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9 to 5 (1980)

Nine to Five (original title)
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:

Colin Higgins

Writers:

Patricia Resnick (story), Colin Higgins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Judy Bernly
Lily Tomlin ... Violet Newstead
Dolly Parton ... Doralee Rhodes
Dabney Coleman ... Franklin Hart, Jr.
Sterling Hayden ... Tinsworthy
Elizabeth Wilson ... Roz
Henry Jones ... Hinkle
Lawrence Pressman ... Dick
Marian Mercer ... Missy Hart
Renn Woods ... Barbara (as Ren Woods)
Norma Donaldson Norma Donaldson ... Betty
Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini ... Maria
Peggy Pope ... Margaret
Richard Stahl ... Meade
Ray Vitte ... Eddie
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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>

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From 9 to 5 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$103,290,500
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Dolly Parton's first film, and she thought she was supposed to memorize the entire script -- not just her own lines. She arrived on day one of shooting having memorized it all. "I thought a movie was like a play," she says and was surprised to see scenes being filmed out of order. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Franklin Hart, Jr.: [Hart is about to be "promoted," and shanghaied from CC to Brazil, by Tinsworthy] Mister Tinsworthy, I can't tell you how much I appreciate this; but...
Tinsworthy: So you accept. Very good. Let's just go on up to Hinkle's office and work out the details, shall we?
Franklin Hart, Jr.: How can I move to Brazil?
Tinsworthy: Oh, we're talking about an indefinite leave of absence. I'll have my own people liquidate your assets, so you won't need to hire a house-sitter. And you've done an incredible job of training your assistants, so we'll let...
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) 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.
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Perfect Performances all the way around!!!!!!!
23 July 2001 | by peachesroxSee all my reviews

From the sparkling acting debut of Dolly Parton to the comic genius of Dabney Coleman 9 to 5 is one of the best acted comedies of the 1980s. Jane Fonda and the brilliant Lilly Tomlin round out the lead cast with hilarious performances in this screwball revenge comedies that was one of the first films to champion "girl power". Even the smaller characters like Marien Mercer (as Missy Hart)and Elizabeth Wilson (as office snitch/bitch Roz)get in good one liners and laughs. Rent this movie. No wait - BUY this movie. You can watch it again and again.


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