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Business as Usual (1988)

PG | | Drama | 21 October 1988 (USA)
After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts ... See full summary »

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Lezli-An Barrett
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Cast

Credited cast:
Buki Armstrong Buki Armstrong ... Paula Douglas
Simon Barratt Simon Barratt ... Aggressive Man
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Mr. Barry
Eithne Browne Eithne Browne ... Trisha Lane
Michelle Byatt Michelle Byatt ... Jude
Graham Callan Graham Callan ... TV Producer
Jack Carr Jack Carr ... Brian Lewis
Craig Charles ... Eddie
Lesley Daine Lesley Daine ... 1st Shopper
Stephen Dillane ... Mr. Dunlop (as Stephen Dillon)
Natalie Duffy Natalie Duffy ... Rosa
Barry Eaton Barry Eaton ... Lad
Joanne Ellis Joanne Ellis ... Check-out Girl
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... P.C. Whitcombe
Philip Foster Philip Foster ... Tim Flynn
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After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts the advice of her father and joins his son, a left-wing organizer, and takes her plight to the union. Written by Pascal Grenier <gonin@generation.net>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chantaje a una mujer See more »

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Sexual harassment leads to personal revolution
2 June 1999 | by Lex-11See all my reviews

This film sacrifices character development in the name of thinly veiled political statement. Craig Charles was frankly superb, and I'm disappointed that he hasn't worked in film again. Glenda Jackson gave an all round good performance, despite being hobbled by the script and direction.

I enjoy watching this film as a reminder of the halcyon days of the mid-eighties, and to see just what the McGann brothers used to do, before their sit-com days.

The story concerns the plight of a young shop assistant, and her problems with an over bearing boss. When our heroine, Glenda, steps in she is fired and embarks on a transformation from meek shopkeeper to socially right-on campaigner for rights in the work place. Frankly, I am tired of this sort of preachy nonsense.

Barrett's direction was as good as could be expected, given that this is her debut feature. Girl power? Hmm. It's not enough to build a film around, I feel.


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