Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
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
Tomlin ad-libbed the line about Judy's (Fonda) big hat needing its own locker at work. She claims it was her only ad-lib, but the reaction of the others suggests that may not have been the case. See more »
When Doralee is fantasizing about giving Hart 'a taste of his own medicine', Hart stands up to leave her office. When he does, the chair he was sat on is empty, but in the next scene, Doralee's lasso is hanging on the chair. See more »
What are we going to do? Roz is coming back from Paris this Friday after completing her six-week schooling of French. What if we still don't get the Ajax Warehouse invoices then?
Well... if she gives us anymore trouble, we'll just send her back to that language school and this time, let her learn to speak German!
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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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