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The Temp (1993)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Peter Derns
... Kris Bolin
... Roger Jasser
... Jack Hartsell
... Brad Montroe
... Sara Meinhold
... Charlene Towne
... Lance
... Dr. Feldman
... Sharon Derns
... Rosemary
... Mercer
Daniel C. Swanson ... Nathan Derns
... Marla Higgins (as Demene E. Hall)
... Larry
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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>

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Don't get mad. Get promoted.

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

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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$6,419,876
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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 »

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Less then 5 minutes into the movie we see the camera visable when "Peter" gets into the elevator. Right as the doors are closing the camera is seen reflecting on the right side. See more »

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Peter Derns: Where'd she get the picture?
Rosemary: It came with the frame. She bought a set-five for $9.99 from Thrifty's.
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Wicked, Nasty & Mean
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Bizarre, campy thriller
4 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I remember wanting to see this when I was 13 back in 1993 because it looked so bad! Six years later, I rented it and sure enough, it was so bad it's good! It stars Lara Flynn Boyle (The Practice) as a quirky, femme fatale who causes problems for the people around her. Although the movie was well cast and put together well, there really was no point to it! It never really went into Boyle's character's personality, about WHY she was so strange! Overall, I'd rent this just for entertainment, not for a good thriller! Sure to become a 1990s cult classic. ~CosmicGirl


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