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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 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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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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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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GOIN' DOWN
Performed, written and produced by Rich Gibbs
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Different from, well, any other film, kind of.
26 February 2006 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

A very odd movie, this.

By no means a great, or more than mildly entertaining, movie In other words a Judd H. trademark flick. HOWEVER, many of the scenes have haunted me since first seeing it upon its debut, never to see it again since.

Certain scenes and lines are incredible funny, or perverse: especially Eddie Albert's president. The board meetings are all incredible funny. Albert's reaction at a board meeting to a anti-government bombing of "Mr. Chicken" franchises results in a speech that is completely absurd, and yet it differs very little from the speeches given by real business leaders and politicians who link what is now called "globalization" with the exercise of human rights.

Devito IS also good, but in a side story. And Don King spouts wonderful nonsense, ignored by everyone, in a cameo made during the brief period he, and his hairstyle, were seen as charmingly wacky.

It is worth seeing, should you run across it and do not expect too much.


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