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
This was Dolly Parton's theatrical film debut. In preparation for her role as Doralee Rhodes, she not only committed to memory her own part, but the parts of every other role in the film. Apparently, the two experienced starring actresses, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, burst out laughing when Parton let on that she believed that pictures were filmed in the chronological order of a film's script. See more »
When Franklin Hart is on the phone discussing the Ajax warehouse, none of the line buttons on his phone are pressed down nor lit up as they would during an real-world call. See more »
How am I supposed to get out of this mail room prison if they keep hiring people from the outside?
[to Judy Bernly]
Lady, you're gonna *hate* it, here.
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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 »
Sugary, lovable boss is unfairly attacked by 3 vindictive, murderous bitches
Comedies usually appeal to me about as much as falling into a snake pit. This one, however, was a little jewel. For my money, the boss made the movie....what a crud! While Dolly wasn't as polished as the other players, all did a commendable job. Just too funny!!
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