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Head Office (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 January 1986 (USA)
Lazy, womanizing Jack gets employed at the NYC HQ of the multinational conglomerate, INC. Crazy chaos, promotions, firings, suicides etc. seem to be the way of the day.

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Ken Finkleman

Writer:

Ken Finkleman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Reinhold ... Jack Issel
Lori-Nan Engler Lori-Nan Engler ... Rachael Helmes
Eddie Albert ... Pete Helmes
Merritt Butrick ... John Hudson
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... Bob Nixon
Richard Masur ... Max Landsberger
Rick Moranis ... Howard Gross
Don Novello ... Sal
Michael O'Donoghue ... Scott Dantley
Jane Seymour ... Jane Caldwell
Wallace Shawn ... Mike Hoover
Bruce Wagner ... Al Kennedy
Danny DeVito ... Frank Stedman
Ron James Ron James ... Mark Rabinovich
John Kapelos ... General Sepulveda
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Storyline

Upon graduation from college with a business degree, John Issel is promptly hired by Helmes's company I.N.C. At INC, the one who gets ahead, does it by kissing ass, or over someone else's dead body. John keeps getting promotions, but cant figure out why. Actually management doesn't care about him, they hope that having hired him, his father, Senator Issel, will vote the way they like. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Taglines:

An Outrageous Comedy About Making It Big In Big Business See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Männer für jeden Job See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,937,934, 5 January 1986

Gross USA:

$3,393,807
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Stedman (Danny Devito) is looking at the article about him being investigated for illegally selling shares of stocks, the photo in the paper of Devito is actually still shot of his Taxi character Louie De Palma. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is first shown his new office in Complaints, the name plate by his door appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Helmes: Hi. My name is Pete Helmes. 30 years ago, I started a small company called INC Bearing and Tool, and with these balls of steel I built INC International. Now, we produce over 10,000 products, from a 50-megaton nuclear warhead to a creamer, nuttier peanut butter and a new, quieter, artificial heart. Every day at INC we're developing products that will improve your life, like Permalax, an all-new laxative implant, that relieves irregularity for up to 25 years with a one-step ...
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Alternate Versions

The TV network version has various additional scenes which include:
  • Jack walking across a basketball court and shooting a basket with some player friends of his while on his way to his first day at INC.
  • Additional bit of dialog between Helms and General Toliver in the helicopter.
  • A scene of Jack buying a Rolling Stones magazine at a corner news stand and the first introduction Robert Hoover and Al Kennedy bickering about Helms.
  • Additional dialog between Jack and Jane in her office telling him that "information is power."
  • Another bit of dialog where Kennedy discuses INC's plans for a proxy fight over a company called West Oil during the board meeting in which Helms disagrees.
  • Helms detailing INC's strengths in another bit while discussing an unpaid phone bill over a client.
  • Kennedy telling Jane about him quitting INC and his plan for asking Helms to join a Los Angeles office during the board meeting scene with the little German-speaking man.
  • Additional scene of Jack first arriving at Helms' house and a frantic Kennedy trying to talk to Helms during his morning jog around his back garden about an Los Angeles job and being set upon by a guard dog as well as treading across a reflecting pond to keep up with him.
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Connections

References Real People (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

MUSIC LOVERS
Performed by Dunn Pearson
Written by Dunn Pearson and Joe Porrello
Produced by Dunn Pearson
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User Reviews

 
Rick Moranis's Sons are so lucky they get him all to themselves
12 November 2016 | by waziam-05881See all my reviews

John Issel (Judge Reinhold) gets handballed a cushy job straight out of business school, and gets all up on his moral high ground in a frankly preposterous company. There is a love interest and a bunch of characters (EVEN DON KING) and some banging 80s music. Also there is a bizarre interest in ball bearings, a curious theme that spreads through a number of money films I've noticed.

Rick Moranis and Danny DeVito are DEAD funny in Head Office. The neighbours heard me laughing.

Man Rick Moranis is funny as hell in this, Space Balls funny. And considering there is no more Rick Moranis going around now you might want to get on this one.

***Spoiler Alert***

However both Moranis and Devito die in the first 15 minutes of the film, literally killed off, and it's mostly awful after this (mostly). I mean you can keep watching, but instead just watch walking dead or a MASH rerun or something. Did HBO just offer them some lovely contract, you know; be stars, act like crazy, get paid, we can just fumble through finishing the rest of this film while you go back to making real films?


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