MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 499 this week

Head Office (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  3 January 1986 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 933 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 2 critic

Upon graduation from college with a business degree, John Issel is promptly hired by Helmes's company I.N.C. At INC, the one who gets ahead, does it by kissing ass, or over someone else's ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
a list of 110 titles
created 21 Aug 2011
 
a list of 956 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
a list of 183 titles
created 02 Apr 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Head Office" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Head Office (1985)

Head Office (1985) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Head Office.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey
Off Beat (1986)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Judge Reinhold, Meg Tilly, Cleavant Derricks
Hockey Night (TV Movie 1984)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A female goalie player faces prejudiced opposition when she joins a boys team.

Director: Paul Shapiro
Stars: Megan Follows, Rick Moranis, Gail Youngs
Baby on Board (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

When the widow of an accidentally murdered mob bookkeeper goes looking for revenge she mistakenly finds it in this slapstick comedy of errors. Forced to go on the lam with her young ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Schaeffer
Stars: Garfield Andrews, Themmis Anno, Barry Ashley
The Wild Life (1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Director: Art Linson
Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz
Near Mrs. (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A philandering executive tries to juggle two wives and a mistress, and finds himself suddenly being shadowed by some angry Russian holdouts from the Cold War.

Director: Baz Taylor
Stars: Judge Reinhold, Casey Siemaszko, Cécile Paoli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The 'keys to freedom' for citizens of Hong Kong are US passports, as their city quakes with the imminent transition to Chinese Communist rule. A deadly black market for passports is ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Feke
Stars: Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif, Denholm Elliott
Crackerjack 2 (1997)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A policeman working alone must rescue his girlfriend and a trainload of other hostages from vicious criminals in a mountain tunnel hideout.

Director: Robert Lee
Stars: Judge Reinhold, Carol Alt, Michael Sarrazin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.

Director: Jack Fisk
Stars: Beau Bridges, Keith Carradine, Beverly D'Angelo
Money (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young man whose father's fortune was stolen by his closest friends sets out to get revenge in this odyssey through the world's major financial centers.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Eric Stoltz, Maryam d'Abo, Bruno Cremer
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips
Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Judge Reinhold, Jeffrey Jones
The Last Polka (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: John Blanchard
Stars: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jack Issel
Lori-Nan Engler ...
Rachael Helmes
...
Pete Helmes
...
John Hudson
Ron Frazier ...
Bob Nixon
...
Max Landsberger
...
Howard Gross
...
Sal
Michael O'Donoghue ...
Scott Dantley
...
Jane Caldwell
...
Mike Hoover
...
Al Kennedy
...
Frank Stedman
Ron James ...
Mark Rabinovich
...
General Sepulveda
Edit

Storyline

Upon graduation from college with a business degree, John Issel is promptly hired by Helmes's company I.N.C. At INC, the one who gets ahead, does it by kissing ass, or over someone else's dead body. John keeps getting promotions, but cant figure out why. Actually management doesn't care about him, they hope that having hired him, his father, Senator Issel, will vote the way they like. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An Outrageous Comedy About Making It Big In Big Business See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bronca na Certa  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$1,455,873 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The band General Public is featured performing "Cry on Your Own Shoulder" in a night club scene. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is first shown his new office in Complaints, the name plate by his door appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Helmes: Hi. My name is Pete Helmes. 30 years ago I started a small company called INC Bearing and Tool and with these balls of steel I built INC International. Now we produce over 10,000 prodcts, from the 50-megaton nuclear warhead to a creamer and nuttier peanut butter and a new, quieter artifical heart. Every day at INC we're developing new products that will improve your life, like Permalax, an all-new laxitive implant, that releives irregulartiy for up to 25 years with a one-step ...
See more »

Connections

References Real People (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

WATCHING YOU
Performed by Gary O'
Written and produced by Gary O'Connor
Courtesy of RCA Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Really, a great move
14 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why hasn't anyone given this a 10 ? Well, agreed that the beginning is the best, but I don't think the movie falls off that much. I agree that this movie predates the office space mentality that has made it so popular. This is a closet classic. The scene w/ Rick Moranis is probably the funnier than any one scene in spaceballs. Doesn't that count for anything ? The boardroom meeting is great, the promoting of a politician's son in order to get his favor is something that does happen all the time. This movie does make a mockery of some of corporate America, but its funny - so what's wrong with that? Unlike the previous gentleman's comments, there is nothing communist about this movie. So Watch it. "Black shoes only in this company, Mister"


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
under-rated comedy ksf-2
Best Spoof Ever pawnx
Anyone know where Burning_Love
PHIL HARTMAN!!! eric_rosenberg7
Where is she now? metalrox_2000
I'm willing to bet.... Mickyfinn
Discuss Head Office (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?