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Disclosure (1994)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  9 December 1994 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Kaplan
Mark Lewyn
Mary Anne Hunter
Don Cherry
Cindy Chang
John Conley Jr
Joseph Attanasio ...
Faryn Einhorn ...
Eliza Sanders


With his company about to merge, a happily married and successful computer expert is expecting a promotion. Instead the job goes to a woman from another plant with whom he had an affair in his bachelor days. His new boss, not only dangerously sexy but equally dangerously ambitious, has climbed the corporate ladder by exerting undue influence on the CEO. She apparently tries to pick up where they left off but he just about manages to resist. This liaison is soon revealed to be part of her master plan to consolidate power and use Tom as a scapegoat to cover her technical misdeeds. As his position at work comes under increasing pressure he decides to file charges of sexual harassment. This is the last thing the company needs. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Sex Is Power


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acoso sexual  »

Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,834,289 (UK) (17 March 1995)


£6,903,320 (UK) (14 April 1995)

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2.35 : 1
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Michelle Pfeiffer was considered for the lead role. See more »


The mediation is completely unrealistic. In a mediation, no court reporter is present to make a transcript and the lawyers do not cross-examine the opposing parties; it is not a mini-trial. In reality, the parties explain their case to the mediator and the mediator tries to get the two sides to agree on terms. See more »


Meredith Johnson: Put it in.
Tom Sanders: [Looking at a mirror] Oh God, I can't do this.
Meredith Johnson: Come on. I want you inside me.
Tom Sanders: Oh no no no. I can't do this. I'm not gonna do this.
Meredith Johnson: Now, Now!
Tom Sanders: No. No. NO! NO!
Meredith Johnson: You can't stop. You just can't stop!
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Intellectual thriller about sex used as a tool for power.
16 May 2005 | by (The World Of Movies) – See all my reviews

Michael Doulgas and Demi Moore head this fine piece of work based on Michael Crichtons' novel. Douglas is Tom Sanders, a typical business man working with a fairly normal company. He is dark horse in the running for promotion, until Meredith Johnson(Moore) arrives. Meredith is an old fling, and she hasn't forgotten the past. When a desperate attempt to open old wounds, or relive steamy times goes awry, Meredith is sickened by Toms' monogamy, and wants revenge! Director Barry Levinson creates a brilliant conflict, which seems to grow heavy with each scene. The entire cast is phenomenal. Moore and Douglas are perfect in their roles, but the main attraction for my eyes, was the quick, smart, catchy performance of Catherine Alvarez by Roma Maffia. Film keeps a strong interest for the whole time, only lacking in some possible slow moments. Part of why the film works so well is the fact that Levinson keeps it intellectual, dealing with adults, and the way they handle these situations. Sex is not a crutch to use for the main stars, who, at the time, were rather big. Instead, sex is portrayed as the key power in the situation. Catherine Alvarez states in the film "Sexual harassment is not about sex, it's about power. She has it, you don't". Pretty catchy way to portray sexual harassment. Technology is later brought in as a power to...but why should I say anything more? See the film for yourself.

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