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Nine to Five (1980)

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.

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Barbara (as Ren Woods)
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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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Which would you rather punch? The clock or your boss? See more »

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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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A release on VHS tape was originally planned with the same date as the film's theatrical release. However, the video release was postponed three months, due to complaints from movie theater owners, and the numerous letters they received from all across North America. See more »

Goofs

Just before the first time we see the garage door opener used on Mr. Hart (when Doralee is bringing his lunch in a green sweater), we see him walk into the bathroom looking for something - presumably a weapon. He is very clearly wearing pajama bottoms. When he walks out of the bathroom, he is very clearly wearing shorts (boxers?). He then breaks a leg off the TV tray, planning to hit Doralee with it. Much later in the movie, we see Hart walk into the bathroom - clearly wearing boxers/shorts - when he DOES find the nail file hidden in the drawer. Seems like there were two scenes shot, one in PJs and one in shorts, and they were incorrectly spliced together. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: How am I supposed to get out of this mail room prison if they keep hiring people from the outside?
[to Judy Bernly]
Eddie: Lady, you're gonna *hate* it, here.
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Connections

Referenced in Are You Being Served?: Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe (1985) 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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Hilarious Office Angst.
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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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