffee.
Violet:I think you're right.
Franklin M. Hart Jr.:I think it was poison.
Violet:Right again.
Franklin M. Hart Jr.:I think you did it.
Violet:[singing] Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
[sticks tongue out]
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
'9 to 5' is excellent 24/7, 2 May 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

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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