Head Office (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  3 January 1986 (USA)
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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 »



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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>

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Release Date:

3 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bronca na Certa  »

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$1,455,873 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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[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 products, from the 50-megaton nuclear warhead to a creamer and nuttier peanut butter and a new, quieter artificial heart. Every day at INC we're developing new products that will improve your life, like Permalax, an all-new laxative implant, that relieves irregularity for up to 25 years with a one-step ...
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Performed, written and produced by Alan Howarth
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When the tough get going, the weak get screwed.
25 September 1998 | by (Roseville, CA , USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is not very well known, but it's a gem. If you have worked in a large corporate environment, you are sure to see something here you recognize. This is sort of a pre-technology age Dilbert (because of the whole office world thing). It is the story of a young man ,Jack, just out of Business School. His father is a senator and the Corporation (INC is their name) is trying to get government backing for work they are doing in South America. They hire Jack as a way to control the senator. Jack goes up the corporate ladder quickly and he watches others fall, yet he does nothing to deserve his advancement. A lot of funny stuff about corporate politics. Great people in this little movie.

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