6.7/10
23,148
91 user 41 critic

Nine to Five (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 19 December 1980 (USA)
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
2,847 ( 739)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Judy Bernly
... Violet Newstead
... Doralee Rhodes
... Franklin Hart, Jr.
... Tinsworthy
... Roz
... Hinkle
... Dick
... Missy Hart
... Barbara (as Ren Woods)
Norma Donaldson ... Betty
Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini ... Maria
... Margaret
Richard Stahl ... Meade
... Eddie
Edit

Storyline

Meet Franklin Hart (Dabney Coleman). The biggest "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" boss on the planet. He thrills in taking advantage of his head female office staff; humiliating, downplaying, and condescending against them whenever conveniently possible, particularly his top assistant Violet (Lily Tomlin). Long-exhausted over his gruesome bullishness, Violet, alongside co-workers Doralee (Dolly Parton) and Judy (Jane Fonda) comprise comical methods of "doing him in", when a freak incident occurs. They then manage to kidnap Hart and trap him in his own house, while assuming control of his department, and productivity leaps. But just how long can they keep him tied up? Written by Peanutlee <oprlvr@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot Edition [25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

9 to 5  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,966,832, 21 December 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,290,500
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin also starred in Grace and Frankie (2015). See more »

Goofs

When Violet's car (with the three women in the front seat) wrecks into the Dumpster, none are wearing seat belts (we see them get into the car) yet none of them flies forward on impact, despite a high speed. See more »

Quotes

Violet Newstead: I have to go shopping. We're running out of everything: cat food, fish food, ant spray, rat poison.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fringe: Power Hungry (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Nine To Five
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
Produced by Gregg Perry
©1980 Velvet Apple Music and Fox Fanfare Music, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fully of classic one line quotes you'll be laughing for ages.
23 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This has to be a true classic movie for anybody. Parton, Fonda, Tomlin play the three main characters set in a big business office block, "Consolidated". Dolly Parton is excellent, portraying the country girl, Jane Fonda as the divorced housewife's first job role, and Lily Tomlin as the bosses stepping stone. The film is full of one line crack jokes which can be missed on the first time you watch it. Do watch the movie a few times, and soon you'll pick up on how funny the lines are "Violet, did you get my Memo?", "I did Roz, I tore right through it".

Later in the film the plot is well underway and animation is combined successfully with Tomlin's scene of a Snow White type character!

I loved this film, and my laserdisc copy is always on the top of the pile. A good all rounder to be watched over and over, and I sometimes find myself using those punch lines.

Dolly Parton provides the "9 to 5" opening music, which sets the movie off to a good pace.


15 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 91 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed