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Head Office (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 January 1986 (USA)
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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Join the lunatics that run the world's most irrational multinational. See more »




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


When Jack is first shown his new office in Complaints, the name plate by his door appears and disappears between shots. See more »


[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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References Real People (1979) See more »


Composed and performed by Alan Howarth
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I had the pleasure of speaking with Eddie Albert about "Head Office"
17 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

About 20 years ago I ran into Eddie Albert at "Disneyworld", and asked him about one of the greatest "black comedies" of all time, "Head Office". What I wanted to know was, with a great cast, and a terrific script, how come the film sank into obscurity? His answer was that the studio thought it hit a little too close to home, lampooning big business. What makes "Head Office" so special is that the lack of communication between top executives and the people who are actually on the firing line, is all true. "Never make a decision, just approve other peoples decisions" I love this movie, and if you enjoy "dark comedy" this is one of the best. - MERK

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