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
All three women end up following through on their fantasies for getting rid of Mr. Hart: Judy tries to shoot him in his office (she misses), Doralee lassos and ties him up in his office, and Violet (accidentally) puts rat poison in his coffee. See more »
In some versions, when Doralee lassos Hart and he falls backward, you can see the crash mat he falls onto. See more »
[a candy-striper, with a 'Buffy' nametag, approaches Violet who's hauling a dead corpse on a gurny under a sheet]
Excuse me. Could you tell me where the coffee shop is?
The coffee shop.
The coffee shop? No, I'm new here, I don't drink coffee.
I'm new here too. Where do you work?
In the morgue?
Yes, that's right!
[looks at the body on the gurny]
How did he... ?
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Edited for TV version cuts the boss's explanation for why he doesn't want to be examined after waking up in hospital. See more »
Three miserable women (Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda) take it upon themselves to get back at their evil boss (Dabney Coleman) in this hilarious little film. Rat poison, crazy dream sequences and S&M-styled equipment are the main calling cards in this amazingly creative little comedy. Parton's title song is also strong and it received an Oscar nod in 1980. Impressive comedic fare. 4 stars out of 5.
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