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A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.

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Sexual harassment is the theme, but here it is the man who is harassed by his new female boss. A high-flying executive, Meredith, is out to ruin her former lover, who she's just beaten to the top job in an electronics company, using every trick in the book. Written by Rob Hartill

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Sex Is Power

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Rated R for a very strong sex scene, sexual dialogue and other strong language | See all certifications »

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9 December 1994 (USA)  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,834,289 (UK) (17 March 1995)

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$83,000,000 (USA)
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Throughout the movie Tom mentions that Meredith won the Miss New Mexico pageant. Demi Moore who plays Meredith is originally from New Mexico. See more »

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The stain on Tom Sanders' tie changes position. See more »

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[Meridith passionately kisses Tom]
Meredith Johnson: There... Now that wasn't so bad, wasn't it?
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I wonder if Clifford 43, from Oz, may have missed the point.
23 March 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a psychological thriller, which neatly plots a few days in the life of an technical executive in a computer company and his interaction with his colleagues, all as ambitious as he is himself. The film improves on Michael Crichton's novel by showing us how manipulative modern management is, when the bottom line is a big bonus to the bosses. Donald Sutherland, is excellent as the Boss who wants an important merger to work. And he thinks he has the person to make it do just that - the Demi Moore character, equallly excellent in a difficult role. Michael Douglas (excellent too)finds himself sidelined,being unaware of the bigger issues at stake. The plot becomes complicated by his being sexually harassed by Demi Moore's character - an issue which upset The Feminist Sisterhood - and possibly lost the film support from female viewers? But the plots and counter plots are clever. The end is not signalled in any obvious way and the use of the advanced computer system is absolutely central to the development of the story. The plot could be used as a blueprint for any story about corruption; backstabbing; corporate malpractice & legal manipulation. Cast your mind back to the Arbitration sessions - watch the by-play of the two attorneys. This is powerful cinema. I give it 9.5.


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