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

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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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References Those Amazing Animals (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

FAR SIDE OF CRAZY
Performed by Wall of Voodoo
Written by Andy Prieboy
Produced by Ian Broudie
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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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"


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