5.2/10
2,733
23 user 22 critic

The Temp (1993)

Trailer
2:20 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Nice guy junior exec Peter doesn't play dirty but unfortunately, some of his colleagues do. In comes Kris, his new temp, who is bright and efficient and saves him. She's willing to play dirty for Peter.

Director:

Tom Holland

Writers:

Kevin Falls (story), Tom Engelman (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Guilty as Sin (1993)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Stephen Lang
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A psychiatrist (Sciorra) is helping a neurotic art gallery owner who has a submissive and very satisfying sexual relationship with her new lover, a domineering man with a violent streak. An... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Crowe
Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Alan Alda
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure, and packs of "Fatal Beauty... See full summary »

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Rubén Blades
Threesome (1994)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A girl named Alex is by mistake housed with 2 guys, Stuart and Eddy, in a college dorm suite. After initial problems they become friends. Stuart has the hots for Alex, Alex for Eddy and Eddy for Stuart. Can it work?

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin
Dream Lover (1993)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A successful businessman tries to uncover what is wrong with his wife.

Director: Nicholas Kazan
Stars: James Spader, Mädchen Amick, Fredric Lehne
The Owl (TV Movie 1991)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

After the violent murder of his family, a man becomes a vigilante dispensing his own kind of justice to people in need.

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Adrian Paul, Patricia Charbonneau, Brian Thompson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

From Master of Horror Tom Holland, comes a brand new horror anthology, TOM HOLLAND'S TWISTED TALES.

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Amber Benson, Angela Bettis, AJ Bowen
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton
Renegades (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz
Traces of Red (1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The... See full summary »

Director: Andy Wolk
Stars: Jim Belushi, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Goldwyn
Unforgettable (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Unsuccessfully framed for his wife's murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing a new drug that allows him to experience the memories of other people first-hand.... See full summary »

Director: John Dahl
Stars: Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Peter Derns
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Kris Bolin
Dwight Schultz ... Roger Jasser
Oliver Platt ... Jack Hartsell
Steven Weber ... Brad Montroe
Colleen Flynn ... Sara Meinhold
Faye Dunaway ... Charlene Towne
Scott Coffey ... Lance
Dakin Matthews ... Dr. Feldman
Maura Tierney ... Sharon Derns
Lin Shaye ... Rosemary
Michael Winters ... Mercer
Daniel C. Swanson Daniel C. Swanson ... Nathan Derns
Demene Hall ... Marla Higgins (as Demene E. Hall)
Jesse Vint ... Larry
Edit

Storyline

A cookie company takeover has employees scrambling to make a case for continued employment. An executive's administrative assistant takes paternity leave, and he gets a temp who is too good to be true, doing tasks at a fast pace and doing quite a bit of creative work for the project. The executive starts noticing that all the obstacles to his climb up the corporate ladder are disappearing, including the death of some of his rivals. When his regular admin returns to work, his temp, who has made it clear that she wishes to stay with him, begins her own accelerated climb up the ladder, and he begins wondering if she was responsible for the removal of the obstacles. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't get mad. Get promoted.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and scenes of violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambición fatal See more »

Filming Locations:

North Coast, Oregon, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,877,744, 12 February 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,419,876
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The role played by Faye Dunaway was first offered to Diane Ladd: Dunaway and Ladd had both appeared in the film Chinatown (1974) in which Ladd's character impersonates Dunaway's. Dunaway was given the role as she was agreeable to a lesser fee than that asked by Ladd and also did not wish the star billing which Ladd did. See more »

Goofs

Though the movie takes place in Portland, Oregon, one of the characters is listening to a Seattle radio station, which would not be available in Portland. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Peter Derns: Kris. These are the pictures that Charlene was talking about just before she fell and died. I didn't call her that night and tell her that there was an emergency at the bakery. You did... on my behalf. You were going to kill her and pin the murder on me because you knew she was on to you, wasn't she? She knew you didn't go to Stanford. She knew you lied about having a family. And you knew that you weren't going to rise any higher here as long as Charlene was around.
Kris Bolin: I was going to ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Features The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Falling In Love
Composed by Alec Gould
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Standard, watchable thriller.
29 April 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

A standardized psychological thriller, in the "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" mold; we have yet another female character that seduces the men with her attractiveness and at first appears to be incredibly genial and helpful, but gradually turns into a possessive, obsessive person, ready to try anything to achieve her goals. The film is overly predictable and long but fairly entertaining. Lara Flynn Boyle is not quite up to the level we'd like her to be, but Timothy Hutton is an effortlessly likable actor, easy to identify with. (**)


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed