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Head Office (1985)

 -  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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Cast

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Jack Issel
Lori-Nan Engler ...
Rachael Helmes
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Pete Helmes
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John Hudson
Ron Frazier ...
Bob Nixon
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Max Landsberger
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Howard Gross
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Sal
Michael O'Donoghue ...
Scott Dantley
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Jane Caldwell
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Mike Hoover
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Al Kennedy
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Frank Stedman
Ron James ...
Mark Rabinovich
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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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3 January 1986 (USA)  »

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Bronca na Certa  »

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$1,455,873 (USA)
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Trivia

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

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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 ...
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YOU'RE IN MY DREAMS
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Excellent movie for those working in large corporations
6 June 2000 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

As the other reviewer says, this is definitely a gem of a movie! If you work in a 15000+ employee corporation, you will see what we mean.

Danny De Vito is excellent as a manager who has been forced to jump to his early fall from an office window; Don Novello as the car driver with a taste for Julio Iglessias; Judge Rheinhold playing Jack Issel is great as the son of a congressman; Rick Moranis as a PR head is also great especially with the delivery of the line "I love this business" as he is checking his blood pressure; as is Jane Seymour, offering the line, after making love to a colleague: 'I wouldn't be much if a screwed my way to the bottom."

Great movie all round. I specially liked the line "we make everything from toilet paper to nuclear power plants."

You will certainly enjoy this one!


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