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Disclosure (1994)

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A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), Paul Attanasio (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Tom Sanders
Demi Moore ... Meredith Johnson
Donald Sutherland ... Bob Garvin
Caroline Goodall ... Susan Hendler
Roma Maffia ... Catherine Alvarez
Dylan Baker ... Philip Blackburn
Rosemary Forsyth ... Stephanie Kaplan
Dennis Miller ... Mark Lewyn
Suzie Plakson ... Mary Anne Hunter
Nicholas Sadler ... Don Cherry
Jacqueline Kim ... Cindy Chang
Joe Urla ... John Conley Jr
Michael Chieffo ... Stephen Chase
Joseph Attanasio Joseph Attanasio ... Furillo
Faryn Einhorn Faryn Einhorn ... Eliza Sanders
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Storyline

Sexual harassment is the theme, but here it is the man who is harassed by his new female boss. A high-flying executive, Meredith, is out to ruin her former lover, who she's just beaten to the top job in an electronics company, using every trick in the book. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Sex Is Power

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a very strong sex scene, sexual dialogue and other strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acoso sexual See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,068,126, 11 December 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$83,015,089

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,015,089
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Michael Douglas and Donald Sutherland have both previously appeared in films directed by Michael Crichton. Douglas appeared in Coma (1978), and Sutherland appeared in The Great Train Robbery (1978). See more »

Goofs

Both Tom and Susan are waiting for a bus to take them to the ferry in the Seattle Transit Tunnel at an Eastbound stop, while the ferry terminal is just a few blocks to the west. See more »

Quotes

Bob Garvin: This is America, goddammit. The legal system is supposed to protect people like me!
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An intriguing story of sex and power...
6 July 2001 | by AllisonLVenezioSee all my reviews

Sexual harrassment soars to new concepts in this compelling film based on the novel of the same title by Michael Chricton.

Tom Sanders (Michael Douglas) is psyched up about his promotion at DigiCom. But, as he arrives at work that morning, he finds out that the promotion never happened, but the position of Vice President was given to a woman. Of course, its not just any woman, its Meredith Johnson (Demi Moore), a woman from his past. Sanders discloses that he once was in a whirlwind romance with Meredith, but they parted ways and he came to Seattle, married, and started a family. Now, she wants nothing more to rekindle their romance, which Sanders doesn't want. An after-hours encounter leads to Meredith crying sexual harrassment, Sanders claiming he was the one who was really harrassed. Now, Sanders must be able to push past her power and status to show people what Meredith is really all about.

This was a great movie, based on an amazing novel. Douglas as Tom Sanders is what I expected, middle aged with a family, successful. However, the novel describes Meredith Johnson as blonde, while Demi Moore was not what I really pictured. However, her performance as "Super-Bitch" Meredith is convincing. She makes you hate her, no matter how much you like the characters she played in other films.

The part where Sanders struggled with Johnson in her office was extremely graphic. My mom predicted that I would cover my eyes, but I was very fascinated with it. In the book, this particular scene was EXTREMELY long, about 15 pages.

In conclusion, I thought "Disclosure" was a very well-done film with a great cast. Performances by Moore and Douglas were great, with a good supporting cast to back them up. It gives a good understanding of the American Legal System and sexual harrassment, and proves that sexual harrassment works on two levels. Sex is truly power, and if you have it, you have it, and if you don't...well, you'll have to work hard to prove yourself. I highly recommend seeing this film, but read the novel in addition to the movie. You won't regret it.


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