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The Secretary (1995)

Disgruntled secretary Deidre turns to murder and blackmail after being turned down for promotion.

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Ellen Bradford
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Deidre Bosnell
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Eric Bradford
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Ted Burke
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Lester Howland
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George Matthias
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Robert Stiller
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Marcia Hastings
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Mary Quinn
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Cindy Bradford
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Chuck Bosnell
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James Robinson
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Richard Josephson
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June Grayson
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Shari Grayson
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Deidre Bosnell is the best secretary in the office, but for some reason Lester, her boss, has not give her the promotion she thinks she deserves... Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Only if you're really bored.
24 February 2004 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

THE TEMP (1993) didn't do much theatrical business, but here's the direct-to-video rip-off you didn't want, anyway! Ellen Bradford (Mel Harris) is the new woman at Millennium Investments, a high scale brokerage firm, who starts getting helpful hints from wide-eyed secretary Deidre (Sheila Kelley). Deidre turns out to be an ambitious daddy's girl who will stop at nothing to move up the corporate ladder, including screwing a top broker she can't stand and murdering anyone who gets on her bad side. She digs up skeletons in Ellen's closet, tries to cause problems with her husband (Barry Bostwick), kills while making it look like she is responsible, kidnaps her daughter and tries to get her to embezzle money from the company.

Harris and Kelley deliver competent performances, the supporting cast is alright and it's reasonably well put-together, but that doesn't fully compensate for a script that travels down a well-worn path and offers few surprises.


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