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
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 »
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 »
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...
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?
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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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 »
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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