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The Boss' Wife (1986)

R | | Comedy | 7 November 1986 (USA)
Joel Keefer is a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate ladder. There's only one thing stopping him - his boss' beautiful and flirtatious wife.

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Louise Roalvang
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Carlos Delgado
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Janet Keefer
Lou Jacobi ...
Harry Taphorn
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Tony Dugdale
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Mr. Roalvang
Diane Stilwell ...
Suzy Dugdale
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Eddie
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Barney
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Doorman
Freddye Chapman ...
Marge
John Harwood ...
Roalvang Aide
Stanley Ralph Ross ...
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Joel Keefer is a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate ladder. There's only one thing stopping him - his boss' beautiful and flirtatious wife.

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A full-bodied comedy about boardroom and bedroom politics. See more »

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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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A Mulher do Chefe  »

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Quotes

Joel Keefer: Just cut it out, ok?
Carlos Delgado: Why?
Joel Keefer: I mean it. There's nothing going on here, ok?
Carlos Delgado: [pointing at a square of butter that Louise pressed against her nipple and put on the table for Joel and Carlos to look at] Nothing going on? What do you think that is? Graumann's Chinese tit?
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Equinox
Wtitten by John Coltrane
Performed by Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
Courtesy of Concord Picante Records
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Wonderful light comedy
16 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is one of my all time favorite light comedy offerings. Christopher Plummer is a master as the neurotic Mr. Roalvang who simply cannot bear to be challenged. He is able to cause his wimpy employee, Daniel Stern, to succumb to his demands by confronting him with a question: "Are you challenging me, Smokey?" Another absolute comic genius is Martin Mull, who becomes more obnoxious the harder he tries to be the favored employee, Tony Dugdale. But none of these three men can deal with the problems caused by the overly, overtly, demandingly erotic Mrs. Roalvang (Arielle Dombasle).

Much of the action takes place on a train, or there are references to trains. Mr. Roalvang even has his lunch delivered on an electric toy train. There is a great scene when Mrs. Roalvang does her bombastic walk through the train station.

The writing is terrific. The actors are great. I have to watch it at least once a year for a laugh fix. I rank it with "Long, Long, Trailer" or "Mr. Blanding's Builds His Dream House."


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