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Head Office (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  3 January 1986 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Bruce Wagner ...
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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An Outrageous Comedy About Making It Big In Big Business See more »

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3 January 1986 (USA)  »

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Head Office  »

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$1,455,873 (USA)
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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 »

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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 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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References Real People (1979) See more »

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WATCHING YOU
Performed by Gary O'
Written and produced by Gary O'Connor
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Too close to the truth!
23 January 2000 | by (Perry Hall, MD) – See all my reviews

I was sitting around the other day looking for a movie and found this one. Having nothing better to do, I watched it without any hopes of great comedy entertainment. I was wrong. I laughed all the way through. Why? Because it so much resembled the Fortune 500 Company I used to work for! Kids if you're smart you'll avoid big business. Its wasteful, evil and the way practiced, brings out the worst in human nature. Watch this movie, for in its satirical way it shows everything wrong with American business practices in big corporate America. When the executives were lunching and actually gave some credence to the flippant remark that Issel made "why not just kill him", it struck home with me, because I believe that at least some corporate executives would not stop at murder to accomplish an end--usually a personal one and not even one to further their companies. To me this satire works oh too well!


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